Boeing Faraday Rd, Gatwick

Client: Boeing

Project Cost: £3.7M

Architect: ETC Architects

Boeing Faraday Rd, Gatwick

This steel structure houses four new Boeing flight simulators along with Boeings offices and training rooms over two storeys, whereas the simulator bay room is full height of the structure to allow for full motion of the simulators on electrically powered actuators.

RISE were tasked to design the mezzanine floor, design the steelwork connections, calculate additional load onto the already designed columns, and design the gantry structural elements.

The load to the ground floor slab from the walkway columns needed checking to ensure the reinforced ground bearing slab was adequate. RISE also designed the plant room structural elements, beam splice connections and their locations, and design of the simulator bases.

The support points for the motion actuators form an equilateral triangle, and the equipment at each apex of this triangle is mounted on a pad. Each pad was secured to a reinforced concrete slab with high strength studs chemically bonded into holes drilled into the concrete slab.

RISE’s expertise in steel structures and reinforced concrete meant the project was finished on time & within budget, and new pilots are already learning to fly at Boeing.

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Boeing Faraday Rd, Gatwick

Client: Boeing

Project Cost: £3.7M

Architect: ETC Architects