As today’s sports markets continue to push the envelope of unique structural engineering design, the construction of these massive works of art are evolving as well. Delta Structural Technology has had the privilege to develop award wining composite structural solutions required in Stadium Design.
From strengthening of areas at Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, and Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros to the structural renovations of college and high school stadiums.
The majority of the projects that our team work on are built around reinforcing structural members for retractable roofs. When the roofing systems are opened and closed, the structural elements go into a mode similar to a seismic event. Over time, like a concrete bridge column, those members began to fail. By the installation of composite fibers, additional axial capacity is added and the structural members are able to withstand the excess movement.
By using creative and innovative approaches to design retrofits we continue to save owners time, money, and preserve these iconic structures.