Airport infrastructure

Cargo City – 1st functional module Leonardo da Vinci Airport - Fiumicino (Rome)

Before founding the Company, engineer Giancarlo Tanzi, Technical Director of Techproject S.r.l., took part in the supervision of works for the construction of the new Cargo City area. The project entailed the construction of a building consisting of three adjoining units: a cargo unit providing automatic warehousing, handling and storage of goods; a forwarding agents unit consisting of a storage area and of loading and unloading platforms; and a unit housing the administrative offices. The roof of the warehouse was built using ten square plates each measuring 48×48 metres. Each plate is supported by a single central reinforced concrete pile having a diameter of 2.4 m and anchors a steel pole that rises 13 metres above the roof. Eight couples of sheathed steel cable run from the steel pole to hold the roof plate in place. The whole building complex is erected on deep foundations consisting of 710 piles, each having an average depth of 65 lm, making the construction unique in Europe. The building that houses the offices is also somewhat special. It consists of a double lattice beam structure welded together at the time of installation – each beam has a height of 13 lm and a length of 47 lm – which supports the three floors of offices, with a ground clearance of 7.50, producing the effect of a 5-span bridge. The works also required the building of aircraft manoeuvring and parking areas, as well as a stilling basin covering a surface area of 100,000 m2, which collects and purifies all the terminal’s rainwater.

CUSTOMER
AEROPORTI DI ROMA S.p.A.

YEAR
1998-2002

PROJECT AMOUNT
EUROS 63.463.021,93

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
▪ AIR CARGO TERMINAL 32,000 m2
▪ OFFICES 4,300 m2
▪ VETERINARY AREA 400 m2
▪ FORWARDING AGENTS
OFFICES 50,000 m2
▪ ROADS AND PARKING 56,000 m2
▪ OIL SEPARATION PLANT AND ENLARGEMENT OF THE STILLING BASIN 100,000 m2

SERVICES PROVIDED
▪SUPPORT TO THE
▪SUPERVISION OF WORKS