Construction Begins On Airport Exterior Framing

November 27, 2017

Construction has begun on the exterior framing of the new airport terminal with the installation of the first columns of structural steel.

“The structural steel will be erected to form the shell of the building, which will provide support for the second level and roof. Steel beams will form the structure to hold up the curtain wall and other exterior elements of the new terminal,” Skyport said.

“This phase of the project began on Monday, November 27 ahead of schedule and will continue through to September 2018. There is a total of 3,500 metric tonnes of structural steel to be erected during this period.

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“Cranes were used to install the steel beams and columns on top of pile caps. The pile caps were put into place after piling was completed. The piles and pile caps created the foundation for the new terminal. This next phase represents the start of the above-ground construction.”

Frank Ross, Aecon’s Executive Director, Infrastructure, says: “This is a significant milestone for the construction progress as this phase is the start of the project that people will be able to see. Everything done up to now was for the foundation of the building. We are currently ahead of schedule and are looking forward to completing this phase in a timely manner.”

Aaron Adderley, President, Bermuda Skyport, says: “We are pleased that the project is ahead of schedule at this point. Our contractors have been working at a very fast pace. We expect the installation of the steel structure to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018 while the curtain walling will commence by mid-2018.”

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“This phase of the construction project is not expected to cause significant disturbance to area residents,” Skyport added.

“The construction of the new airport terminal which commenced in March 2017, is expected to take 40 months and will be completed by July 2020.”

Photos above courtesy of Robert Daniels

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  1. oba/UBP one term party says:

    Where is the Chinese and oba/UBP flag?

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Trudeau would not allow the sale to go through. The Canadian Government is concerned that selling to a Chinese company may be a risk to Canada’s national security.

    • wahoo says:

      Why don’t you fly de plp/biu flag over de bus depot? I am glad that this project is going ahead the way it is with no plp surprises like cost overruns in the many millions and highly suspicious dealings that never get investigated because they are considered immoral but not illegal…if you know what I mean.

    • Mark says:

      Its being replaced by the trump/plp flag

    • Zevon says:

      You are apparently an idiot, but someone should tell you the ex-ubp leader is your junior minister of finance.

    • Ringmaster says:

      Pathetic response. A more appropriate question is “where is the PLP Minister”?

    • bee says:

      why don’t you ask the PLP to show you the hospital agreement? no you never did ask and they never showed you for reasons which i’m sure you now understand. unlike the OBA who were open about the airport from day ONE…that is, if you were listening and not trying to shout over everyone in the room. The PLP put BERMUDA in debt to the Chinese to the tune of $800million. try that on for size then come back

      • Rights for All says:

        I think what he means is, because the PLP does not accept the airport, it will be renamed The Bob Richards International Airport. Can’t have the present name used for a project which is not blessed by the PLP and is on time and under budget.

  2. ConcernedBermudian says:

    Can you please build a dock for boats to drop off and pick up passengers?

  3. bdaboy says:

    Why would there be a Chinese flag? oh, that’s right…you’re just a moron.

  4. wahoo says:

    Why don’t you fly the plp/biu flag over the bus depot? I am glad plp are not running the airport it will be finished before deadline with no “overruns” and no rumours of impropriety.

  5. Brandon says:

    Why does the Chinese and OBA flag has to be shown the country’s flag is good enough isn’t it Or are you bored and have nothing else to say ?

  6. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Where’s the Trump/PLP flag?