Ford Center

Evansville, Indiana

This award-winning, 11,000-seat arena is framed with structural steel framing above the concourse level over a reinforced concrete superstructure supported on a deep foundation system of auger-cast grout piles and pile caps. Due to site limitations, the concrete superstructure cantilevers up to 25 feet over the surrounding sidewalks to provide support for the structural steel roof support framing. Challenging soil conditions and ground motion parameters at the site required careful attention to seismic design and detailing. Hyper-accurate building information modeling (BIM) was utilized to collaborate the design between multiple consultants. American Structurepoint's role on this $127.5 million project included structural engineering for the foundation system, slab-on-grade, reinforced concrete superstructure up to the main concourse level, structural façade backup framing, and attached loading dock facility. The project is LEED-Silver certified.

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