Stadium Completed Night Before Game

by Robert Coleman, (M.ASCE), Director of Design and Vice Pres.; Enwright Assocs., Inc., Greenville., So. Carolina,
Stephen F. Csernak, (M.ASCE), Structural Project Engr.; Enwright Assocs., Inc., Greenville, So. Carolina,
J. Coley Altman, Jr., (M.ASCE), Structural Dept. Head; Enwright Assocs., Inc., Greenville, So. Carolina,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 4, Pg. 64-66

Document Type: Feature article


Construction problems with a major addition to the Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., halted construction for four months. In order to make up the time, the design firm had to redesign the addition. The deadline was met only a few days before the year's first college football game was played. Some of the construction problems were solved with the following: underpinning, second-order frame-analysis, beam-on-elastic foundation analysis, and segmental post-tensioning. Dynamic stringer analyses were used to completely redesign the upper deck addition.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Stadiums and sport facilities | Dynamic analysis | Colleges and universities | Underpinning | Tension | Decks

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