DuctSox innovations featured in the latest episode of "From the Ground Up"
This series gives a behind the scenes look at the design and construction of Allegiant Stadium. While HVAC systems and supporting supply air ductwork systems might not be the most spotlighted aspect of a newly built arena or stadium, they do have a significant impact on fan and player experience, operational flexibility, and overall costs. DuctSox was chosen to address indoor air quality, acoustics, customization, and cost challenges.
Read more project details below from the Mechanical Engineer and Mechanical Contractor responsible for the design and installation of the HVAC system.
Evaluating Fabric vs Sheetmetal Ductwork
"After many design iterations, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., (SSR) and the design assist team proposed the use of a large oval fabric ductwork that could serve both as an aesthetic element and the supply air ductwork. This design change resulted in a cost savings of $6 million with no loss of design intent."
Harris Company Leaves Nothing to Chance With Las Vegas Stadium
"Fabric Duct a Critical Element: Fabric duct from DuctSox, was put together at ground level in 18-foot sections and then raised into place. The duct is near the roof and besides its use as part of the HVAC system, it’s also an architectural design element that ties into the stadium’s scoreboards."