3 Factors to Consider When Planning a New Grandstand Bleacher

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM



    When it comes to securing a large-scale grandstand bleachers there are, as one can imagine, a number of considerations to be taken into account well before the aluminum arrives at the site.  These structures are permanent in nature and as such, involve a number of key stakeholders early on in the process to ensure the proposed site can handle the structure and that it will be safe for years to come.

    While our team can and will gladly aid your organization in completing all the necessary tasks needed to begin the design process of your new bleacher structure, here are three factors that can get you started on the right foot.


    These structures are so much more than stacked aluminum.  Grandstand bleachers are often designed with complex rise-and-run combinations, accessibility options, press box additions, and engineering and design parameters, among many other possibilities.

    Keeping all these items in mind during the budgeting process will not only ensure you have the proper amount of funds allocated, but will also allow you to create a cushion in the event of unforeseen circumstances which could alter your price substantially.


    Soil Testing

    The bleacher seating structure is only as strong as the foundation upon which it is built.  Geotechnical engineers are required to assess the proposed site with detailed soil structure analysis.  These findings will allow us to properly assess the base from which your structure will need to be built on. 

    In most cases, we will not proceed without a proper soil analysis in place and not having one previously prepared can lead to massive delays in your project planning and final product delivery.

    Lead Times

    Depending on where you are geographically, the need to properly plan the design, preparation and installation of your grandstand seating can be paramount.  For those of us who experience a winter season, installation during these frigid months is not an option.  More often than not, these projects are planned during the winter months and scheduled for delivery during the spring, summer and fall.

    Ensure you have the end-goal in mind when embarking on your new bleacher project to ensure a properly timed delivery. 

    Topics: Bleachers


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