Back at The Ranch

From bleachers to ash urns, precast concrete proves its versatility.

By Fernando Pagés Ruiz

With the season opener for the Colorado Eagles just 18 months away, Steve Rodgers, project manager for The Neenan Co., fixed his eyes across 18 miles of dry Colorado grassland toward the cloud-hidden snow cap of Longs Peak for inspiration. The task before his Denver design-build firm seemed daunting: In little more than a year, the company would have to transform this scenic grassland in Loveland, Colo., into a premier regional events center for Larimer County. The job entailed 150 acres of site work plus six major buildings, including the Budweiser Events Center, a 250,000-square-foot, three-level indoor arena that would accommodate 5,300 cheering Colorado Eagles hockey fans by Sept. 20, 2003, or else … Read More »