The Kai Tak Sports Park development project in Hong Kong has today (Monday) entered the next stage of its construction after the first large-scale segment of the roof structure for its main stadium was shipped in this morning.

The prefabricated segment has been shipped from Zhongshan in Guangdong and will form part of the 50,000-seat stadium which will anchor the Kai Tak Sports Park site.

The stadium’s roof will be mainly supported by four sets of main steel trusses with spans ranging from 150 metres to 180 metres. The four sets will be divided into two to five segments each for ease of transportation for subsequent assembly.

The main steel truss comprises a number of large steel circular hollow sections, with the diameter of the largest section measuring up to 1.6 metres. Building information modelling and computer-controlled welding machines will be among the advanced technologies used in the prefabrication process to enhance the quality of work and speed up production.

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Image: Kai Tak Sports Park