Published: October 27, 2011
Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight long-span roofing systems and tensile structures of all sizes throughout the world, has been awarded the design-build contract to provide the cable structure and fabric roofing system for the upper deck of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
A world renowned specialty roofing subcontractor, Birdair has been awarded a design-build contract for the approximately 18,000 square-foot tensile structure featuring a steel cable system and PTFE, a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass membrane.
“The addition of the PTFE fiberglass membrane will cover the upper deck concourse area, providing patrons with shade and protection from the elements during stadium events,” explains Joseph Gray, Project Manager for Birdair. “The sustainable PTFE fiberglass material features a long lifecycle and needs minimal maintenance as the fabric is highly resistant to dirt and pollution.”
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, is the only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams. Opened in 2010, the 2.1 million square foot stadium was designed by architects Ewing Cole and 360 Architecture, and has the largest seating capacity in the NFL (82,500).
To date, Birdair has completed work on over 85 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. Learn more at www.birdair.com.
Teflon® is a registered trademark of E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Delaware.
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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.