New Stadium Details And Discussions

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Looks like they've just put the final roof cassette onto the south stand. It's amazing how quickly they're getting this roof up.

Does anybody know if another layer has to go over the cassette, or is that it, once they've filled in the gaps?
What you see is it, there are three 'details' to be installed, one between the curved eaves and the outer ring of the cassettes, one between the inner ring and glass sections and one over the gaps between each row of cassettes which will hold a cable tray as well.
 

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What you see is it, there are three 'details' to be installed, one between the curved eaves and the outer ring of the cassettes, one between the inner ring and glass sections and one over the gaps between each row of cassettes which will hold a cable tray as well.
Much like the pitch trays, I’m sure this has all been well thought out, but if there’s no solid membrane then the roof will leak all over the fans when it rains. Seems an odd choice for such a high-end stadium.
 

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For the last time and this was straight from the horses mouth. An email posted on SSC from SCX. “ the rails will be covered with thinner strips of AstroTurf that will be removed when the football pitch has to be rolled out”
 
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Much like the pitch trays, I’m sure this has all been well thought out, but if there’s no solid membrane then the roof will leak all over the fans when it rains. Seems an odd choice for such a high-end stadium.
Actually, the flexible single ply membrane is actually a better choice, the roof will move +/-4m potentially, using a rigid standing seam roof would have to include a lot of difficult movement joints. (I shouldn't really say, but the single ply was my companies proposal)!! Single ply membranes are easily repairable, much more so than metal roofs. I think you'd be surprised what other stadia use single ply on the roofs also!
 
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Probably because people have been asking nearly every other day for weeks. It has been answered a lot and the same video posted numerous times.

I didn't doh anyone just explaining.
I didn’t say you did mate. But others did. And actually the poster responded quite well. It shows what happens. But doesn’t really answer the question about the tracks running down the middle of the pitch. Which was what I was asking. It’s a valid question.

Edit: people have answered it since. Which is fine. Thanks. Still not blown away with the solution. Be interesting to see if this has potential to cause injury. But it’s only American footballers. Meh
 
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To maybe help those who don't understand, below are three sections of the three details at the important junctions where the red line is the single ply membrane and the blue is metal cladding or other associated metalwork.

The first drawing is a section at the curved eaves, where the curved eaves sits to above and to the left of that shown, and the metal cladding comes down from the top of it to meet the cassettes.
THFC Eaves.JPG

The second image below is a section through the junction between two rows of cassettes, again, red is the single ply membrane and blue represents a metal capping bridging the cap on the inverted 'L' sections that you can see installed on the webcams
THFC Movement.JPG

Lastly, the below shows a junction between the end of the row of cassettes and the glass panels on the inner edge of the roof.
THFC Ridge.JPG
 
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The likelihood for the delay, as I see it, will be because Levy will have to arrange to swap home/away fixtures with at least one club in the 24 hours following the fixture announcement. I'd imagine the league will allocate us the first 3 matches away from home as we have requested this and there are precedents set by other clubs for this. We may then need to arrange to swap fixtures with the team in the 4th game of the season so that we are playing away in the final game before the international break, giving us until mid-September to finish the build.

I'd be stunned if Levy hasn't already got agreements in place with the league for this to be accepted, and also likely has agreements in place with the other clubs in the league to allow the 4th game swap to happen. IMO we'll have a friday announcement that we'll play the first home game of the season in the new stadium after the international break.
 
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So @Dunc2610, just to be clear do you know if spurs are using the membrane? Or are they just relying on the three details you refer to? As I understand it, those drawings are your company's ones, not the ones being used here?
Ok, so my company were engaged in a PCSA (so basically did all the design work, and tendered for it), but ultimately weren't successful in securing the works, as another company came in quite a bit less than us, but, it was based on the original standing seam metal roof design. So, from what we can see, the installed roofing, appears to be to the design we did, however there would have been some development of our design I should think.

Done by Prater I believe or was that Emirates' roof?
I can assure you Prater did not do the Wembley roof, Emirates yes, and this was a single ply roof.
 
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