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CAMP RANDALL STADIUM LOOKS TO INPRO SYSTEMS AS PART OF MAJOR RENOVATION|
Nearly a mile and a half of JointMaster architectural expansion joint and fire-barrier systems will be installed in a major renovation and build up of historic Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The InPro systems are part of a $110 million, multi-year renovation project to completely revamp Camp Randall, including improvements to all the seating sections and a new athletic office building.
“The Camp Randall project is one of the more extensive installations of our JointMaster products,” said Jeff Haws, general manager of InPro’s JointMaster division. “The design called for a wide variety of interior and exterior joint systems and fire blanket.”
Four different series of JointMaster systems were used in both surface and recessed mount applications. The systems had to accommodate a wide range of joint widths from 2 inches to 10 inches. Series 100, 300, 400 and 800 products were used on interior conditions. Series 600 Elastomeric and metal seismic systems were used on all exterior conditions.
Additionally, nearly 1,700 linear feet of 900 Series Reactofire fire-blanket systems were used in conjunction with the joint systems.
InPro’s in-house Estimating Department consulted with Cullen-Smith throughout the construction process to develop a manageable list of joint systems, which reduced costs and streamlined installation. This complimentary service sets InPro apart from other vendors in the construction products industry.
The original bowl at Camp Randall, built in 1917, is being preserved and a nine-story structure has been added to the east side of the stadium. This will boost the seating capacity from 76,000 to 81,000. The actual number of seats being added is 13,500, but the design will take out limited-view seating as well as seats that did not comply with current codes. The design also calls for 72 suites, 644 club seats and 300 premium seats.
The new office building and ticket office will be located in the southeast corner of the stadium. In addition, new field lighting, a video scoreboard and sound system will round out the renovations.
The entire construction and renovation of Camp Randall had to be coordinated by general contractor Cullen-Smith LLC of Madison, Wis., to accommodate the Wisconsin Badger football season. Phase One started on November 24, 2003 and must be completed before the Badgers kick off their next season with their home opener September 4 of this year. Phase Two will be completed in time for the start of the 2005 season, and includes all renovation and expansion work on existing concourses, restrooms, entry gates, concession areas, and the football office space. Cullen-Smith LLC is a joint venture formed by the J.P. Cullen & Sons and C.D. Smith construction companies.
JointMaster systems are also being installed at Montréal- Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal-Dorval), which is in the midst of a five-year renovation and expansion program that is slated for completion in late 2005. InPro will provide 1,900 linear feet of custom-designed expansion joint systems and 1,600 feet of fire barrier for the redevelopment of the domestic departures terminal and the new international jetty.
Based in Muskego, Wis., InPro Corporation is the global leader in interior and exterior architectural products currently used in the healthcare, hospitality, education, government, marine and retail sectors. The company operates four major divisions: IPC Door and Wall Protection Systems, JointMaster Architectural Joint Systems, Signscape Signage and Wayfinding, and Clickeze Privacy Curtain Systems.
InPro’s JointMaster division designs and manufactures a complete line of architectural joint systems that accommodate all types of building movement – thermal, seismic and windloadinduced – in both exterior and interior applications.
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