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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Metal Spatial Structures

Unique wide-span metal roof structures. from Olympic Games 1980 in Moscow up to 2014 in Sochi.

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Metal Spatial Structures
  • Title: Unique wide-span metal roof structures. from Olympic Games 1980 in Moscow up to 2014 in Sochi.
  • Author(s): Pavel G. YEREMEYEV
  • Keywords: wide-span structures, metal structures, spatial roof structures, research, conceptual design,fabrication, installation
Abstract
A great number of unique wide-span structures, such as stadiums, sports centers, multipurpose public buildings, have been built in Russia from 1980 until now. Recently, more than 30 new stadiums and covered arenas have been or are being built for the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Football World Cup. The article includes a review of the most unique buildings with spatial metal roof structures with a span of up to 300 m. New forms, materials, design and construction methods emerged in the last decades due to the onrush of technology. Unique wide-span structures have high criticality rating and their failures can have severe economic and social consequences. Therefore, there is a need to analyze the available experience in the design, erection and operation of wide-span spatial structures in order to determine the main trends in the design and construction of such buildings and define new requirements and recommendations. Experience in the design of such buildings, calculations and providing scientific and technical support is summarized. It is necessary to take into account additional requirements for nomenclature and volumes of researches, installation specification and requirements for design, manufacturing and erection of structures, rules of their acceptance and operation. In view of the above, there are additional requirements for the scope and types of necessary surveys and design activities, for fabrication and installation of structures and for acceptance and operation procedures that should be taken into consideration.

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