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What does it take to construct a world-class arena?

3 Jul 2018 9:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dickies Arena is more than halfway completed, and the 14,000-seat multipurpose facility is well on its way to opening in late 2019. Here are some facts about the work completed so far:

The team

  • Approximately 1,839,564 man hours have been worked on the project so far.
  • 3,544 workers have participated onsite.
  • 800-900 workers are currently onsite.

The structure

  • 2,200 tons of structural steel, equal to the weight of approximately 11 Boeing 747-400s.
  • 1,000 concrete piers support the foundation.
  • 8,800 tons of metal rebar.
  • 87,000 yards of structural concrete.

The building materials

  • 1.3 million bricks.
  • 550,000 concrete blocks.
  • 10 miles of HVAC pipe.
  • 41 miles of plumbing pipe.
  • 710 miles of electrical wiring.
  • 1.2 million pounds of ductwork covering 14 miles.

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