Macalloy Tie Rods Tension Glulam Beam Roof Supports at Cork Airport, Ireland



Cork Airport contains a series of Macalloy products to help support the roof structure of the airport. A series of Macalloy Tension Bars / Tie Rods and Tie Bars were used within the structure. The products supplied by Macalloy were integral to the airport design.

Macalloy tension bars are used to tension the arches in the glulam beams of Cork airports terminal. The glulam beams have a double arch, with one concave and one convex. The bars are used to maintain the tension in the arch, meaning on one beam tie bars appear underneath and then on top of the glulam beam.

In order to meet the curved profile of the struts hanging from the glulam beams the Tie rods were bent under controlled conditions by the contractor.

The airport handles around 3 million passengers per annum.

Engineer - Jacobs International Engineering

Contractor - Rohcon Ltd

Architect - HOK International

Specialist Structural Engineer - Buro Happold

Ghulam Contractor - Derix

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