Also, these forms seem to be pretty far back from the field. I know you'll be supporting the higher portion of the grandstand as well as the multiple levels of suites/press/club areas, but wouldn't there have to be some pretty substantial forms needed closer to the field to support the lower section of the grandstand?
The grand stand foundation is on sime drilled cocrete piling. A pile cap was placed on top of the drilled piling. These were put in BEFORE the job cam was put up. The only thing we have seen is the placement of the grade beams and plumbing and other mechcanical installations. The footings you see are placed on top of the pile caps. The load path is structural steel connected to the footings by way of anchor bolts that are in the footings. The footings transfer load to the pile caps then to the drilled concrete piling.
The steel, anchor bolts, footings pile caps and piles all line up vertically.
I am sure there are footings placed closer to the field but they are too far away and we cant see them from this camera shot. I would suspect that the grand stands will be supported by a steel structure that spans from the footings we see in the camera to footings we can't see at the edge of the field. The slab they will eventually place is not structural it is a floor to walk on.
The camera they have set up has a wide angle lens on it and it makes things appear further away than they are and distorted.
Thanks Frenchie. That pretty much lines up with the time frames I've heard and the progression in the project milestones. The buildout calls for them to kind of work from the third baseline over to the first baseline. I'm going to make an assumption that two things are driving that. One logistically they need the first base side to remain open to make it easier to maneuver. Two the sooner they finish the third base side the sooner the guys can potentially get back into the clubhouse.
The press box is along the third base line also. It requires more work for interior build out.
they install and take down and use for another one---but try to find and post!!!
Well Boomer one of two things here....either your SIL is wrong or you are going to be extremely disappointed in the new Tigue since construction will be similar. That is to say steel supports with pre-cast concrete.
Today structures of this size are never cast in place. Labor costs are too high. You can get a better quality concrete because it is cast in a casting yard. Production can happen quicker because the weather is not a factor. The two new parking garages on campus are this type of construction.
Where's the "Preparation Cam" at Fabaucher Field? I think we should have a split screen view of both fields as they move toward their epic shared roll in Cajuns Baseball history.