Stadia

Today successful stadia are destinations in their own right. Our understanding of wind flow relates not just to the structure, but also customer comfort, acoustics, heating and ventilation, even ball flight.

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Key contact

David Hankin

Principle Engineer

Teddington, UK

+44 (0) 208 943 5544 built-environment.ci@bmtglobal.com

Stadia


Sports stadia and large span roof structures of increasingly unprecedented scale are being designed, incorporating landmark architecture and innovative structural design.

Larger roof spans, distinctive architectural designs and increased retail and leisure space: the hallmarks of stadia as destination, bring their challenges. Cost-effective design dictates light-weight design, making these large span roof structures highly sensitive to climatic loading such as wind and snow. Our job is to help you minimise and mitigate those challenges, creating controlled external and internal environments for players, spectators and other visitors. In doing so we help you move beyond codes to smarter, more effective design with a clear, evidence-based view of exactly what your structure will experience.


For sophisticated 3D structural modelling to deliver efficient structural design, accurate loading scenarios are required that account for complex fluid-structure interactions including wind driven dynamic effects. To improve the accuracy of our predictions, we have innovated the way we test a stadia structure, and today integrate pressure tubes within the roof structure of our models to ensure aerodynamic accuracy across all surfaces.

 

 

  • Aerodynamic solution development
  • Air ventilation assessment
  • Ball flight assessment
  • Daylight, Sunlight, Overshadowing (DSO)
  • Façade glare and reflectivity
  • Façade wind pressures
  • Falling ice/snow risk assessment
  • Fire and smoke
  • Indoor natural ventilation
  • Mechanical/exhaust system wind pressures
  • Outdoor air quality
  • Pedestrian wind comfort
  • Snow loading
  • Spectator and field of play comfort
  • Thermal comfort
  • Wind chill
  • Wind climate analysis
  • Wind induced noise
  • Wind loading

  • Wind driven rain