The airport terminal, which was put into service at the end of 2010, has strengthened the identity of the city with its unique architecture and steel bearing system.

The structure is an important steel cage implementation with a large opening of 60 m. With this feature, it is one of the most the successful steel constructions of the year it was built. The building has been certified and documented according to LEED certification criteria.

The construction of the bearing structure and the suture roof covering was carried out by POLARKON including all the detail solutions. The projected area of the building is 16,000 m².

The roof covering, which is integrated with the facade covering, is a metal cladding system over the cassette profiles. The metal cladding system, which is formed by special curving machines, actualizes the architect’s vision of the exterior of the building while the cassette system creates an almost flat panel appearance with smooth ceiling quality in the interior.

All accessories of the roof-facade coverings with metal cladding system of a total area of approximately 15,000 m² is supplied with aluminum composite coverings.


POLARKON, which has undertaken the steel construction and finishing works of our project, had an important role in the successful completion of our construction of Erzincan Airport Terminal. I thank POLARKON for their careful and meticulous work at every stage of the project and I 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 in 2010 and entered service. The steel superstructure, which covers an area of ​​approximately 9800 m2, has been monitored by Polarkon as a part of the SANTEZ project since the first stages of construction till the end of 2012.

The steel structure of the airport building was monitored by fifteen tension meters and an accelerometer. Six out of the fifteen strain gauges were mounted on two selected columns, while the remaining nine were mounted on the elements over the main beam and brackets.

By inserting the necessary number of strain gauges on one member, it is ensured that the stresses originating from the axial load and the stresses originating from the moment can be examined separately from each other.

Also, the instrumentation of each element was made before it was installed to the general structure (in the unloaded state), in which both absolute strain values and changing the internal forces of the elements during construction ​​were able to be obtained.

Static, incremental construction and dynamic analyzes were made on the building model created in the SAP2000 program, and the values ​​measured with the expected values ​​were compared one by one. In addition, long-term monitoring was continued during the construction and post-construction period.