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Construction of the Passenger Terminal Roof at Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

The rapid expansion in air travel is a worldwide phenomenon, and nowhere more so than in southeast Asia where passenger volume has been increasing on an unprecedented scale. The new Hong Kong Airport at Chek Lap Kok was planned to meet the growth projections for air travel into the 21st century; the project comprised not only the airport itself, but also the entire infrastructure required to service it. The total project, collectively known as the airport core programme (ACP), included the road and rail network connecting the airport to Hong Kong and Kowloon, together with the construction of a complete township at Tung Chung, adjacent to the new airport. With a value of some £15bn, the ACP stands as one of the world's largest construction endeavours; what is even more impressive is the fact that it was constructed in a remarkably short period of time. H.J. Gettins and Y. Ushio

Author(s): Gettins, H J;Ushio, Y

Keywords: airports;chek lap kok airport, hong kong;roofs;terminal buildings;design;steel;prefabrication;construction work;lifting;curved;lattice frames