The West Stand at Mt Smart stadium required some remedial engineering to the existing tie supporting the canopy roof of the grandstand. The bolted connection to the concrete columns had experience fatigue due to the continual windage on the roof. The design of the need connection was a cleaver ‘wrap around’ connection without disturbing the existing assembly. The new connection was a post-tensioned bolt and plated connection. Elements of the new plates were site welded to the existing structure under strict QA procedures. Hydraulic Jacks were employed at high level to stress the 50mm bar clamping the new connection around the concrete column.