Detroit Events Center

Client: Cives Steel Company - Mid West
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Completion Date: 2015-2016

The Detroit Events Center is a multi-purpose arena including an eight story stadium built as a bowl with its floor 40 feet below street level and seating capacity of 20,000 for ice hockey or 21,000 for basketball.

Project Details: The arena was designed by HOK, a US based architecture and engineering firm and features a deconstructed layout housing retail outlets, arena’s box office and offices. One of the main features of the structure is a glass-roofed concourse which has been erected between buildings connecting to different establishments and offices.

Scope of Work: The project included 3D BIM modelling and shop detailing of approximately 9,800 tons of structural steel for the new arena.

Highlights & Challenges: DBM Vircon succeeded in dealing with the extremely tight 6-month project delivery schedule to deliver due to the target erection date.