Self-Climbing System Used for First Time in U.S.
The McCarran International Airport is the primary commercial airport serving Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. In 2010, the airport recorded an estimated 39 million passengers passing through the terminal. With the growing need for expansion, the McCarran Airport Authority devised a plan for a new air traffic control tower to accommodate a terminal radar approach control (TRACON). Doka's formwork solutions were chosen for the construction of the air traffic control tower because of their ability to provide efficiency and safety. Having previously used the Super Climber on an 243,840 m² condo project in Chicago, Ill., the contractor, Archer Western, felt the Super Climber would be a good fit, in combination with Doka's SKE50 plus.
Doka's Super Climber system, in use on the interior walls, is supporting high live loads on the main work deck. By raising the entire working deck and formwork from floor to floor with a push of a button, the Super Climber allows fast and safe construction. A hanging stair tower is also integrated into the Super Climber. This five-story stair tower was built with Doka's Staxo 100 to allow the carpenter safe access to the top of the forms and climbing system.