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After a brief description of the entire multi-purpose Olympic Sports Complex constructed for the Games in Montreal 1976 the paper concentrates on the design and construction of the Velodrome (Sports Palace) and swimming Centre roof structures.
P. Xercavins and K. Ostenfeld
It is shown how the application of stressed skin principles can lead to more realistic and economical designs in steel structures. An outline is given of the method for analysing profiled steel diaphragms and complete stressed skin structures, and the necessary conditions for the safe use of diaphragm action are set out. The present position concerning Codes of Practice is summarised and several buildings which have been designed on stressed skin principles are described. Present developments in frameless steel structures are expected to lead to even greater economies.
Mr. W. Beazley (Edmund Nuttall Ltd.) : As the Scottish Manager for Edmund Nuttall on the Cruachan contract, I want to touch upon some aspects of the construction. I should like to explain our conclusions and how some of the problems were tackled.