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Case Study

Stadium 974 is a 40,000-seat, first of its kind, fully demountable stadium. Molded out of 974 shipping containers, the venue is slated to host seven matches during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Following the tournament, many parts of the arena — including all removable seats, containers and even the roof — will be dismantled and repurposed. Qatari firm HBK Contracting Company, the main contractor for the project, required support in constructing the stadium in a compliant manner and in accordance with the complicated design and local requirements.
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The Problem

HBK faced major challenges during construction and reached out to Jensen Hughes to assist with complicated fire engineering consultations and technical support. The technical know-how needed to build the stadium in compliance with the local Qatar Civil Defense standards and extremely complicated design posed a significant issue.

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The Solution

Utilizing their extensive knowledge of all available passive fire protection methods in the Qatar market, our engineers went to great lengths to ensure that the client had a positive experience and received second-to-none consulting advice.

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The Results

Our team helped resolved all issues for the client in relation to egress and fire protection, and ultimately ensured that the stadium passed the Qatar Civil Defense Authority inspections process in a timely fashion. The technical strengths of our team in relation to all aspects of fire consultancy was gratefully received by our client and progress on site remained unhindered. Subsequently, the stadium was included in the stadium list for the Arab Cup 2021, which took place in November/December 2021 which was a success story for the stadium, and everyone involved. Thanks to this successful performance, HBK has since come back to Jensen Hughes for further work on the World Cup Final Stadium at Lusail and other projects.

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