Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is a case study on the San Nicola Stadium, Bari, built for the 1990 Football World Cup. It contains information, structural drawings and images that focus on the stainless steel elements, describing the design criteria, the construction and the finished product after construction. Grade AISI 316L (1.4404) stainless steel provides the support structure for a cantilevered roof that is reaches out over the seating area. Tubes, plates and tie bars of various thicknesses create the necessary support for series of Teflon coated fiberglass membranes that cover the roof. Stainless steel was chosen because of its low maintenance and lack of pre-treatment after fabrication that allowed a shortened construction period.