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Yearly Archives: 2012

Livestrong Sporting Park Designed As U.S.’ First World-Class Soccer Stadium

Alucobond, Livestrong Sporting Park, Populous, Alistair Tutton Photography

Project Name: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Project Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Alucobond Materials: 27,080 sq ft 6mm custom Willmer Blue 18,380 sq ft 6mm custom ATCT Gray 10,710 sq ft 6mm custom Pewter 4,630 sq ft 6mm custom Tucson Medium Gray
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Populous, Kansas City, Mo.
Fabricator/Installer: A2MG, Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
General Contractor: Turner Construction Co. Kansas City, Mo., office
Images: Alistair Tutton Photography
The new $200-million LIVESTRONG Sporting Park – which opened in June 2011  in Kansas City, Kan., as home to the Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer (MLS) team – was designed to be the United States’ first world-class soccer stadium. This 340,000 square-foot stadium situated on a 14-acre site features 18,500 seats and includes 36 luxury suites and five clubs. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park boasts a 75-yard by 120-yard playing field with a natural grass surface that includes an under-soil heating and moisture management system. The stadium’s state-of-the-art communications systems utilizes 300 HDTVs broadcasting through an IPTV network as well as two HD video boards, including the main 2,016 square-foot board on the stadium’s south end and a 550 square-foot board on the north end. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is the first MLS stadium to be fully lighted for HDTV. (more…)


NERCC, the Boston Carpenters Training Center and the Union’s Vision Center

Alucobond, NERCC Boston Carpenters Training Center, ADD, Photos by Robert Umenhofer

Project Name: Boston Carpenters Training Center
Project Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Alucobond Materials: 10,500 sq ft 4mm Custom Copper Metallic 10,500 sq ft 4mm Carpenters Mica 22,000 sq ft 4mm Custom Pewter Creek
Year of Installation: 2010
Architect: ADD INC, Boston
Fabricator/Installer: Sunrise Erectors, Inc.
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co., Inc.
Images: Robert Umenhofer

The New England Council of Carpenters (NERCC) has represented the interests of its members for more than 130 years.  While a long-standing regional presence, this traditional organization based in Boston also embraces modern goals for its membership of 22,000 carpenters in six New England states.  So, when the new home of NERCC and the Boston Carpenters Training Center was designed, it was important to organization leaders that it be comprised of both traditional and modern architectural influences. (more…)


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