Airport Berlin Brandenburg „Willy Brandt“

Runways, taxiway and apron system

  • Airport Berlin Brandenburg „Willy Brandt“
    The Airport Berlin

In early September 2006 construction started for the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI or BER) on the grounds of the former airport Berlin-Schoenefeld and additional areas south of it. As a modern major airport it will meet with the increasing volume of passengers in the air traffic in and around Berlin. Two parallel built runways are developed on an area of more than 1.470 hectare. After the first stage of completion this airport will have the capacity to handle 27 million passengers.

The new southern runway has an impressive length of 4.000 meters and 60 meters width. The airline operation areas are concrete constructions of 1,3 meters height to enable a comfortable landing and take-off for big aeroplanes such as the Airbus A380. More than 1,1 million cubic meters of concrete were used only for the southern runway.

The overall costs of the project will amount to more than 2 billion Euros. Added to that will be costs for road- and train connections and also parking blocks and hotels. The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is planning to create jobs for up to 40.000 people.


Facts and figures:

  • Runway south: 4000m x 60 m (Concrete)
  • Runway North: 3600m x 45 m (Asphalt)
  • Total area (Taxiways, Runways, Movement area): 1,8 million square meter
  • Construction phase: 2006 – March 2013
  • Total volume: > 2 billion Euro




Alexander Strutzke
Alexander Strutzke
Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH)
Sales and Marketing Manager
phone: +49 (931) 35503-550

Successful project collaboration with EPLASS:

The contract for building the subproject of runways, several taxiways and forefields was awarded to the „ARGE BBI – luftseitige Flächenbauwerke“, a joint venture of the German building companies Eurovia VBU, Max Bögl Bauunternehmung and Eurovia Beton.

The subgroups "ARGE GU II" and "ARGE GU XXI" use EPLASS Correspondence and EPLASS Standard for the entire management of documents and drawings. The mail inside the joint venture groups is being distributed only digitally. The EPLASS modules of „Daily Construction Records“ and „Defect Management“ are also being used for the comprehensive documentation of operations.

An exception in this project is the local installation of EPLASS on the construction site and the simultaneous integration of other external project participants via the EPLASS Citrix internet port.