BUFFALO, NY – April 15, 2010 – Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight
long-span roofing systems and tensile structures throughout the world, has been awarded the
design-build contract to provide the cable structure and fabric roofing system for the La Plata
Stadium in La Plata, Argentina.
A world known specialty roofing subcontractor, Birdair has been hired to engineer, construct
and install a 312,545 square-foot tensile roof featuring Birdair’s steel cable systems and PTFE, a
Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass membrane.
“The addition of the PTFE fiberglass membrane will cover the seating area, providing the
stadium’s patrons with shade and protection during soccer and cultural events,” explains Kevin
Mayer, vice president of business development for Birdair. “PTFE fiberglass also provides
sustainable benefits with a long lifecycle and needs minimal maintenance as the fabric is highly
resistant to dirt and pollution.”
The 53,000-seat capacity La Plata Stadium, which originally opened in 2003, was designed by
architect Roberto Ferreira.
In addition to Birdair, the project team also consists of engineer Weidlinger and Associates
and general contractor Astillero Rio Santiago.
To date, Birdair has completed work on 65 sports facilities globally, incorporating tensile
architecture into a variety of single-sport and multi-purpose stadiums and arenas. Birdair
combines breakthrough technologies with unparalleled experience to create structures that meet both
facility and patron requirements. Learn more at
Birdair, Inc. is the leading specialty contractor of lightweight long-span roofing systems
and tensile structures throughout the world, providing design-build solutions for architects and
clients in all aspects of project design, engineering, installation and maintenance.
Lightweight long-span roofing systems and cable structures can be attached to any building envelope
and offer aesthetic and functional options to complement any exterior design. Birdair, based
in Buffalo, NY, is a member of the Taiyo Kogyo Group, with operations serving North and South
America and other international locations. For more information about Birdair, call
1-800-622-2246 or visit
Posted on April 20, 2010
Press Release Courtesy of Birdair Inc.