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I think they are each spectacular: ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) ROOF

July 08, 2019 06:07PM
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waterfield

Personally, I think the renditions look fantastic. You spoke of a canopy that lets light in and hopefully keeps the sound of the planes on their approach to LAX at a minimum. What is the canopy made of ?

poly(ethene-co-tetrafluoroethene). ETFE

transparent ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) roof

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is a fluorine-based plastic.

It was designed to have high corrosion resistance and strength over a wide temperature range.

ETFE is a polymer and its source-based name is poly(ethene-co-tetrafluoroethene).

ETFE has a relatively high melting temperature, excellent chemical, electrical and high-energy radiation resistance properties.

When burned, ETFE releases hydrofluoric acid.

While several NFL stadiums built in the past decade incorporate retractable roofs to protect against weather and to host events on non-game days, HKS principal Mark Williams, AIA, says the Rams’ fixed, clear roof will actually be more versatile.

“You’ve got beautiful weather 350 or so days out of the year, and you want to take advantage of that,” he says.

“But if you’re spending billions of dollars, you want to have events 365 days a year no matter what the conditions are outside.”

(HKS’s design for the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, features a fixed roof, 60 percent of which is EFTE.)

The film roof will allow plenty of natural daylight into stadium and have a 30 percent shading coefficient, providing some sun protection.

Los Angeles’ semi-arid climate won’t go to waste, however.

The sides of the stadium, under the roof, will be left open, allowing for natural ventilation; thus, Williams says, the structure will use a comparable amount of energy as an open-air stadium.
[www.architectmagazine.com]



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  Better yet, check out the new stadium!

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  Re: Better yet, check out the new stadium!

Florida_Ram165July 07, 2019 05:53PM

  Re: Better yet, check out the new stadium!

waterfield131July 08, 2019 07:05AM

  Sorry - I don't see it. Attachments

AlbaNY_Ram156July 08, 2019 07:32AM

  Re: Yeah they could not be more different

merlin122July 08, 2019 07:52AM

  Re: Yeah they could not be more different

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  Re: Yeah they could not be more different

merlin52July 08, 2019 04:01PM

  Re: Sorry - I don't see it.

waterfield90July 08, 2019 10:53AM

  Re: I remember watching the 49ers @ Vikings opener in 2017

Speed_Kills97July 08, 2019 11:35AM

  Re: Sorry - I don't see it.

Crazylegs100July 08, 2019 11:40AM

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waterfield81July 08, 2019 11:43AM

  Re: No

Speed_Kills89July 08, 2019 12:26PM

  The Stadium is 6 miles from the ocean!.....NM

Crazylegs36July 09, 2019 07:54AM

  Re: Better yet, check out the new stadium!

Rams43104July 08, 2019 07:39AM

  Re: Better yet, check out the new stadium!

Rampage2K-73July 08, 2019 08:47AM

  Architectual design can come from the same group....

roman18114July 08, 2019 12:28PM

  Re: I think they are each spectacular

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waterfield90July 08, 2019 05:42PM

  I think they are each spectacular: ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) ROOF

Florida_Ram77July 08, 2019 06:07PM

  Re: I've wondered about days when there is no breeze

Speed_Kills58July 08, 2019 09:08PM

  I've wondered the samething...

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  My guess they have it covered...

JamesJM37July 09, 2019 06:51PM

  Re: I think they are each spectacular: ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) ROOF

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  Re: I think they are each spectacular: ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) ROOF

george_allen64July 09, 2019 03:55PM

  lol nm

Speed_Kills39July 08, 2019 09:10PM

  Not at all.....

roman1854July 09, 2019 03:51AM

  Re: Not at all.....

RamsFanSinceLA48July 09, 2019 06:59AM

  Re: Architectual design can come from the same group....

waterfield85July 08, 2019 05:46PM

  It may not be near the ocean...

roman1856July 09, 2019 03:54AM