Published: April 15, 2010
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 cable structure and fabric roofing system for the La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina.
A world known specialty roofing subcontractor, Birdair has been hired to engineer, construct and install a 312,545 square-foot tensile roof featuring Birdair’s steel cable systems and PTFE, a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass membrane.
“The addition of the PTFE fiberglass membrane will cover the seating area, providing the stadium’s patrons with shade and protection during soccer and cultural events,” explains Kevin Mayer, vice president of business development for Birdair. “PTFE fiberglass also provides sustainable benefits with a long lifecycle and needs minimal maintenance as the fabric is highly resistant to dirt and pollution.”
The 53,000-seat capacity La Plata Stadium, which originally opened in 2003, was designed by architect Roberto Ferreira.
In addition to Birdair, the project team also consists of engineer Weidlinger and Associates and general contractor Astillero Rio Santiago.
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Location: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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.