The Imam Khomeini
International Airport was an outstanding example of the impressive range of
expertise that modern megaprojects demand: Project management and control,
procurement, construction, and administration of the design and engineering
subcontracts. Therefore, at the prequalification stage, Kayson had to prove its
ability to plan, direct and manage this fast-track, multidisciplinary
It is no wonder that Kayson has been recognized as one of
the few construction and engineering firms in developing countries which
possesses the resources and technological know-how necessary to build an
international airport, and the government agency in charge of evaluating
contracting and consulting engineering firms, the Management and Planning
Organization, has assigned Kayson grade 1 (the highest ranking granted by that
organization) in building transportation systems. One only has to take a look at
the following facts and figures to get a true picture of the magnitude,
complexity, and speed of execution of this megaproject:
- The design and build contract between Kayson and the Ministry of Roads and Transportation was
signed in Oct,1995.
- The first set of drawings were completed a month
laterConstruction of the terminal building started less than two months
- Overall, 6000 sheets of drawings were prepared.
- Over 25000 activities were
supervised and controlled on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
management involved 27 major consulting engineering and contracting firms,
including the prominent French company, ADP.
- 500 cubic meters of concrete, 25
tonnes of reinforcement bars, and 100 tonnes of paving material were used each
- 138 design engineers and technicians labored to prepare the drawings, while
90 civil engineers and technicians, backed by a workforce of over 850 people and
300 pieces of construction equipment, worked virtually around the clock to put
them into effect.
Kayson's Scope of Work Included
Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of:
- A 78,000 Square
Meter Passenger Terminal
- 12,000 Square Meters of Service and Auxiliary Buildings
155,000 Square Meter Aircraft Maintenance Apron
- A 4,200-Meter Long and 60-Meter
- 12,800 Meters of 45-Meter Wide Taxiways
- 27,500 Meters of 35-Meter Wide
Access Roads n Nine Access Bridges for Motor Vehicles, and four Aircraft Taxiway
- Water Treatment Facilities and Distribution Networks
- Aircraft Refueling Network
- Multi-Story Car Parking Facilities
Control Buildings, Loading Docks, and Storage Buildings.