The remodeling of La Bahn Arena, the home of the University of Wisconsin's hockey team, is underway, as the construction will provide the school with a state-of-the-art athletic facility, according to the university website.
Using the latest in frame construction techniques, the new property will use a modern structural system that will provide for a more efficient covering for the arena, reported the news source.
A new foundation and concrete footings were put in during the construction process, as the builders are trying to make changes to the older building that will help the arena become a modern structure, reported UW.
Along with the new structural technology that has been used in the arena, there are other modern tools that have been used, including reconfigured locker rooms, a new pool area and a radiant heating system that was installed throughout the property, according to the university.
Radiant heating systems can provide a more comfortable atmosphere for a large building like an arena, as the warmth that is generated is more evenly distrubuted throughout. The technology allows for only two to three degrees difference between the floor and ceiling, as opposed to the more than ten degree temperature difference that exists in forced air heating systems.