CUE Technical Lecture: Long-Span Sports Structures

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

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David M. Campbell is one of the founding principals of Geiger Engineers and has managed the firm as its Chief Executive Officer since it was established in 1988.  Geiger Engineers is a small consulting engineering firm in Suffern, NY, which specializes in structures and mechanisms for sports and live entertainment venues and events.

In his 39 years of engineering practice, David has had a significant role in over 50 large spectator sports facilities. He has served as Principal in Charge of significant projects, including the New Armstrong Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, NY, the new roof of the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University, the 2002 World Cup Stadium Roof Canopy in Seoul, Korea, and the retractable roof for the B.C. Place Stadium Revitalization in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has authored numerous technical papers on long-span, tensile, and sports structures.

In addition to his expertise in tension membrane and long-span structures, David has provided construction engineering to contractors for a number of major sports buildings, including US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, New Milwaukee Bucks Arena, Milwaukee, WI, and Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. He has extensive experience in entertainment rigging and has consulted to numerous productions including Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games, the Pan Am Games, halftime shows for the NFL Super Bowl, MTV Video Awards, the Academy Awards, and the Grammys.

David is a licensed Professional Engineer in twenty-five states, including New York as well as a registered Professional Engineer in four Canadian provinces.  He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1979.  David is also a member of the ASCE Tensile Membrane Structures Standard Committee,  IASS - International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, the Stadium Managers Association, and member of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association.

Please join us for what will be a very informative session.  All are welcome.