Airport terminal which is put into service at the end of 2010, has contributed to its urban identity as steel structure with its remarkable architecture.

The structure is an important steel frame application with span length of 60 m. It is choosen as one of the successful steel structures of the year. The structure is built and certified according to LEED certification criteria.

The construction of the main steel structure and clamped roof cover and glass siding are also constructed by POLARKON along with its detail solutions. The projection area of the structure is 16,000 m².

Roofing, which is integrated with the facade cladding of the structure, is a metal clamped system on cassette profiles. While the cassette system creates the appearance of a paneling and a smooth ceiling in the interior, the outer shell gives the building the identity, as planned by the architect. Metal clamped system used in cladding formed by Special curving machines.


POLARKON has played an important role by undertaking the steel construction; roofing and sidings works of the project with great success of Erzincan Airport Terminal construction which is an extremely important project. I thank Polarkon performance of such painstaking and meticulous work showned at every stage of the project, and wish them continued success.

Mustafa NASİF

SERA YAPI A.Ş. Worksite Manager

Structural Health Monitoring System

Erzincan Airport's new domestic terminal building was completed and put into service in 2010. Structural Steel superstructure covers an area of approximately 16.000 m² monitored within our PYSIS programme in the scope of the SANTEZ (Industrial Thesis) project, from the beginning of construction to the end of 2012, by POLARKON:

Steel superstructure of the airport building, was monitored by installing 15 strain gauges and an accelerometer. Six of 15 strain gauges mounted on two selected columns, and remaining 9 are mounted on elements in the main beam and truss systems.

By installing the required number of strain gauges on one element, it is ensured that the axial load-induced strains and moment-induced strains can be examined separately.

Besides, the instrumentation to each element strains added to the steel girders (in unloaded condition), absolute strain values could be obtained, as well as the changes in the internal forces of the elements during placement and after construction.

Static behavior of, construction process and dynamic analysis were followed up on the structure. Model created in the SAP2000 program, and the values measured taken in the construction phase are compared by the calculated values. In addition, long-term monitoring was continued in the post-construction period and changes in the construction status were followed.