The University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the finest intercollegiate athletic programs in the U.S., is committed to providing modern on-campus athletic facilities. raSmith provided structural engineering for a 146,154-square-foot Student Athletic Performance Center (SAPC), which includes new construction at the north end of Camp Randall Stadium and renovation of the McClain Center that was constructed more than 20 years ago.
Structural design was provided for the following projects: reroofing of the McClain Center utilizing a new fabric roof system; a scoreboard support system on the narrow ring-shaped SAPC building upwards of 125 feet above grade; and construction of a new player tunnel below grade and underneath the existing stadium foundations. A unique micro-pile foundation system was designed to support the existing shallow spread footing foundation system for the tunnel.
Today, the new state-of-the-art facility accommodates the academic and athletic needs of 800 student-athletes competing in 23 sports.