Case Study 4 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Home Depot Centre) California,

The Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly named the Home Depot Centre at the onset of its construction, and for the first ten years of its existence, is home to the LA Galaxy Football Club. It boasts a 27,000-seat stadium which was initially completed in 2003. The $150 million project was developed and is operated by the Anschutz Entertainment Group; it is the second largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States, and the third largest major league soccer stadium of its kind.

Currently, it is situated on 125 acres of the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus and features state-of-the art stadiums and facilities for soccer, tennis, track & field, cycling, lacrosse, rugby, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, and a variety of other sports. Designated as an “Official U.S. Olympic Training Site,” Dignity Health Sports Park is the nation’s most complete training facility for Olympic, amateur, and professional athletes.

Home Depot Centre

To this day, this project represents the largest and one of the most recognizable structures Durose has ever been involved in. It was completely erected within the Durose facility to ensure its accuracy at the site’s installation. 

Durose fabricated all structural steel components in house, utilizing an astonishing 75 trucks to deliver the entirety of the components all the way from Guelph to the Los Angeles region. The project was a huge feat and demanded project management skills of an intermediate level. Luckily, Durose was more than up for the task, and was able to execute their part to complete this iconic attraction and sports landmark.

The development of the Dignity Health Sports Park remains a huge accomplishment for all those involved, and Durose is extremely proud to have been a part of its construction and its history.

Case Study 1 – Centra Metropark Office Building, New Jersey, USA

Centra is a Class A office building located on 19 acres in Metropark, a cluster of office buildings and a train station spanning the Woodbridge and Edison border next to the Garden State Parkway in Iselin, New Jersey, USA.

The building was developed in collaboration with DeSimone Consulting Engineers, and its unique structural design utilizes an asymmetrical tree-column and truss to support the fourth-floor extension which, provides a signature focal point for the project. By carving a rectangular hole in the center of the suspended fourth floor, the ground-level grand entryway is showered with natural daylight and surrounding nature.

The Durose team was completely immersed in the restorative project, with the original designer looking to emphasize existing features of the structure by introducing a simple, yet intricate steel construct.

The steel tree structure was initially built here in Guelph in 2011, and then shipped to its home location in Iselin. Durose was heavily involved in the entire installation, utilizing our extensive knowledge in steel construction for the distinctive architectural structure.

The refurbishment of this project has been displayed in many architectural magazines. The modernization dropped jaws across the continent, provoking engineering professors, architectural experts, and world-famous universities to ask the simple question, “how did you do it?”

The Durose team is proud of our contribution to this project, one of our favourites and most impressive to date.

Case Study 2 – Yale Music Library, Connecticut, USA

The Yale Music Library is world famous as one of the largest collections of music scores, sound recordings, and music research materials in the United States. It is said to reflect the “centrality of musical performance and scholarship to the University throughout its history” (Yale University). The original structure was first built in 1927 in New Haven, Connecticut.

In the restoration of the project, the fundamental objective was to honour the original Gothic architecture, while providing a modern foundation and a remarkable appearance as unique as its historic character.

The choice of structural steel for the project was “an obvious decision from the start” (Geoff Conway). That’s where the Durose team came in, chosen for our attention to precision and elegance.

Steel has superior construction speed and lighter overall weight – an important consideration, as the new addition was to be supported on both new and existing foundations. The project was a huge undertaking for Durose and remains, to this day, one of our largest scale projects.

The six exposed steel roof trusses, which provide a sound skeleton for the structure, also provide a beautiful, Gothic-style focal point to the finished project, staying true to its legacy and historic roots.

The Yale Music Library has been featured in magazines, architectural journals, and archives, and has been the focus of many engineering studies across multiple university programs. The Durose team was favorably recognized for our involvement in this large feat and are extremely proud to be a part of its almost century long history.

Case Study 3 – Komatsu Corporation – Rear Axle Box Housing

Komatsu Corporation is a global leading manufacturer of large-scale equipment in a handful of industries, including mining, forestry, and construction. The company also plays a large role in the development of forklifts and industrial mechanisms.

Many aspects of the equipment are developed by other industry partners and companies that specialize in specific parts and pieces that make up these mechanisms. That’s where Durose comes in.

The housing of the rear axle is a hollow supporting beam and is the axle of an automobile. The housings are cast of steel or malleable cast iron or are stamped and welded. The tubular casings of the axle shafts are pressed or welded into the housing of the rear axle and form a complete unit with it. 

Rear Axle Box Housings are a prime example of complex Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) components that can be produced by our company, as all processes from the creation of raw material to painting and finishing touches are performed in house. Our facility is large enough and well equipped to handle the entire development from start to finish.

Durose Manufacturing is a natural fit to produce these components, given the use of steel, and develops hundreds of these mechanisms a year.

We’re proud of the ability to contribute to these industries that work to provide major projects and additions to large-scale, global infrastructure, along with the ability to manufacture these parts from start to finish at our facility.