Detroit Events Center

The Detroit Events Center is an under-construction multi-purpose building that will replace the Joe Louis Arena and become the new home of the Detroit Red Wings.  The 785,000 square-foot facility will house the entire Red Wings practice facility, including an ice rink, locker rooms, and training facilities.  In addition, the 20,000-seat arena is designed to enhance fan experience by incorporating “gondola” seating, a video wall, a public plaza and a player walkthrough area. The $650 million catalyst development project also includes residential, retail, and office facilities in downtown Detroit.  The Detroit Events Center is set to open in September 2017.

The construction of the new events center will create approximately 8,300 jobs.  More than half of those construction jobs will be filled by Detroit residents, and over $100 million will be paid to Detroit-resident workers.

Selected by Barton Malow to provide jobsite access control and workforce reporting, FC Construction Services (FC-CS) is charged with securing the construction site, badging all workers and reporting daily on manpower levels and workforce statistics.  In providing these services, FC-CS will utilize its standard full height turnstiles to control pedestrian access and will utilize its newly launched mobile app, FC Jobsite to control vehicle gates, register and badge guests and provide job site access to the training and certification history of every worker.

Project Highlights

  • FC-CS Onsite badging and RFID association
  • Pedestrian access control using FC-CS Turnstile – a unique approach to the delivery of re-locatable full height turnstiles
  • RFID badge recognition and gate actuation
  • Real-time reporting of workforce movement answering
    • Who’s on site
    • When did they arrive
    • When did they leave
  • Weekly reporting of workforce statistics
    • Total jobs created
    • Jobs created by county of residence
    • MWDB Participation

Project Partners

  • Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
  • Barton Mallow
  • Hunt Construction
  • White Construction