Published: February 17, 2009
Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight long-span roofing systems and tensile structures throughout the world, has been awarded the design-build contract to provide the roof and facade cladding systems for Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
As specialty subcontractor for the Major League Soccer stadium, Birdair’s role will consist of engineering, fabricating and installing the roof and facade cladding systems for the 25,000-seat arena. As an integral design component, the contemporary, open-air roofing system and sleek exterior cladding will lend a variety of aesthetic and functional benefits to the world-class athletic facility upon completion.
“Due to the success of value engineering, we were awarded the project for the fabric roof and cladding systems,” explains Kevin Mayer, vice president of business development for Birdair. “We were able to incorporate three different types of tensile membrane in the overall roofing system; it’s exciting and innovative.”
To date, Birdair has completed work on 65 sports facilities globally, incorporating tensile architecture into a variety of single-sport and multi-purpose stadiums and arenas. Birdair combines breakthrough technologies with unparalleled experience to create structures that meet both facility and patron requirements.
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Location: Harrison, New Jersey
About Birdair: Birdair, Inc. is the leading specialty contractor of custom tensile structures throughout the world. In addition to pre-construction services such as design assistance, budgeting, construction methodologies and project scheduling, Birdair provides design-build solutions in all aspects of project design, engineering, installation and maintenance. The company offers a selection of architectural fabric membranes, including PTFE fiberglass, ETFE film, PVC and Tensotherm™. Birdair, based in Buffalo, NY, is a member of the Taiyo Kogyo Group, with operations serving North and South America and other international locations. For more information about Birdair, like us on Facebook, call 1-800-622-2246 or visit www.birdair.com.