Phase I: Getting it watertight
For the reconstruction, we had all the material come over from the Netherlands. With efficient logistics and the unbridled deployment of local workers, we delivered the building watertight within three months, with a temporary, structural roof. A relief for the airport, because now the restoration work could start. At the same time, the building can now offer a provisional arrival and departure hall to passengers who had to stay in emergency buildings for a year.
Phase II: Making it hurricane resistant
The temporary watertight roof is still vulnerable when the hurricane season starts. Local workers and experienced craftsmen from the Netherlands work side by side to strengthen the construction as quickly as possible. We install a definitive roof on the watertight protection in a robust construction, with special attention to assembly at the overhanging edge of the building. When we are done, the roof can withstand wind speeds of up to 185 mph (300 km/h).
Roy van Eijsden has over 20 years of experience and joined Ballast Nedam in 2019. He has a project driven background with 'on the ground' experience on 6 continents. His intrinsic motivation stems from a desire for continuous personal growth and business development.