The Ferrell Center sees active duty as the home to Baylor basketball and volleyball, as well as hosting other university and special events. The crowning jewel of this modern and spacious center is its dazzling geodesic dome roof, which features a massive scoreboard/video board centerpiece that is held up by a custom TOMCAT truss system. Building this truss system was a unique challenge for TOMCAT engineers, as the supporting positions available to the truss were limited in location and capacity due to the construction of the geodesic dome. Working within these limitations, TOMCAT successfully designed the truss system to be supported on 42 separate bridled cables, with each cable being a different length and angle.
The resulting effect of this TOMCAT success is the multimedia atmosphere enjoyed by the thousands upon thousands of spectators who attend the center’s various events during the year.