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Customer Project: Revitalization and Extension of Supporting Structure of Stage Roof in State Playho
First Steps with RFEM
The theater built from 1911 to 1913 has a varied history. The building was destroyed by the Allied air attacks in February 1945, reconstructed in the post‑war years, and damaged by floods in August 2002. Within an 18‑week break, the Dresden theater has been was extensively renovated and modernized.
Among other things, KREBS+KIEFER engineers scrutinized the stability of the stage roof using RSTAB. The stability analysis detected deficiencies in load‑bearing capacity, which required reinforcement measures.
The primary structure of the roof consists of five steel trusses arranged parallel to each other. The trusses are placed on reinforced concrete columns. The top chord nodes of the outer truss girder are partially braced on the existing walls by inclined members. Together with the members perpendicular to the trusses, an additional load transfer occurs in the transverse direction, which can be taken into account by 3D modelling in RSTAB.
KREBS+KIEFER Ingenieure GmbH, Germany | www.kuk.de
Architekturbüro Wagner, Dresden, Germany | www.ab-wagner.de
Saxonian Real Estate and Construction Management, Dresden, Germany | www.sib.sachsen.de
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© by Archiv Staatstheater Dresden
© by KREBS + KIEFER
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