Melbourne airport – T2 8th Baggage Reclaim – Propping

Cassaform was engaged to supply the heavy duty propping for the 8th baggage reclaim project RUN BY John Holland at Melbourne Airport. The project involved the demolition of the existing stair and lift core at ground level and the installation of custom fabricated steel beams to re support the remaining core above.

Completing this project would allow space around the existing core to be better utilized as a baggage reclaim. The remaining core would still service the structure above and thus had to remain. The terminal 2 departures lounge at the airport directly above was to remain in service throughout the works.

Cassaform’s engineers worked diligently between both consultants and contractors to source and supply heavy duty propping capable of supporting the 600ton core. Propping had to be positioned to not inhibit the installation of permanent steel beams whilst still providing the required capacity and stability.

Survey points were setup and monitored during the works with a maximum 2mm compression being experienced – a great result. The project was successfully completed in 2017 to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.