Orlando, Florida

SDL provided engineered erection, crane, and logistics planning services for the new, domed cheerleading venue at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.  This structure features 1,500 tons of steel including a two-way, 365’ long-span truss system.  SDL’s services included providing shoring tower and jacking head design, truss-rack design, rigging design, and crane sequencing and critical lifting plans for the erector.  Extensive planning and coordination between SDL, the erector, fabricator, contractor, and Engineer of Record allowed incorporation of erection forces and temporary bracing into the design of the structure, thus accelerating the erection schedule and reducing field-issues.