Inventive Venue

by Erleen Hatfield, S.E., (M.ASCE), Partner; BuroHappold, New York, NY,
Michael Steehler, P.E., Associate; BuroHappold, New York, NY,
James Forkan, P.E., Senior Engineer; BuroHappold, New York, NY,
, C.ENG.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 12, Pg. 62-67,85

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: One of the largest construction projects in the United States this year, Mercedes-Benz Stadium features many groundbreaking design elements, including an eight-panel cantilevered retractable roof, a single-skin ethylene tetrafluoroethylene facade, and an enormous, 360-degree scoreboard. The multipurpose venue is an immersive experience for everyone who walks through its doors, and it is a testament to innovation in design.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Stadiums and sport facilities | Cantilevers | Roofs | Ethylene | Building envelope | Innovation | United States

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