Construction of the Suvanabhumi Airport

August 4, 2003 - CONSTRUCTION AT THE SUVANABHUMI AIRPORT

Also: February 9, 2004 construction photos
Also: June 7, 2004 construction photos

Also: August 31, 2004 construction photos



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The entrance to the site from Bang-NA Trat Highway is a bumpy dirt road with a constant stream of trunks entering and exiting the site.



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Several models of the airport are in the NBIA building.



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A Thai-themed garden planned for the terminal area



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A wat, originally on the site, was relocated off the edge of the site at a reported cost of 40 million baht.



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Approaching the massive terminal.



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Concourse C under construction.



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Three stages of the Supertruss--(right to left) truss being assembled, truss ready to be raised (detail below), truss on top of supports



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Detail of a truss being readied to be raised onto the pillars. Note the workers in yellow hardhats on the truss.



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For a sense of scale, see the photo below which is a detail of the area under this Supertruss.



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Workers under a Supertruss--At any time there are 9000-10,000 workers on-site.
As an official from NBIA said, "Not enough and too many."




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South from the terminal area--Thana City is in the distance on the right.



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Note the workers on the Supertruss.



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Above and below: Details of the Supertrusses and their inverted triangle form.


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The terminal



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Cross-sections being installed between Supertrusses.



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Detail of the cross-sections connecting the Supertrusses



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Mockup area to test the skylight design (for the roof of the terminal)



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The eastern control tower under construction. The airport will have two small control towers and one tall one designed to be the tallest in the world. The tall one has not been started yet.



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Above and below: Concourse G under construction



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Note the triangle form of Concourse A visible in the distance through the lower level.



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The north end of Concourse G with the main terminal hall to the left.



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The north end of Concourse G



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Bamboo-like metal scaffolding for detail work on Concourse A



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The north end of Concourse A



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South end of Concourse A before the rounded roofing sections are installed. Roofing sections will be bolted to the brackets on the pillar.



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Concourse roofing sections ready to be installed.



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Wall supports being reinforced before installation.



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Concourse G



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Concourse G as seen from the end of Concourse A.

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June 8, 2004 construction photos
February 9, 2004 construction photos
August 4, 2003 construction photos

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