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Detroit Entertainment and Event Center Foundations

Detroit, MI

The Detroit Entertainment and Event Center is better known as the future home of the Detroit Red Wings.


This project involved the excavation of all shear towers, pier caps, grade beams and wall footings for the arena. The pier caps on this project were located at grade and up to a depth of 10’ below finished floor.  Due to the close proximity of all the footings the pier caps were all constructed by first driving sheeting prior to excavation.   Three large shear tower foundations were also constructed by tight sheeting and then excavating.


The entire area of the practice rink is held up by grade beams.  AICC was able to construct these grade beams using neat excavation and benching to all this work to be poured without forms.


AICC also graded and placed all of the stone for the event level prior to placement of slab of grade.

Fast Facts


Project Name:       Detroit Entertainment and Event                                 Center Footings

Location:               Detroit, Michigan

Owner/Client:        Olympia Entertainment and Event                               Center LLC

Engineer:               HOK/Giffels Webster

  • Excavation of Pier caps, grade beams and wall footings

  • Grading and stone placement for slab on grade

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