Guam Fitness Center

Stearns provided design, detailing, and fabrication services of the steel roof framing system for the gymnasium, fitness hallway lobby, and racquetball areas for the state-of-the-art facility.

Project Details

Client: Department of the Navy

Location: GMS, Guam

Contractor: Black Construction Corporation

Architect: AM Partners, Inc.

Engineer-of-Record: Baldridge & Associates

Size: 18,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2003




Haramain High Speed Rail

The Haramain High Speed Railway is an inter-city transport system that connects the cities of Medina and Makkah (Mecca) via King Abdullah Economic City, Rabigh, Jeddah, and King Abdulaziz International Airport.  The electric trains will operate at 200 miles (320 kilometers) per hour and are anticipated to carry three million passengers a year. 

Stearns fabricated the steel skin support frame in Turkey, where it was preassembled, disassembled, containerized, and shipped to Makkah where it was erected.   

Project Details

Location: Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Contractor: Saudi Bin Ladin Group

Subcontractor: United Arap Aluminium Company (UAAC)

Architect: Foster + Partners, Sir Norman Foster

Engineer-of-Record: Foster + Partners, Buro Happold




King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) Mosque

The King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's third largest air facility, with up to 14.2 million passengers passing through it each year.  After completing our scope of work for them on the Haramain High Speed Railway project, Stearns was hired once again by United Arap Aluminium Company to fabricate the structural steel elements of the skylights in KAIA's mosque.  The mosque is part of the new international airport terminal planned to open in 2015, and the skylights consist of six pieces of specially designed, curved plate structures.     


Project Details

Client: The General Authority of Civil Aviation

Location: Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Contractor: Saudi Binladin Group

Subcontractor: United Arap Aluminium Company (UAAC)

Architect: Aeroports de Paris Ingenerie (ADPI) and Areen Design