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$1.2B Vegas Stadium Ready for Trusses

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Construction is about to go vertical at the future home of the National Football League’s Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders in Clark County, Nevada.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently reported that general contractor Mortenson Construction Co. and McCarthy Builders have begun installing the first of 52 truss columns at the site.

The Project

The 52 steel beams will frame the exterior of the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat indoor stadium and ultimately hold up its translucent polymer roof, which will rise about 200 feet. The columns weigh about 65 tons each.

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Construction is about to go vertical at the future home of the National Football League’s Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders in Clark County, Nevada.

“In order for it to hold up the roof and hold up the enormous ring beam that ties those stainless steel cables that support the ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a fluorine-based polymer) roof, all of that is highly, highly precise,” Don Webb, chief operating officer of the Raiders’ construction subsidiary StadCo, told the Review-Journal.

The trusses are slated to be installed over the next two months alongside work such as concrete pours for ramps and concourses.

Design features for the stadium were finalized and released to the public in March. In addition to the ETFE roof, other features include:

  • Translucent stadium components around the building envelope will give stadium a black appearance during the day but allow the inside lights to be visible from the outside at night;
  • Envelope ribbons will serve as ventilation and drain water from the roof; and
  • The north end of the stadium is slated to feature folding 80-by-120-foot lanai doors that open to a view of the Las Vegas Strip.

The timeline for the stadium’s completion has not changed and is slated for August 2020.


Tagged categories: Building Envelope; Commercial Construction; North America; Ongoing projects; Stadiums/Sports Facilities

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