The terminal building was curvilinear, requiring calculation of XYZ coordinates for control and erection of the roof and glazing system. The building was built to a compressed construction schedule that required intense focus on constructability reviews and fast-track construction methods.
The very compressed construction schedule required that particular attention be given to constructability reviews and fast-track methods. The project team developed and wrote a computer program to perform the necessary calculations.
Fluor also provided contract negotiation and procurement support for international material and subcontracts, supervised international supply and erection teams, and provided translation for Japanese joint venture partners.
Fluor personnel were involved in managing and reviewing the terminal design, as well as establishing and implementing project controls and management systems. Fluor introduced a number of personal computer system applications for computer-aided-drawing (CAD) that were new to the Japanese construction industry.