Monitoring During the
Kemper Arena Project
When the Big 8 conference changed to the Big 12, the NCAA required Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, to increase its seating capacity in order to retain the March Madness Basketball playoff. The roof of Kemper Arena is supported by three large trusses. The end of the middle truss had to be removed in order to add the seating. A new jib was constructed at the end of the truss. Structural Integrity Systems, LLC, working for American Bridge and Terracon, Inc., monitored the transfer of the roof load from the old truss to the new jib. In the photo on the left, the load has been transferred and the "first cut" is being made at the top of truss in order to remove it. The load transducers, especially designed for this project, can be seen at the bottom of the vertical supports. The data was gathered real time and transmitted to a central computer on site via telemetry.
|The graph shows the
decompression of the vertical supports as the load (in
KIPS) was lifted off the old truss and transferred to the
new jib. At 15:50 GMT, the engineer from Structural
Integrity Systems, LLC, determined the load had been
transferred. The jacking was stopped and the truss was
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