Commercial and Recreational Complexes

Convention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas, stadium and sports venues in Florida, Michican, Maryland and more recently in Quebec, a national museum in Virginia, are only a few of the major projects on which ADF was invited to collaborate because of its proven expertise.

These types of projects often call for a double expertise, that is, the know-how in structural steel and in architecture. In fact, the design of these buildings includes and showcases a large number of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) for which a particular attention is to be given to the finish of the product.

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Client:

Bovis Lend Lease LMB Inc.

Architecture:

Kevin Hom – Andrew Goldman Architects

Engineering:

Geiger Engineers, NY

ADF was selected for the fabrication of the steel structure of this new state-of-the-art multisport center, which houses, among others, an important aquatic center with an Olympic size swimming pool, an ice skating rink and a 3-story atrium lobby. Part of the this project’s challenges was the roof’s complex geometry, which is made up of curved steel beams, some of which having of 25.8 meters (84.5 feet) span, above which rises two 23.8 meters (78 feet) trapezoidal steel masts each weighing 17 tons. In addition a cable system attached to these masts is used to hold the curved roof.