Hangar Door track works
About This Project
This project involved remediating the tracks that carried the large steel hangar doors. The door opening was in excess of 100 metres long and provided access to one of the hangers used 24/7 for maintenance and repairs to Qantas’s fleet of aircraft. Overtime the concrete structure supporting the tracks had started to fail. Lengths of the tracks and associated steel work had also corroded and required removal and replacement. The tracks that had been used were from the railway industry and hadn’t been manufactured since the 1980’s. GDP had some contacts in the railway industry and were fortunate to locate a supply of second hand tracks located in remote South Australia. GDP coordinated the transport of the tracks to site. In stages, GDP demolished the structure and remediated. The contract stipulated that we need to be able provide access to any part of the hangar within 2 hours, day or night, so that the hangar could be utilized to its full capacity if need be. The works were also designated ‘airside’ which brought yet another level of complexity to the project.