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KEEP HANGING ON

Cladding is well under way on the biggest of four hangars under construction at Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi Airport. The Thai Airways facility will be a monster capable of handling three of the new Airbus A380 planes at one time. The huge doors will concertina back underneath a 270m clearspan girder to let planes in. Design work for the huge steel roof, 270m long by 90m wide, had to take into account the need for an almost clear internal space. Just two columns are allowed. Scott Wilson Thailand is construction supervisor, and worked with local firms Seatec and Span on the design.

The $20M hangar is being built by SinoThai and will be completed by May.

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