Structal: Ceremony for the Erection of the Last significant Truss Component at Investors Group Field Stadium of Winnipeg
August 7, 2012
It is with pride on a job well done that on July 6, jobsite workers of Investors Group Field – the new Blue Bombers Stadium in Winnipeg – held a topping off ceremony to commemorate the erection of the last significant truss component. According to the tradition of more than a thousand years that comes from Scandinavia, the Canadian flag and a small green Christmas tree adorned the steel member that had previously been signed by workers.
The project awarded to Structal-Heavy Steel Construction, a business unit of Canam Group, included design-build for the stadium roof, design-engineering, Building Information Modeling, project management as well as fabrication and erection of structural steel for the stadium able to welcome up to 34,000 spectators.
A Team Effort
Several Canam Group teams collaborated on this project which required the fabrication of 9,400 tons of steel components, 137,162 square feet of steel deck and ten tons of joists.
All drawings and 3D models were completed by InteliBuild, the Canam Group team specialized in virtual design and construction services. Detailers of Brasov, Romania and checkers of St. Georges, QC worked together on this project.
The plants in St. Gédéon, QC and Sunnyside, WA completed fabrication of the structural steel components whereas the steel deck was fabricated at the Peru, IL plant. Structal also collaborated with a local company for the erection of the structural steel. More than 80% of erection hours were carried out by workers from the Winnipeg area.
Customized Solutions for a World-Class Stadium
In order to reduce the cost of the structural steel work scope within the new stadium, the Structal team optimized the original bowl design by implemeneting various value-engineering concepts. Structal executed a design-build roof canopy solution that included the fabrication and erection of trusses having a span of almost 620 feet.
Inclement weather such as strong winds, cold temperatures, spring rains further taxed a complex erection project.
Structal thanks and congratulates all its partners who collaborated in the completion of this world-class stadium.