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Winnipeg Investors Group Field , Winnipeg, Manitoba
Structal-Heavy Steel Construction
Canadian Football Stadium
The Investors Group Field is composed of 9000 tons of steel, 28,000 cubic meters of concrete, 3500 sections of hollow main floor, 450 pieces of precast bleachers, 272,000 blocks, 8 acres of room, 33,500 seats expandable to 40,000 for major events, including Grey Cup and other major international events and concerts. The stadium arch trusses supporting the 8 acres of roof are the largest and highest in Canada, spanning 620 feet and approximately 200 feet in the air. They weigh 950 tons each. All steel pieces were detailed in Tekla Structure with great efficacity.
At the end of the project, we ended up with 8,600 shop drawings, 5000 for the bowl and 3600 for the roof. Some truss connections were so complicated that it was not possible to draw them on paper. The engineering firm, Walter P Moore, used our model to make the connection concept and transferred us the Tekla information so we could complete the 3D. The camber of the trusses was also a big challenge but good communication between our team and the project engineer enabled us to input everything into the model, therefore preventing problems in the field. We inputed in our Tekla model all the cast-in-place concrete and precast that could affect our steel for coordination. We have also shared the model with Walter P Moore to input the deck in Tekla to prevent any misfit in the field.