Roof corrosion results in $16M in repairs to Canada sports complex

01/16/2014 | Engineering News-Record

Corroded steel in the roof structure covering the grandstand at Landsowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario, has added about $16 million to the cost of reconstructing the stadium. The corrosion, discovered last year, could "impact the structure's capability of supporting its designed load capacity," according to a Dec. 16 memorandum from Wayne Newell, the city's infrastructure services general manager. Work to remedy the issue included replacement of the roof's steel decking, separate fixes on the arena roof's main beam and repairs on different members and components.

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