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Allen County, Indiana

This project consisted of raising the roof to accommodate the construction of additional seating for the main arena to allow the area’s historic venue to host large events than that was once possible. This project was extremely unique to the area in that it incorporated exterior columns with cantilever post-tensioned beam sections that were utilized as the supports for both the hydraulic jacks used to raise the roof and the new roof once completed.

Patriot was integral to this project in that all of the post-tensioning of the cantilever beam sections were observed and inspected by our full-time on-site Project Manager. Patriot’s role also included testing of footing, column, and beam concrete for adequate compression strength. Our experience with post-tensioning systems allowed for a smooth transition of a roof that went from original to raised.