Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
Posted on Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Samaras Structural Engineers congratulates project partners Built Environs, SACA, Aurecon, Cox Architects and Hassell on the successful delivery of the SACA Adelaide Oval Western Grandstand Redevelopment.
The Redevelopment was recently completed on schedule, providing local and international cricket lovers with a 14,000-seat grandstand, members bar and dining room in time for the recent Ashes Series.
Samaras Structural Engineers successfully fabricated and erected the 6000 m2 Diagrid Roof Structure, which included six 35 tonne primary trusses cantilevering from the rear of the grandstand, supported by roof columns cut into the rear of the upper bowl.
With spans of up to 55 metres and weighing approximately 432 tonnes, the Diagrid Roof Structure is recognised as one of the lightest roof forms in Australia for such spans.
Design workshops were conducted to develop and finalise the final steel roof design and the “For Construction” final design and documentation. Early design development involvement with the design team, engineers, architects and the client enabled Samaras Structural Engineers to provide crucial input and 3D Modelling to ensure the final design was constructible and met client objectives.
Trial Assemblies of the Diagrid Roof Structure were conducted at Samaras Structural Engineers’ Gillman premises prior to installation onsite, ensuring risk free perfect alignment of the roof structure during the onsite activities.
While managing to retain its key historical and heritage elements, Adelaide Oval looks set to provide premium sporting events in South Australia well into the future.