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2017/02/06   The storm raises the roof of the Riazor stadium.

The recent wind storms that struck Galicia this weekend, with gust winds of up to 113km / h have caused numerous damages to the Municipal Stadium of Riazor. The strong winds have caused the detachment of numerous uranite plates, used for the cover and part of the facade. Large span roofs are structures that are basically subjected to three types of loads: those due to their own weight, those due to snow and those due to the action of the wind. The determination of the first two is relatively simple and not subject to error; However, the determination of the wind loads is practically unapproachable by theoretical methods and very error prone if it is done by simplified methods, reason why it is almost indispensable to resort to its practical determination by means of tests in scale models in boundary layer wind tunnel. In some cases, the wind loading on singular structures is difficult to quantify using traditional wind tunnel testing techniques. These complex structural forms require innovative experimental solutions in the evaluation of the wind loading and dynamic response for design. This requires a specialized knowledge of the technical limitations of the wind tunnel testing methodology and a profound understanding of the discipline fundamentals Our team works in collaboration with architects and engineers to optimize the design of singular structures to wind effects, reducing the risk of failure and providing potential cost savings in the construction process.

2017/02/06   The wind rises the deck of Balaídos stadium, in Vigo.

The recent wind storms that struck Galicia this weekend, with gust winds of up to 113km / h have caused numerous damages to the Río Alto de Balaídos stadium. Failure of deck anchorage systems, by the strong winds, caused the detachment of numerous meters of deck above the stands. Large span roofs are structures that are basically subjected to three types of loads: those due to their own weight, those due to snow and those due to the action of the wind. The determination of the first two is relatively simple and not subject to error; However, the determination of the wind loads is practically unapproachable by theoretical methods and very error prone if it is done by simplified methods, reason why it is almost indispensable to resort to its practical determination by means of tests in scale models in boundary layer wind tunnel. In some cases, the wind loading on singular structures is difficult to quantify using traditional wind tunnel testing techniques. These complex structural forms require innovative experimental solutions in the evaluation of the wind loading and dynamic response for design. This requires a specialized knowledge of the technical limitations of the wind tunnel testing methodology and a profound understanding of the discipline fundamentals Our team works in collaboration with architects and engineers to optimize the design of singular structures to wind effects, reducing the risk of failure and providing potential cost savings in the construction process.

2017/01/31   STUDENTS OF THE MASTERS OF THE GRANADA UNIVERSITY (UGR) VISITE THE NEW CIVIL, INDUSTRIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPORTS AERODYNAMICS LAB (LACIAD).

Last Tuesday, Students of the Masters from the University of Granada (UGR), visited the new Civil, Industrial, Environmental and Sports Aerodynamics Lab (LACIAD) that Oritia & Boreas is building in Escúzar (GR). The laboratory, has new experimental capabilities necessary for the study of some elite sports like cycling, swimming, skiing and sailing, assuming a key role in the aerodynamic studies of individual athletes and teams. LACIAD hosts the Spain’s largestWind Tunnel, SAVE a Extreme Winds Environmental Simulator. , with which O&B completes its wide range of services for elite sporting disciplines, including numerical simulation (CFD), physical simulation in the wind tunnel and athlete monitoring during training and environmental conditions.

2017/01/20   The State Ports buoys, registered a new record of high wave height in the Mediterranean during the last storm.

The buoys of Valencia, Cabo de Palos, Tarragona, Dragonera and Barcelona set records of significant wave height during the storm of the last 21-22 of January. The Valencia buoy registered the highest significant wave height recorded during the storm, with 6.45 meters at 20 hours, while its previous record was 5.63 m Hm0 in December 2009. Ports of the State has an operating system of wave prediction that, anticipated to the temporary, emits the pertinent warnings and alerts. O&B in collaboration with IH Cantabria and HRL Madrid, developed a set of guidelines for the certification of the Harbor-Ocean Meteorological Risk Management System in the project: "ALGECIRAS SAFEPORT: OCEAN-METEOROLOGICAL RISKS MANAGEMENT IN PORT ENVIRONMENTS - PHASE I" , with the aim of improving the management of ocean-meteorological risks in port environments so that the Port Community can plan and develop its activity in a more secure, efficient and sustainable way, being able to provide detailed and individualized information to the user.

2017/01/20   Oritia & Boreas is proud to participate in the project of the 5th skyscraper in Madrid.

Oritia & Boreas is proud to participate in the project of the 5th skyscraper in Madrid, located in the heart of the capital’s financial district. The plans for the fifth skyscraper in the Cuatro Torres complex – the new financial district in the capital, which currently comprises the Torre de Cristal, Torre Caja Madrid, Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso and Torre Espacio – are taking shape and a date has been set for the inauguration of the tower: the end of 2019. Specifically, the fifth tower will be 165 m tall and have a surface area of 50,000 m2 on the Paseo de la Castellana.

2017/01/04   David Meca swims to cross the Strait of Gibraltar again, with the new Ocean-Meteorological risk management in port environments model of SAFEPORT.

A WORLD champion swimmer has battled big waves and strong winds to swim the Straits of Gibraltar. Catalan David Meca, of Sabadell, took 3 hours and 39 minutes to complete the tough 14.3 km (8.9 mile) challenge, which saw him swim from Tarifa to Morocco’s Point Cires earlier today despite a strong south westerly wind. Meca had been prevented by the maritime authority from attempting the feat earlier in the week due to ‘dangerous’ high winds. For the management of the challenge was used the new supporting tools for planning and management of the port areas, developed in the Project Safeport by Oritia & Boreas, in collaboration with HRL-UMP and IH-Cantabria. “It was a hard day and it was complicated,” said a spokesperson for Meca’s team, who monitored his progress from a support boat

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