In the late evening of August 2, 2015 super Typhoon Soudelor collided with the island of Saipan leaving a previously green and lush paradise stripped and broken. Typhoon Soudelor was one of several typhoons this season that crippled island services but Soudelor was the most intense to date. Clocking wind speeds of 120 to 156 mph, Soudelor stripped trees bare, flooded roads, destroyed homes and buildings and left the island without water and power. Witnesses of the typhoon tell of roofs torn off buildings, cars toppled, power line on the ground, trees uprooted and broken. One survivor, a local physician, talked with his neighbor who had an independent weather station located on high ground that recorded two gusts of 214 mph before the station was blown away.
Throughout the storm, the Saipan International Airport terminal and its retrofit roof stood firm. Bemo USA engineered and manufactured the roofing system that covers the airport. Their engineering team designed the sub-framing system to handle the roof loads, provided additional insulation and installed the retrofit engineered roof system. Although, Typhoon Soudelor has not been the only typhoon to hit the island since the installation of the roof system, it ranks as one of the most severe.
The BEMO 305 panels installed on the airport terminal buildings were made of .050 aluminum. Bemo USA manufactured custom panels that were milled and curved onsite to assure a lasting engineered solution. Each BEMO 305 panel was mounted with BEMO Hook Clips on 14 ga. Galvanized hat bars. Each Galvanized bar was fastened through 1/4" Densdeck and 2" polyisocyanurate insulation into the wood deck below.
"We are pleased to announce another successful BEMO Global Meeting. This year's meeting was held in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico where the new BEMO Global Branding Program "The Sky's The Limit" was launched."
BEMO enters into the third year of construction on the New Doha International Airport, still stands as the largest ongoing construction project in the world. The airport features over 310,000 square meters of .8mm stainless steel panels, over 700 welded skylight curbs and panel lengths of 122meters. The complete roof assembly being provided and installed by BEMO consists of a field curved 1.6mm deck, welded 2mm structural zees, two layers of high density Rockwool insulation - (200mm) (15.8mm) primed cover board, the BEMO Extreme HT 40mil self adhering underlayment and then the .8mm BEMO 400mm panels.
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BEMO has been awarded another phase at the New Doha International Airport in Doha, Qatar.
BEMO provides .8mm stainless steel panels for the new Airside at Sacramento Airport.
BEMO recently completed providing field formed, field curved panels for the re-roof of the Virginia Air & Space Museum.
Kodiak & BEMO complete Sacramento Airside.