After two long years of hard work, the refurbishment works of the E, J, and H halls, belonging to the Airbus Tablada Factory, located in Seville, Spain, have come to an end.
This is one of the most complex refurbishment works that the Savener team has faced both in its Design and Project Management phases. In particular, due to the difficulties that had to be overcome during the execution, as it is a rehabilitation of warehouses dating from the 70s and whose roofs are made of fibre cement (asbestos). To this challenge had to be added the particular requirements of Airbus, to maintain the operation and production of the plant at all times.
This project, which Savener began to develop in its design phase in 2015, began to be executed by the awarded construction company, Acciona, at the beginning of 2020, and now ends in 2022.
It is an unconventional project, whose objective was not only the rehabilitation of the roof but also the structural reinforcement of the different production halls of the factory, where Airbus carries out the manufacture of aeronautical infrastructures and where it is not possible to stop production at any time. As can be understood, carrying out structural work under these conditions, “over the heads” of those who manufacture the aircraft, has been an immense challenge in terms of safety and the design of the solutions provided.
In total, some 18,000 m2 of roofs have been refurbished, all of which have undergone a total transformation to a high-performance final state, where thermal behaviour has been improved by adjusting and perfecting the insulation and structural robustness through the execution of reinforcements that have been undertaken in a “surgical” manner.
In addition, the rainwater collection system has been improved with the incorporation of “Full Flow” systems that allow a more efficient evacuation of rainwater, providing the roofs with a greater evacuation capacity.
Once again, the experience and high capacities of the professionals that make up Savener, and especially the team of the Architecture, Structures and Energy Department, have demonstrated that they are prepared to face and exceed the expectations of the most demanding challenges that may be posed to them.