Macalloy Tie Rods Tension Glulam Roof of Scottish Parliament Building; Edinburgh, UK

Macalloy Tie Rods Tension Glulam Roof of Scottish Parliament Building; Edinburgh, UK

Year of Completion 2004

by pwdale25 — last modified Wed, 31 Jul 2013

Macalloy Tie Rods were used extensively within the roof structure of the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh.

Macalloy stainless steel tension bars are used in the roof structure of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh. The tension rods are used to tension the glulam roof structure in the debating chamber and are connected to striking timber roof trusses.

The debating chamber provides a large open plan space with 131 seats for the members of parliament and viewing galleries.

Architect - Enric Miralles

Contractor – Bovis Lend Lease

Engineer - Arups

Architect - Enric Miralles

Contractor – Bovis Lend Lease

Engineer - Arups