The SFS Fall Protection System has recently been chosen as the roofing fall protection solution for the development of the new largest airport in the world.
Designed by Grimshaw, with master planning by Arup, the Istanbul New Airport is a new ‘mega-airport’, replacing the city’s Atatürk Airport, which will have six runways.
The €7bn project has seen over 20,000 workers employed on-site at one time, utilising up to 58 cranes. Therefore, a system was required to ensure the protection of workers and maintenance teams with both restraint and fall arrest capabilities.
The Horizontal Lifeline system from SFS was installed across the 400,000 sq. m standing seam roof, with 2,200 high load posts, which feature a special customized surface finish, interlinked by 18km of stainless steel wire. The result is a highly effective fall protection solution which is aesthetically sympathetic, comfortably accommodating the design intent.
The system was part of a package of building envelope solutions provided by the SFS Group. This included a range of high-performance SFS SL2, SD6 and SD14 fasteners for the standing seam roof, plus thousands of GESIPA BULB-TITE® blind rivets.
James Gooder, Business Manager at SFS Fall Protection, comments: “Our teams have worked tirelessly to deliver a successful result for the developer IGA to create a building which is safe, secure and sustainable, whilst meeting the architectural vision for this landmark development.”
The SFS Fall Protection System is fully stainless steel manufactured, tested and certified to EN795:2012 and CEN/TS16415:2013, and offers a long, reliable service life which is backed with a 25-year warranty.
To find out more about SFS Fall Protection, or to book a CPD on Fall Protection Systems, visit the SFS website.
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