Paul Hill: Great to see the Amex stadium in action for Premier League football. Brighton were in the fourth tier when we started designing their 22,000 seater stadium in 2008. A fantastic project, with numerous awards to boot, and my introduction to stadia design – so I will definitely be following the Seagulls this season.
The Adele 25 Stage exposes and celebrates the role of the structural engineer to the public through its use as a performance venue for several concerts throughout Australasia. This tall and significant structure has arrived out of many different drivers and constraints and provides largely unobstructed views through exclusion of traditional bracing.
Tall unbraced structures such as this one require careful consideration for stability design, especially when they are erected quickly and in many different locations. The engineering took account of the vast constraints and design drivers to produce a safe, efficient, elegant and reusable structure. The adaptability in its design allows it to be used in different countries, taking account of change in environments, multiple design code requirements and variable foundation and support conditions. It is also designed to be easily transportable and reusable, and easy and fast to construct, which allows for repeat use and therefore minimises costs.
Simon Ho: Great to see my old project looking so good in the sunny weather!
Proud to have carried out the Structural Engineering for Star Events’ VerTech Ultra stage system used on Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia and New Zealand. Looking forward to the tour finale at Wembley in June!
Professor Mike Otlet will be delivering a lecture on “Structures for Mega Building” at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University on Thursday 16th February 2017 at 2pm.
Mike Otlet and the team at OPS pleased to announce the launch of their new look website.
Dom Pask recently collected the Structural Awards 2016 Award for Infrastructure or Transportation Structure for the Birmingham New Street transformation.
It is with great excitement that the team at OPS welcome Rory Roberts for his industrial placement from Bath University. Rory has completed his second year of his MEng degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering.