Commercial / Higher Education

Iowa State University Jack Trice Stadium South End Zone Expansion

Ames, IA

This 13-month construction project enclosed Iowa State University’s football stadium by replacing 2,918 south end zone bleacher seats and 6,000 hillside seats with 13,330 permanent upper and lower bowl seats for a net addition of 4,382 seats. At the time of completion, the renovation made the stadium the third largest in the Big 12 Conference.

The renovation and expansion of the South End Zone Club features 47,598 square feet on two levels of premium seating and club space, premium concessions, a kitchen and two full-service bars.

Weitz was the construction manager for the project, overseeing multiple prime contractors on a complex, fast-track project.


Lean Highlights (Last Planner)

4D schedule created and utilized during project planning and bidding phase to ensure clear understanding of project schedule with potential subcontractors.

Daily standup meetings with customer and design teams, which increased certainty and ensured alignment with customer needs

Lean Highlights (Quality)

84 percent reduction in project change document processing (electronic document management)

160-plus hours saved via Weitz quality assurance process (Bluebeam studio photos)

Reduction of waste (waiting, overprocessing, motion)

Mike Tousley
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Ben Bruns
Business Development Director
Jim McCulloh
Senior Vice President

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