The Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pennsylvania – part of Pennsylvania State University – was built in 2014 for college-level ice hockey matches. Its construction was developed with a BIM execution plan that has now been used as a template for the construction of other arenas. BIM was implemented through 4D modeling and was used at all stages – from design to student-athlete recruitment through to operations and sales – while also reducing construction time and cost, saving over $1.2 million. It also allowed for the creation and use of the Computerized Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) that helped facilitate the recruitment process.
Inside Pegula Ice Arena – Applied Research Laboratory CAVE Model
Take a look inside a 3D Stereoscopic Model of Pegula Ice Arena, the future home of Penn State Hockey, at the Applied Research Laboratory on the University Park campus.