Selecting the Right Construction Modeling Partner for Complex Stadiums & Convention Centers
DBM Vircon has been involved in some of the world’s most iconic sporting stadia, convention centres and entertainment districts. We understand that these types of venues require a holistic, collaborative approach to ensure that competing demands—from aesthetics, functionality, and construction cost, through to sustainability and ongoing management—are rationalised.
From world-class stadiums to pioneering convention centres, DBM Vircon applies its 65 years of global modeling and detailing expertise to help streamline and de-risk the construction of complex projects.
Stadiums and convention centres are often designed and built under strict, compressed schedules.
Before construction commences, concerts, games and events could already be booked. As such, construction schedule blow-outs are simply not an option. The cost repercussions (like liquidated damages) are serious, particularly compared to a high-rise office building or apartment complex.
Modeling and detailing firms need to understand these pressures and work accordingly—not only in terms of their own deliverables, but in helping sure up construction sequencing, procurement, and constructability. Read full article here.
Austin Q2 Stadium
Home to the Austin Football Club (Austin FC), the new Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas USA, opened in June 2021. At 198,000 square feet, the stadium has the second largest roof of any MLS stadium and is capable of hosting over 20,000 fans. In addition to an exceptional viewing experience, the stadium offers a unique event atmosphere. It is designed to draw in outside breezes so that the lower bowl is a pleasantly cool environment for players and fans alike.
DBM Vircon developed an LOD400 structural model with an integrated design for the Q2 Stadium in collaboration with engineer Walter P Moore.