STOny brook university

indoor practice facility,

long island

CLIENT

Stony Brook University

COMPLETION DATE

2020

SCOPE OF SERVICES

  • Concrete Sampling & Testing

  • Soils Sampling & Testing

  • Special Inspections

    • Concrete Cast-in-Place

    • Subgrade

    • Subsurface Conditions – Fill Placement and In-Place Density

    • Structural Steel - Welding

    • Structural Steel - Bolting

    • Energy Code

Stony Brook Indoor Practice Facility - P

Photo Courtesy of Stony Brook University

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Completed in the Spring of 2020, the 80-yard practice field with netting allows the football, lacrosse and soccer teams at the university in Long Island, New York, to practice out of the elements. A support building with restroom facilities, an athletic training room and a lobby to the practice space is connected to the practice facility. Stony Brook’s new facility is unique in that it’s not brick and mortar or steel clad — it is a tension fabric building supported by steel beams, yet still equipped with HVAC and every other amenity a facility with traditional building materials would have. Tension fabric buildings are unique; they can more efficiently regulate temperature, reducing the costs to heat or cool the buildings. The interior liner creates a unique environment providing a superior lighting surface. Additionally, the liner creates better acoustics allowing coaches to be able to speak with their athletes without straining their voices. Plus, it is designed to last longer than a steel roof in a corrosive environment.

ADDITIONAL PROJECT PHOTOS

PROJECT TYPE

Education