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Geiger Engineers

Main Office: 2 Executive Blvd., Suite 410 Suffern, NY 10901
Additional Offices: 114 W. Magnolia St. Suite 505 Bellingham, WA 98225
Number of Employees: over 100

Engineering Specialties:
Structural
Mechanical
Roof System Design*
Pier and Dock Design
Floating Structure Design
Modular Rigging System and Component Design
Rehabilitation and Renovation
Investigation
Budgeting and Estimating

Engineers:
David H. Geiger
Horst Berger

History:
Geiger engineers (1988), formerly Geiger-Berger Associates (1968) was founded by David H. Geiger and Horst Berger to create a structure for the enclosure of the United States pavilion as part of the EXPO ’70 in Osaka, Japan. Because of this project, the invention of a cable-restrained air-supported roof arose. Geiger Engineers has most experience and knowledge in air-supported roof systems and therefore primarily designs and builds domed stadiums and sports facilities. The firm developed its own software program which allows them to see the patterns in which the fabric must be cut to achieve low cost, lightweight, well lit, long range roof systems. Geiger’s invention of the air-supported fabric roof system is used in more than half the domed stadiums in the world. The innovation also led to the creation of structural membrane materials such as Teflon coated fiberglass. Other important preliminary projects that were carried out by Geiger-Berger Associates are “the Redbird Arena in 1988, USA (the first oval cable dome), the Florida Suncoast Dome, USA (Geiger, 1988) and the Tayouan Arena, all of which use a tensile membrane for covering”. [1] Geiger Engineers still exists today and is working on excited projects such as the renovation of the Canadian BC Place Stadium in 2011.


Virginia Center Canopy in Reno, NV (2007)- A long-span project


BC Place Stadium Renovation in Canada (2011)

Notre Dame - Purcell Pavilion Expansion- Notre Dame, IN (2009)


2002 World Cup Main Stadium in Seoul, Korea

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Written by Pilar Guerrero

January 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Engineers