This issue of the Arup Journal looks at projects in three continents, as well as an exploration of the role of smart technology in construction, asking the question 'is it a dream or reality?'.

This issue begins with a look at Berlin's new Rad- und Schwimmsporthalle, a 115m clear-span velodrome. Originally conceived for the city's bid for the 2000 Olympics, Arup was appointed to provide structural, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, and acoustic design, as well as undertaking further aspects like communications, controls, commissioning, water treatment, specialist lighting and, for the services, the quantity surveying, cost control, and construction management. 

Staying with an Olympic theme, we move to South Africa and Cape Town's Bellville Multipurpose Stadium, and our work in providing the 120m span arch structure enclosing an existing open air cycle track, as well the acoustic panel treatment to the roof.

Other projects in this issue include a look at the Wandoo 'B' offshore oil installation on Australia's North West Shelf, the first concrete gravity substructure in Australian waters, and our work in supporting the expansion of the East Midlands Airport Passenger Terminal.

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The Arup Journal 1997 - Issue 4