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Stadiums / Arenas

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Roland Garros Stadium Expansion

Paris, France

Lindapter Hollo-Bolts provided a solution for securing handrails to Hollow Structural Sections.

Location: Paris, France
Market: Stadiums / Arenas
Product: Hollo-Bolt® by Lindapter
Client: French Tennis Federation
Contractor: VINCI Construction

The world famous Roland Garros Stadium is a complex of tennis courts located in Paris, that hosts the French Open, a Grand Slam championship tennis tournament. The facility was constructed in 1928 and was in need of modernization to keeps its Grand Slam status. The French Tennis Federation proposed a significant expansion which included the reconstruction of the main Philippe-Chatrier Court and stadium.

The stadium expansion required a huge amount of new steelwork, much of which was specified as hollow structural section (HSS) to provide an ideal balance between strength, functionality and aesthetic appearance. The HSS would be used in many areas of the project including the stairways and concourses, and it was here that the steel contractor needed a solution for connecting 3km of stainless steel handrails to the HSS.

The engineer designed an “L” shaped steel section which would be fixed to the HSS to provide a suitable place for the handrail supports to be connected. Hollo-Bolt, the original expansion bolt for Structural Steel that requires access to only one side of the HSS, was specified for the connection of the steel section to the HSS. Hollo-Bolt offers fast installation, high strength capacity, and a wide range of independent technical accreditations, including CE mark, TÜV and ICC-ES Seismic approvals.

Holes in the SHS and “L” shaped steel sections were pre-drilled off-site by the steel fabricator, to make installation in the field a simple process. The contractor offered up the steel sections to the HSS before inserting hexagonal head, size 1/2" Hollo-Bolts with a JS500 zinc plated finish. Installation was quick and easy as each bolt is simply inserted into the pre-drilled holes and tightened with a torque wrench to the recommended tightening torque to provide the necessary clamping force.

The specification of Hollo-Bolts provided a quick and easy solution for connecting the “L” shaped steel sections to the HSS. The contractor was able to secure the handrail supports to the steel section and then complete the installation of the stainless steel handrails.

  • Fast, cost saving installation from one side
  • High corrosion protection finish
  • Unique high clamping force design
  • High resistance to shear and tension
  • CE Mark, TÜV and ICC-ES Seismic approvals

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Reasons to choose Lindapter

  • Save time and money

    Save time and money

    Clamping two steel sections together avoids time-consuming welding or conventional drilling and bolting.

  • Safer connections

    Safer connections

    Drilling and welding in the field is avoided, removing the need for hot work permits and encouraging safer site conditions.

  • High strength

    High strength

    Lindapter clamps are manufactured from high strength materials to resist high load requirements and harsh environments.

  • Industry leading approvals

    Industry leading approvals

    Lindapter has earned a reputation synonymous with safety and reliability, gaining multiple independent approvals.

  • Adjustable


    Quickly align steel sections by sliding the section into the correct position before tightening the Girder Clamp to complete the installation.

  • Free connection detailing

    Free connection detailing

    Lindapter’s experienced Engineers can detail a custom connection based on your specific requirements free of charge.

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