For 26 years, BC Place has welcomed visitors and residents alike to British Columbia’s biggest celebrations. From sporting events and concerts, to trade and consumer shows, BC Place has hosted more than 26 million guests and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefit since opening in 1983. Now, work is underway to give this iconic provincial venue a new look and feel, including the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. Revealing over 7500 square metres of clear blue sky, the new roof will transform BC Place into a truly year-round facility and an architectural signature for our province.
Our speaker, David Campbell, is the Engineer of Record and the Principal in Charge of the design and engineering of the new roof for BC Place Stadium, leading an international design team for the project. Early in his career he was a project analyst and designer for the original air-supported roof of the stadium which is now being replaced by innovative cable supported roof with retractable centre oculus.
David Campbell began working with Geiger Associates in 1979 and was made an Associate and head of the Vancouver BC office in 1982. He is one of the founding principals of Geiger Engineers 1988 and has managed the firm as its Chief Executive Officer since its beginning. In over 30 years of engineering practice, he has had a significant role in over 30 large spectator sports facilities. In addition, he has provided construction engineering consulting to contractors for number of major sports buildings. David is chairman of the ASCE Special Structures Committee and has authored numerous technical papers on longspan and tensile membrane structures.
Monday, April 19, 2010