Rod Laver Arena

Stilcon was engaged to build the new Southern Annex, a new support structure and space frame inside the arena.

DESCRIPTION

Stilcon manufactured and installed a 100 tonne (5 metre wide, 90 metre long) structural steel truss inside the arena. Outside the arena, structural support steel for the new southern annex was also fabricated at our factory and installed on site. To support the truss, southwest and southeast earthquake frames (an additional 50 tonne of structural steel each) were also required to be fitted. The entire structure was built in Stilcon’s works and specialised lifting equipment was built to install the trusses inside the arena using a 350 tonne crane on centre court. This installation required an innovative approach as the steel needed to be small enough to manoeuvre within the existing arena, without any major demolition works to the existing roof structure. With the arena only closed for three months, our crews worked day and night to meet the tight deadline window.

INFORMATION
Client:LendLease
Location:Melbourne
Year completed:2017 (further stage due 2018)
Project Weight:approx. 200 tonnes
DESCRIPTION

Stilcon manufactured and installed a 100 tonne (5 metre wide, 90 metre long) structural steel truss inside the arena. Outside the arena, structural support steel for the new southern annex was also fabricated at our factory and installed on site. To support the truss, southwest and southeast earthquake frames (an additional 50 tonne of structural steel each) were also required to be fitted. The entire structure was built in Stilcon’s works and specialised lifting equipment was built to install the trusses inside the arena using a 350 tonne crane on centre court. This installation required an innovative approach as the steel needed to be small enough to manoeuvre within the existing arena, without any major demolition works to the existing roof structure. With the arena only closed for three months, our crews worked day and night to meet the tight deadline window.