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Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium enters final stages of construction

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BAM has completed roof construction at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

BAM has completed roof construction at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

BAM International has placed the last roof trestle of the 25,000-seat Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, located in Al Ain (approximately 150 kilometres east of Abu Dhabi, close to the borders of Oman) and has started the cladding. BAM started the design/build project in mid-2012 and the stadium is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013.

BAM International is executing the project with contributions from sister companies BAM Sports, specialised in stadium construction, and BAM Contractors from Ireland. The scope of work includes the construction of a soccer stadium with a gross floor area of 45,000 square meters, a six-storey commercial building, a sports complex including kids’ club and infrastructural works comprising roads, car parking, playing fields, landscaping and other utility services covering the forthcoming phases of the developments.

The construction of the stadium is a combination of structural steel and reinforced concrete on piled foundations with aluminium and composite external cladding and a palm bowl envelope. The unique, complex geometry of the steel roof comprising 38 metres long steel trusses (each weighing 25 tons) covered with a PVC tensile membrane creates a shade over the pitch and seating terraces to protect football players and visitors from direct sunlight.

Hazza Bin Zayed stadium will be managed and operated by Al Ain Club Investment Company. The stadium design is inspired by the natural landscape of Al Ain and encompasses both traditional and innovative design. It will be the new home ground for Al Ain Football Club and the mixed use development will provide a central location for sports and football enthusiasts, families, friends and business to come together.

Top truss goes into Singapore National Stadium

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The highest roof truss has been installed in the new National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub, an important step towards the completion of this new Singapore landmark and the crown jewel of the Sports Hub, with the entire construction project on track to open in April 2014.

When completed, the new National Stadium will have the largest free-spanning dome roof in the world, covering 310 metres wide. This dome will incorporate a moving roof, ensuring the stadium is protected from extreme weather conditions. The result is a stadium design with an integrated bowl cooling system that uses less than 15 per cent of energy as compared to a conventional air-conditioned stadium.

Mr. Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, visiting the site, said:

I’m glad that we’ve reached this major milestone in the construction of the National Stadium. This testifies to the commitment and dedication of our partners to deliver the project on schedule. I’ve talked to many people in the sports community, and we are all excited about the completion of the Stadium and the Sports Hub.

Mr. Ludwig Reichhold, Managing Director, Dragages Singapore Pte. Ltd. said:

Designing and building the largest free-spanning dome in the world is definitely not an easy feat and much credit goes to the very close working relationship between the design and production teams. Once finished, we will have constructed a fixed roof which has around 12,000 elements – along with a retractable roof over the stadium pitch with the approximate weight of about 1,000 tons – a testament to the high level of engineering and ingenuity that has gone into this innovative design. Levering the highest truss into place is a defining point in time and a symbolic pillar in the build of the National Stadium, and keeps us on track to finish the project by April 2014.

The highest truss of the new National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub has been completed – measuring at approximately 77.5 metres above pitch level.

The highest truss of the new National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub has been completed – measuring at approximately 77.5 metres above pitch level.

João Havelange Olympic Stadium closes in public safety scare

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Rio de Janeiro city officials have been forced to temporarily close the stadium which will host the athletics competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games because of structural problems with its roof.

João Havelange Olympic Stadium.

João Havelange Olympic Stadium.

The João Havelange Olympic Stadium was completed during a last-minute race to finish venues in time for the Panamerican Games. Construction of the stadium began in September 2003 and was completed in June 2007. Project engineering was provided by Andrade Rezende.

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said he decided to close the venue immediately after constructors who have been monitoring the stadium’s roof notified him of the structural problems.

Paes said:

I asked them if these problems posed a threat to fans and the answer was ‘Yes,’ depending on circumstances such as wind velocity and temperature. There was a risk, so I decided to close the stadium immediately until we have more details about the solution that we will need.

“The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee has full confidence that the city of Rio de Janeiro will take the necessary measures to guarantee that the Olympic Stadium is ready for the games more than three years from now, as well as for the test events before them,” the organising committee said in a statement.

The stadium is expected to be upgraded from 46,000 to a 60,000-capacity venue for the Olympics, when temporary seating sections will be added.