Roof Cladding

Standing Seam Roofs | Aluminum Cladding | Ceiling Cladding | Fall Arrest System

Singapore Sports Hub

The Singapore Sports Hub is a world-class, integrated sports, entertainment, and lifestyle hub delivering world-class sporting and entertainment events.

Established under a 25-year Public-Private Partnership agreement between Sport Singapore and SportsHub Pte Ltd, this visionary project is one of the largest sporting infrastructure projects in the world today. It is built to deliver a sustainable, differentiated and competitive advantage for Singapore.

National Stadium , Sportshub

How we helped the client

The CRAFT process…

Design of unitised roofing system

Which resulted in…

Simple, safe and quick installation process

Simplied bolting design

Simple, safe and quick installation from panel to panel

3D scan of as-built cleats

Adjustments made on ground before hoisting unit to roof

Standardization of cladding panels

Minimization hnadling, coordination and installation at great height

Safety and quality checks at ground level

Prevents bringing large volumes of water to high levels to conduct water spray tests

Scope of Work

Our teams in Singapore and Hong Kong provided the design development and engineering, supply and installation services for the National Stadium, Aquatic Centre and the Multi-Purpose Indoor Arenas.


Sport Singapore and SportsHub Pte Ltd PPP

Main Contractor

Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd


DP Architects Pte Ltd


Arup Singapore Pte Ltd

The CRAFT Process

Development of a Unitized Roofing System

While the Original design of the architect (ASVD), was to install all roof & soffit cladding in situ, Craft offered an alternative proposed to prefabricate large-scale roof units at ground level. The largest of which was 42m long by 7m wide. Through this approach the following two key safety advantages where highlighted:

a. It eliminated the risks of having large workforce working at height as the bulk of the workers remained at ground level working in the safety of the fabrication jigs;

b. It enabled the installation to be completed by a small team of skilled rope access technicians. Depending on the size of the units to be installed the number of rope access technicians ranged from between 6-10, as opposed to needing 40 or more to install the units

utilizing a conventional in-situ buildup.

Simplification of the bolting connections

Our design team simplified the bolting connection design to the primary steel cleats at roof level which helped to minimize the use of workers requiring specialist rope access to  infill the strips between the roof units.

3D-scanning of as built cleats

Our surveying team was able to complete a thorough 3D-scan from ground level of all of the as built cleats, i.e. the supporting brackets receiving the prefabricated units. This was extremely helpful as the analysis of the scan identified potential installation issues and allowed the project team to make rectifications at ground level reducing the need for tricky alterations at height. The 3D scan proved to reduce safety risk and also saved time on the overall programme of works.

Note of interest

More than 5,000 cleats and 10,000 holes were 3D scanned from the ground!

Example of 3D Scan