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04/22/2009

Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow

Heinrich Lamparter Stahlbau GmbH & Co. KG created a steel-roof construction for the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow using GRAITEC Advance Steel.

Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow


Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow


Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow


Originally the airport, "Sheremetyevo-1", was a military base for soviet airplanes but has been used as an international airport since the 1960's. The international airport "Sheremetyevo-2" was built on preparation for the Olympic summer games which were held in Moscow in 1980. In 2004 the construction of a 3rd terminal begun and will be finished in 2009.

The entrance hall of the new terminal 3 will be connected to the car park by an overpass. A double bend curved steel-roof construction will be built over this overpass. This roof-construction was constructed by the Heinrich Lamparter Stahlbau GmbH & Co. KG using Advance Steel.

The roof construction consists of 1,200 tons of steel. It is 92 meters wide and 125 meters long. The height of the curved steel construction is 16 meters. The roof includes 50 tons of tension members to DN 130, 2,000 m steel cable to DN 75 and approx. 20 tons of M48 bolts.


The modelling of the double bend structural unit with trussed rafters, 4-web-rafters, glass construction and fish-belly girders was a big challenge for the construction engineers of Heinrich Lamparter GmbH & Co. KG. Advance Steel was an excellent choice of software for this ambitious project, especially because of its capability of 3D modelling. GRAITEC Advance processes the entire 3D model data, accelerates all document creation and insures all-round drawing consistency. As a result, the construction engineers were able to create the roof with a minimized effort. Mr. Linge, Manager of the engineering department, commented: "Because of its ability of 3D modelling, Advance Steel offers the possibility to create this kind of steel building objects ready for being installed".

Furthermore Mr. Linge emphasised the compatibility of Advance Steel with AutoCAD® as another big advantage, because thus the complicated data exchange with other participants (Architects etc.) is guaranteed.

Another important aspect for the construction of the project was the language that the plans were produced in. The project was done by Heinrich Lamparter Stahlbau GmbH & Co. KG as the leading company together with other offices in Europe. The data and plans had to be translated into Russian, in order to enable the Russian site to carry out the assembly as detailed. Advance Steel is developed in several languages so it can support the project data and plans in both German and Russian.

The transportation of the steel elements was another challenge that the team faced. In order to transport the steel to Moscow the steel elements had to be created to their maximum unit weights. Advance Steel was ideal for this task, as the total weight can be immediately calculated for the chosen object. This enabled the transportation to run smoothly without.

For the assembly, the geometric boundary conditions had to be observed and different possibilities of the compensatory tolerances that could appear during the assembly had to be created. In Advance Steel the model is created in its real dimensions, therefore supporting the checking of difficult situations as they occur during an assembly. This challenge once again proved that Advance Steel was the right software for this project.


Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow Canopy for Terminal 3 - Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow


About Heinrich Lamparter Stahlbau GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich Lamparter Stahlbau GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Heinrich Lamparter in 1947. The company connects its experience in working with steel with modern types of construction and manufacturing technologies. Some of its reference projects are Kings Waterfront in Liverpool, the Capricorn-House in Düsseldorf, the façade of Eurohypo in Eschborn und the crystal roof of the UNCC in Bonn.