Structural Design of the National Stadium in Jamaica


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Title: Structural Design of the National Stadium in Jamaica

Author(s): Clifford J. Evans

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 62

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 1557-1566

Keywords: deflection, design, roof, stadium

Date: 12/1/1965

Describes the structural design and construction of the National Stadium at Briggs Park, Kingston, which was built for the IX Central American and Caribbean Games held in Jamaica in 1962. The most interesting feature is the arch frame cantilevered roof of the grandstand. The considerations of differential deflections, which affected the design, and methods of construction are described in detail.