Of Pipes and Conduits
At the Heart of Terminal 3

Stuffed with State-of-the-Art Technology

At the construction site – or more precisely, inside the building – the pace now quickens. Following a phase during which a volume of concrete huge enough to fill 4,000 bathtubs was poured each day for floors, ceilings, walls, and other structures, the interior finishing phase begins. This involves installing a lot of equipment. From plumbing and conduits for heating, air conditioning and ventilation across lighting to safety equipment, a large number of highly complex technical systems are put in place and connected. This calls for a great deal of very intricate, small-scale work. Large construction equipment like concrete mixers and bulldozers isn’t needed here; during this phase, what matters is manual dexterity, expertise, and attention to detail. Specialists of many kinds are involved in a hive of activity.

Comfort and Convenience from Top to Bottom

One trade is responsible for installing the elevators and escalators. Spanning seven levels, the main terminal building is quite tall. To ensure accessibility, it boasts an impressive total of 91 elevators and 37 escalators. Innovative control technology makes sure that no one has to wait very long. Overall, Terminal 3’s design is quite impressive, featuring efficient paths designed to minimize the need for travelers to change levels.

Feel-Good Temperatures, Efficiently Achieved

One special technical challenge that must be mastered is efficiently utilizing available heat. People and electrical systems radiate a lot of it, so even on cold days there isn’t much need for heating. During the summer, special air conditioning systems keep terminal visitors comfortably cool. After all of the installation work has been completed, everything is very carefully checked. Step by step, the highly complex, integrated heart of Terminal 3 is prepared to start beating.

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