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MK Shoring Towers load capacity at Diablos Rojos Stadium, Mexico

Mar 28, 2019
The Diablos Rojos Stadium, the new headquarters for the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), will be equipped with a lightweight steel ceiling in the shape of a devil´s pitchfork, and will seat up to 13,000 spectators.

One of the key conditions for this project was the ability to provision a large quantity of equipment – 810 tonnes – within the established timeline. The client chose ULMA systems for their load-bearing capacity and efficiency in size, making it possible to move freely throughout the jobsite without interference.

Twelve MK Shoring Towers were employed to support the eight ceiling structures weighing 550 tonnes each. Towers were configured with four or eight feet and a maximum height of 26 m, depending on the load to be borne.

The high load-bearing capacity and stability of the MK Towers meant that they were able to easily withstand the two 7.1 Mw magnitude earthquakes that caused considerable damage in Mexico City and surrounding provinces.

The tower were first assembled into modules on the ground, which were later lifted into place and fitted vertically by crane. Each tower is equipped with  an  utterly  safe  infrastructure for vertical transit, stairways, and working platforms with handrails that guarantee compliance with all applicable safety regulations

In order to move the ceiling structure it was necessary to use extremely heavy equipment, including one of the largest cranes in the world. This made it necessary to reinforce the shoring of various completed sections of the building where the cranes were braced.