Macalloy Architectural Tension Bars Used on Stayed Roof of Mbombela Stadium, South Africa

This Stadium was designed so that the supporting exterior columns resemble Giraffes and the seats resemble a Zebra's stripes, Macalloy Architectural Tie Rods / Tension Bars were used within the roof structure of this innovative stadium in South Africa.

Macalloy tie rods are used in the Mbombela Stadium project in South Africa. The tension rods are used as stays to support the roof structure, connected to steel stations designed to look like giraffes due to the location of the stadium close to a nature reserve.

The stayed roof design allowed the roof weight to be reduced from around 165 kg/m2 for a standard steel truss roof to a lightweight roof design of just 110 kg/m2.

Macalloy assisted with on-site installation undertaking the tensioning of the bars once installed using the Macalloy TechnoTensioner.

Structural Engineer - Mott MacDonald

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Macalloy at EcoBuild Kuala Lumpur

Macalloy at Ecobuild, Kuala Lumpur

Congratulations to Macalloy Representative, @Sern Liang Lim and his team for exhibiting at Ecobuild SEA for the second year running.  A very productive few days.

Ecobuild SEA, held in conjunction with International Construction Week, is currently the largest construction trade event in Malaysia.


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VTB Arena, Moscow Russia

Work is well under way at the VTB Arena - also known as Dynamo Central Stadium. Macalloy have provided galvanised 520 Grade Tension Rods in M16, M85 and M100. Work is expected to be completed later on this year, ready to host FIFA 2018 World Cup. Macalloy is also supplying Tension Rods to 4 other Russian Stadiums/Arena's - again these venues will be hosting the 2018 World Cup.



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Site Services

Macalloy can provide support for installation and stressing of all our products. Site services support includes equipment hire, training of site personnel to install and tension bars and on site installation.

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