Nationwide Arena, COLUMBUS, OH
A teamwork approach, fast-track completion, and high-quality installation helped the client build a significant new investment asset, while promoting its name and serving the public with a new sports and entertainment resource.
SCOPE OF WORK
Dynalectric installed three separate 35 KV utility services, four major substations, 312 panelboards with over 13,000 circuits, and 6,596 computer-programmed general lighting fixtures.
Nationwide Insurance is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, with more than $117 billion in statutory assets. Nationwide consists of three core businesses, domestic property and casualty insurance, life insurance and retirement savings, and asset management, which offer a full range of products, including auto, fire, life, health, and commercial insurances; administrative services, annuities, mutual funds, and retirement plans. The company is also engaged in strategic investments. This project involved a $150-million, 800,000-square-foot, 20,000 seat multi-use sports and entertainment complex. It is home to the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and the Arena Football League's Columbus Destroyers.
For this project, the client sought to construct one of the most beautiful and unique sports and entertainment venues in the world. Distinguishing characteristics include two 80-foot towers anchoring the western interior of the seating bowl that houses party suites, a 70-foot glass-enclosed atrium, open lobbies and concourses that give fans a clear view of the ice upon entering the building, elegant design featuring terrazzo floors, brick pillars, and marble details; and a 135-foot light tower at the southeast corner.
Dynalectric's design/build capabilities permitted construction to occur practically as the designers and engineers were drawing it. In addition, the use of design specialists for efficient high-quality installation, on-site project managers for hands-on problem and
conflict resolution, and a large pool of highly trained electricians to maintain the rapid pace of construction all contributed to successful completion. Finally, by identifying scheduling milestones early, the company could firmly establish target dates.