The Beijing National Swimming Center, used in the 2008 Olympic Games, shows the bubble form of the walls and roof which were tested in RWDI’s wind tunnel.
- Roof snow loading
- Component and cladding loads
- Designed loads for secondary structural members
Effects on design: Detailed wind loading on the roof and exterior walls improved the design.
Reducing risk: Roof snow loading studies ensured unbalanced loading in rare snow event would not affect building integrity.