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Construction of Terminal 3, Frankfurt Airport


ロケーション: Frankfurt, ドイツ

  • Construction of the drive-by platform for the futuristically designed third terminal of Frankfurt Airport
  • Upon completion of construction in 2024, up to 19 million travellers will be able to arrive at and depart from the three new gates each year
  • In future, passengers will be able to reach the departure level of Terminal 3 directly via the so-called drive-by platform
  • The 550-m-long and 27-m-wide drive-by platform with its total bridge area of 15,300 m² is supported by 70 V-shaped columns at a height of over 10 m and connects the two access and departure ramps to the terminal


  • Drive-by platform constructed in a total of 14 concreting sections, each just under 40 m in length
  • The formwork of the oblique-angled and V-shaped beams of the drive-by platform posed a particular challenge. In this case, it was necessary to shutter and strike the beams separately from the formwork carriage – and in a very confined area
  • Increased quality requirements with architectural concrete class SB2
  • High demands on occupational safety


Max Bögl Group, Frankfurt, Germany


  • Construction time of the drive-by platform shortened by several months
  • The formwork carriage was moved to the next cycle within just one week – almost 2 weeks faster per concreting section than originally planned
  • Simplified construction process ensured time and cost advantages
  • All deformations within the tolerance range
Portrait of Christopher Diefenhardt, Site Manager,  Max Bögl Group, Frankfurt, Germany
Christopher Diefenhardt
Site Manager

The construction site personnel were pleasantly surprised by the solution for this complex task. Thanks to the systems supplied by PERI, we were able to finish each concreting section about two weeks faster than originally planned.


  • Construction of a customised formwork carriage based on the VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit and the PERI UP Scaffolding Kit – 40 m long, 25 m wide, up to 12 m high and with a total weight of almost 500 t
  • Designed entirely in 3D
  • Entire PERI formwork carriage lowered by 2.20 m for striking and repositioning using an integrated hydraulics system
  • Between the V-shaped columns, the PERI solution was made up of six individual carriages that could be separated for relocation and deshuttering
  • Outside the V-shaped columns there were two further carriage units that were each 40 m long and could be moved in one piece
  • For the relocation process in the longitudinal and transverse direction, PERI developed a special hydraulic walking gear that could be transported back and forth between the individual carriage units quickly, easily and manually
  • For the oblique-angled and V-shaped beams, it was necessary to shutter and strike the beams separately from the formwork carriage – and in a very confined area. This was realised by means of a folding mechanism and the MAXIMO Structure Panel Formwork because of the lower construction height compared to the girder formwork
  • All access points and working platforms in the formwork carriage constructed using the PERI UP Scaffolding Kit
  • Special documentation of the formwork carriage with verifiable structural analysis comprising over 1,500 pages, as well as a partly digital operating manual with an independent CE marking. QR codes could be scanned to open short video sequences that explained the work steps in detail
  • Construction of the 70 V-shaped columns with the aid of PERI formwork systems