American Airlines Arena, MIAMI, FL
A major new Miami entertainment venue; a convenient and flexible professional basketball playing and practicing facility; a significant economic stimulus for the local area.
SCOPE OF WORK
To build a home for its professional basketball team that would also be a world-class entertainment venue.
For this high-visibility project, Dynalectric helped the client achieve its objectives in several ways. First, the company provided value-engineering recommendations. Second, it installed all the building management, electrical, fire alarm, paging, security, and telecommunication systems. Finally, the company provided field engineering services and coordinated the activities of over 140 field and office employees. To resolve the many issues involved in this process, the company met with sub-contractors, architects, engineers, and owners representatives several times a week, enabling on-time completion of the project's demanding schedule.
The 1,425,800-square-foot American Airlines Arena is the home of the Miami HEAT, the 2006 National Basketball Association champions. In addition to basketball, the facility accommodates various other sports and entertainment events, including circuses, professional wrestling, and concerts. The arena seats 19,600 when fully utilized for HEAT basketball, but the upper balconies can be closed to create a more intimate atmosphere of just 16,000 seats. In addition, users can configure the arena in five separate ways for concerts and other events, seating as few as 5,000 and as many as 20,000 patrons. The building includes concession stands, medical facilities, players' locker rooms, a restaurant/night club, an official NBA basketball court, a separate training court, and VIP suites and lounges.