JE Dunn, International Coliseums Company, Global Entertainment Corporation and Sink Combs Dethlefs completed this 182,308-square-foot premier entertainment and events center. The Independence Events Center features 5,800 fixed seats, with capacity for 8,000 seats, 27 luxury suites and 270 club seats. The state-of-the-art facility opened in Fall 2009 and hosts more than 100 events each year, with more than 500,000 visitors annually. The center features headline entertainers, professional sports - including a CHL franchised hockey team and touring shows. Additional events include trade shows, festivals, and cultural and community events.
JE Dunn collaborated with all building partners to work through design and programming from the conceptual design stage and provided full preconstruction services which included skin and MEP system analysis and reviews. This project was done completely in Building Information Modeling and all structural and MEP components were modeled in 3D. All piping and ductwork was prefabricated at the trade partner's shops, delivered and put into place eliminating the need for onsite storage, onsite pipe cutting machines and improved the staging and logistics onsite saving time and money.