The typical PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser System rests directly on the floor of the auditorium, classroom, lecture hall, theatre, balcony, worship facility, church or other project area. The stadium seating platforms are independent from the vertical building structure and, thus are easily installed into existing buildings without having to modify the building structure. In the case of retrofit applications, this can greatly reduce the cost of the project, as it does not affect current loads and capacities of the vertical building structure. Additionally, the added weight of the stadium seating structure and SSE PREFOAM EPS Geofoam, is extremely low compared to traditional metal stud or other construction methods, as the Geofoam material weighs approximately 1 lb./cu.ft.
The lightweight nature of the PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser System makes it a perfect fit for upper level installations. The SSE PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser System has been installed in many upper floor level projects specifically due to the lightweight characteristics of the EPS Geofoam and the EPS Geofoam Block’s ability to evenly distribute the weight of the stadium seating platform over the entire area covered by the tiered seating. This very important characteristic eliminates any “point-loading” of the structural slab of the building and in most cases reduces the need for large, expensive footings on ground floor installations.
Contractors will find SSE’s PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser Systems extremely user friendly and easy to install. In the past 14 years and with over 1,850 projects, SSE has heard nothing but accolades regarding the ease of installation for the PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser Systems.
In the case of a retrofit or renovation installation, due to their modular design, the SSE PREFOAM Stadium Seating Riser System components are easily portable. The installation crew can bring all components into the space through a standard pedestrian door thereby minimizing disruption to ongoing operations in adjacent auditoriums, classrooms or theatres.