African Design Magazine November 2015 - Page 30

design services, including foundation, hangar floor and apron design. The innovative and tailor-made arched truss design from Hatch Goba allowed this Ethiopian-based contractor to clinch this prestigious project. “The hangar was erected successfully, and represents a quality structure that the Ethiopian construction industry can take great pride in,” Olivier highlights. “Hatch Goba provided an appropriate cost-effective and local solution that maintained the quality of the end product, while acknowledging some constraints of constructing in an Ethiopian environment,” Dubber concludes. All structural steel for the hangar was sourced from Italy and imported via the Port of Djibouti and freighted from there by road to Ethiopia. Efficient ordering of structural steel was enabled by the use of Strucad 3D structural steel detailing software which 30 africandesignmagazine.com