The $198M Sprint Center was a key element in Kansas City’s downtown entertainment district redevelopment efforts. City leaders had a vision to bring downtown Kansas City back to life, and the finest arena designers in the world collaborated to create this iconic structure.
Mortenson used 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) on all of the arena’s major systems. ”The Sprint Center is Kansas City’s first project of this magnitude to use BIM to such an extreme,” says the project’s Senior MEP Project Coordinator, adding that “Every single system was modeled from the sheet metal, sprinkler pipes, and plumbing to the structural steel, glass exterior, and concessions. Templates were made for the plumbing and the 2,204 trapezoidal pieces of the glass façade.”
The multi-purpose venue hosts major league sports, as well as concerts, family shows and special events. The arena also serves as the headquarters of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Certificate of Appreciation - City of Kansas City, 2007
Excellence in Concrete Award - Kansas City Concrete Promotional Group, 2006
Safety Excellence Award - Kansas City Builders' Association, 2007
Special Recognition Award - City of Kansas City, 2007