Go behind the scenes of BMO Field’s Phase 2 Expansion with PCL senior project manager Neil Barrows in this video update to watch a 600-ton crane lift roof sections into place, and learn about the complex engineering and planning involved in creating a new stadium within an existing structure.
The massive roof trusses will be supported by four super-columns constructed in each corner of the stadium. The super-columns have been engineered to plug into bedrock using a system of micro piles drilled 7 meters into the ground. The east and west roof canopies are being built on-site in sections, and the south canopy will be assembled on site as one massive structure, to be lifted into position by the 600-ton and 450-ton crane.
PCL completed the first phase of the two-year BMO Field Expansion project, a 12-month renovation compressed into just eight months, in time for Toronto FC’s home opener in May, 2015. Phase 1 included expansion of the east grandstand, the addition of a continuous concourse level and kitchen, and enhancements to washrooms, concessions, and executive spaces.