Macalloy Tension Rods Support Stayed Roof at Irish Greyhound Stadium, Ireland

A combination of Macalloy Tie rods / Tension Rods were used for the structure of this stadium, and Macalloy also offered site services to assist the construction of this stadium.

Macalloy tension rods are used to support the roof structure of the main stadium at Limerick Greyhound stadium. The tension bars are used as stays, anchored back to the main structure and suspending the roof providing a lightweight architectural finish with no columns to block race goers views.

The 2,500m2 4-storey grandstand and terraces has a capacity of 2900 and includes a 1,500m2 office building with new all-weather racetrack, kennel and ancillary blocks. The roof of the main stadium also supports the planar glazing.

Initially Macalloy gave advice on loadings, parallel stressing and installation. As always, Macalloy worked to the loadings and sequence that were supplied by Atkins, the Project Engineer. Macalloy’s Site Services Technician was involved with the stressing of 40 Macalloy tie rods used on the project.

Architect – Hamilton Architects

Contractor – John Sisk & Son Ltd

Civil and Structural Engineer – Atkins

Steel Contractor – Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd

Image supplied by Mike Cowhey

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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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