Rain Doesn't Stop Work On Events Center
by Breanna Fuss, Reporter
October 14, 2013 4:00 PM
Over 1.5 inches of rain has fallen in Sioux Falls in the last 24 hours. While many outside jobs are put on hold, 150 workers at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center are still hammering away.
Only 50 workers weren’t able to do their jobs Monday due to the weather. Those workers are normally on the roof, but high winds and heavy rain made it too dangerous. Those you could work were busy putting up scaffolding and wall panels. Construction supervisors said although the rain has been a nuisance, it has put the new roof to the test.
Brian Boe with Mortenson Construction said, "Half of the roof, the main bowl roof is on, so one half of the building is wet, and the other half is dry. But it’s working.”
On Wednesday afternoon there will be a ‘topping off ceremony’ at the events center. The final 30 foot beam for the roof will be hoisted into place. By November, the events center will be completely enclosed.