BAM reaches milestone on UAE stadium
BAM International has achieved a key milestone in the design and build contract for a football stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
The company has placed the last roof trestle of the 25,000-seat Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain and has started the cladding.
BAM started work in mid-2012 on the stadium, which is approximately 150km east of Abu Dhabi and close to the borders of Oman. Completion is is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, after a construction time of just 16 months.
BAM International is executing the project with contributions from sister companies BAM Sports, specialised in stadium construction, and BAM Contractors from Ireland.
The scope of work includes the construction of the stadium, which has a gross floor area of 45,000m2, a six-storey commercial building, a sports complex and infrastructure.
The construction of the stadium is a combination of structural steel and reinforced concrete on piled foundations with aluminium and composite external cladding and a ‘palm bowl’ envelope. The complex steel roof comprises 38m-long steel trusses, each weighing 25t, covered with a PVC tensile membrane to create a shade over the pitch and seating terraces.
The stadium will be managed and operated by Al Ain Club Investment Company. It will be the new home ground for Al Ain Football Club.
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This article was published on 27 Jun 2013 (last updated on 27 Jun 2013).