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Project Details

Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Completion Year

2011

Owner

Province of British Columbia

Architectural Firm

Stantec Architecture

Engineering Firm

Geiger Engineers

Construction Manager

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

Products and Services Provided

Design-assist
Detailing and engineering
Steel fabrication and erection

Products Manufactured by Canam Group

Spherical bearings by Goodco Z-Tech

Seating Capacity

54 500 spectators

Description

The 54,500 seat BC Place stadium, featuring 22 miles (35 km) of 5.25-inch-diameter (12.7 cm) cables, is the world largest cable-supported retractable roof. A web of massive steel cables attached to a central node serves to open and close the roof. It takes between 15 and 20 minutes to open or close the roof.

Features

The steel structure with its complex design required the fabrication and installation of 36 masts each approximately 165 feet (50 m) tall and weighing 120 tons. The position of each mast had to be calculated down to the very last millimeter to ensure the proper functioning of the retractable roof system.

View our press releases and news related to this project

June 5, 2012
BC Place Wins Big at the Stadium Business Awards 2012

November 19, 2012
Canam Group Receives a Steel Design Award for the BC Place Project

winner

Winner 2012
Stadium Business Awards
CISC-Quebec Steel Design Awards

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