Structurflex finds solution for McGrath Amphitheatre, Iowa

February 8, 2015




The city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been undergoing a redevelopment since 2008 after severe floods damaged a significant proportion of the city. At the centre of the redevelopment project is a new riverfront park which includes the new McGrath Amphitheatre – a symbol of the city’s regrowth and recovery process.

Due to design innovation and a cost effective approach, Structurflex won the bid and was awarded the project.

The design team worked with the architect’s original drawings to develop an affordable solution that met the design intent. “When the project was awarded to Structurflex, we then became the engineer of record for the structure and had the liberty to design the steel structure and specify steel grades in a manner that was most efficient for the structure’s geometry.” says Bart Dreiling, Structurflex’s president of American operations.

The adjustable tensioning and clamping system, and smart connection details aided a smooth installation process and helped minimize the challenge of installing PTFE fiberglass in cold weather.

Read the article here.

Read the case study here.

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