Heathrow Airport East Terminal Multi-storey Car Park
Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 18:00 (BST)
Heathrow Airport East Terminal Multi-storey car Park
|Date :||Thursday 10th April2014|
|Time :||6:00pm (Refreshments) for 6.30pm Start|
Holiday Inn, High Wycombe, M40 Jct 4, HP11 1TL
||Nadarajah Surendran BSc(Eng), MEng, CEng, MIStructE|
A new multi-storey car park (MSCP) at Heathrow is part of the new Heathrow T2A terminal building, which will form front door to the new Heathrow airport terminal. The development consists of 1340 car parking spaces within four floors along with additional roof level for highway access for public transport and drop off. Ground floor is designed to allow airport and public buses which has double floor height to accommodate tall vehicles. Overall size of the car park is approximately 114m long and 85m wide and 18m tall.
Laing O’Rourke converted the design from a traditional in-situ concrete structure to a Post-tensioning (PT)/precast hybrid to give safe, efficient structure that saved time on site for the contractor and client. Innovatively, precast shell beams with in-situ infill for PT was evaluated and successfully designed and constructed as composite structure. This presentation will take you through the challenges faced ‘from design to the construction’ and how these were resolved to achieve a world class car park with emphasis on higher quality & safety.
Nadarajah Surendran is a chartered structural engineer with more than 15years of experience in the construction industry including building structures. His main field of expertise is in post-tensioned and precast structures and has successfully designed PT-Precast composite structures in the UK including hospitals, universities and MSCPs. He is also a member in the management committee of fibUK.