Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 7, Pg. 46-47

Document Type: Feature article


Roofed with the worlds largest diameter wood dome at 530 ft., the Tacoma Dome, a multi-purpose sports and convention center has helped revitalize a blighted part of that Washington state city. The 414 curved glulam timber beams and 700,000 board ft. of decking required no falsework for construction. The project is an Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement nomination.

Subject Headings: Domes (structure) | Wood | Curved beams | Roofs | Public buildings | Laminated materials | Wood beams | Decks

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