Daytona International Speedway-Frontstretch Grandstand Project

Barton Malow

Daytona Rising includes five expanded redesigned entrances, "injectors" which lead fans to a series of escalators, stair towers, and elevators transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, "neighborhoods" along the mile-long front stretch. The replacement grandstand doubles the restrooms and triples the concession stands that the original structure held. With 60 luxury suites and spanning a mile long, the project compares itself to a high-rise building laid on its side for complexity reference. The estimated price set for the project is $ 400 million and scheduled completion is January 2016.

The project was challenged by the delivery of 16,000 tons of structural steel and miscellaneous metals to complete the fast track schedule within several project interruptions for major race activities during each year. The detailing scope of work included the extensive miscellaneous metals scope of work part for the multiple stair towers and miles of architectural concourse handrails.

Project complexity included streamline connectivity to the existing grandstands that were not uniform in the dimensional setbacks from the new structure. This required coordination with many different trades, each having its own dimension tolerances for facade exterior skin, MEP logistics framework, escalator/escalator support, and entertainment area support structures.

Tekla’s BIM insight brought an easy-to-understand platform for the different trades to review the structural steel and miscellaneous metals’ model for coordination. Tekla’s BIM technologies were utilized in the major undertaking for logistical trade coordination, construction management, and RFI communications along with Prolog Converge. Tekla BIM coordination helped shorten the opportunity solving time span in design.