The Perth Stadium structure has reached its full height of 42m (138ft) with the first of 50 steel roof trusses installed on the Burswood Peninsula site in Western Australia (WA).
WA Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation minister Mia Davies visited the site to view the latest construction milestone.
“Just 12 months ago we were onsite to see the first concrete pile driven into the ground,” said Barnett. “The progress since then has been remarkable and construction is now 33% complete based on design and procurement status. With the first of the roof trusses installed recently, the final height of the stadium is now clearly visible.”
The 50 roof trusses will be delivered to the Burswood site and installed over the next 12 months. The 45m (148ft) steel trusses will support the lightweight roof fabric covering 85% of the 60,000 seats.
Davies highlighted the significant involvement of local West Australian companies in the construction of the world-class venue: “More than 14,000 tons of steel are being used to construct the stadium’s steel frame. This includes 50 steel roof trusses manufactured at the factory of [Perth suburb] Henderson-based contractor, Civmec Construction and Engineering, with a workforce of over 120.
“Subcontracts valued at more than A$159m (US$117m) have already been awarded to local companies and the opportunity for more WA businesses to benefit from Perth Stadium will continue in the years ahead.”
Alongside installation of over 2,700 tons of steel for the stadium structure, more than 600 of the terraced concrete platforms that will support the seats are now in place.
The project’s busiest period of construction will take place in 2016, and the Burswood site is set to become a hive of activity, peaking mid-year with a workforce of around 1,000 workers.
December 4, 2015