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Largest roof ever engineered by Milos
Romania – The Timeshift festival in Bucharest was the debut of the largest roof ever engineered and sold by Milos. The massive MR5 heavy-duty roof measured 31 x 18 metres and covered the main stage of the first edition of Timeshift Bucharest Music Festival, an event where technology and music come together to create something ground-breaking!
The Timeshift Music Festival was a four-day event held from 20th to 23rd July and featured a total of four stages, with the Milos MR5 roof covering the main stage. Featuring such world famous artists as David Guetta, DJ Snake and Bloc Party, Milos helped Timeshift ensure its mission of providing the means for its audience to “step into another dimension”!
The client for this project was A.S.C. Systems Sound & Light, based in Bucharest. A.S.C. SYSTEMS has been in operation for 17 years and is one of the most important rental companies in Romania for stage, lighting and sound equipment. The company's primary goal is to provide customers with solutions that meet their budget, without sacrificing quality, and delivering technical solutions that meet the highest standards.
When asked about his choice of the Milos M5 roof, A.S.C. co-owner Alex Oprita answered: “We’ve been working with Milos for the past ten years and that’s why we chose them. They have good products.” When speaking about value for money, Alex said: “It’s what we were hoping for.”
The highly customised MR5 roof was an intensive project that made full use of Area Four Industries’ technical sales service. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Norbert Tripp, Area Four Industries technical director, carried out the engineering design for the roof and static calculations, including the substructure. At the beginning of the project, members of the A.S.C. team met with Norbert Tripp and Milan Kolousek (Milos sales representative) to define their requirements for the roof and agree on the most important details.
Norbert also worked closely with the team at German scaffolding company Layher, which provided the scaffold and stage decks for the roof. The Layher stage was an integral part of the roof and it was crucial to work closely with the Layher team to carry out all necessary engineering calculations.
The final structure delivered to A.S.C. was a highly customized Milos MR5 heavy-duty pitched roof measuring 31 x 18 metres and mounted on a 1.8 metre high Layher Allround Stage. It had a clearance height of 11 metres and featured a cantilever of approximately two metres in front and 0.7 metres in the rear of the stage. There were a total of six Milos M390-QTKT towers on the main stage, and two M390-QTKT towers supporting each side house. Canvas sheets mounted on 129mm Kedar profiles covered the top of the roof and canvas mounted on 252mm Kedar profiles served as the three walls.
The ability of the Timeshift festival to have its audience “Step into another dimension” required the Milos roof structure to carry a large amount of lighting and sound equipment. Therefore, Norbert designed the roof to handle a 24,000kg uniformly distributed load (UDL) on the horizontal beams above the main stage, and an additional 7,000kg for PA and LED-screens in each side house. The total load was 38,000kg.
To meet the Romanian wind standards, the structure was designed to withstand maximum gust speeds of 30.3m/s (109km/h), which is more than European standards require. To the joy of concert organisers, the weather was perfect all four days and the roof was not exposed to extreme conditions.
Norbert Tripp, Milan Kolousek, Lukas Zeman (Milos technical department) and Ales Roucek (Area Four Industries marketing manager) supported the roof build-up, which took a total four-and-a-half days. The Layher stage was constructed on the first day and then build-up of the Milos roof took an additional three-and-a-half dayss to complete.
20th October 2017
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