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A rendering of the Devaney Center's redesign showcases what the facility will look like after completion.
A rendering of the Devaney Center's redesign showcases what the facility will look like after completion.
Design Engineer Chad Essink helped turn the arches into a reality.
Design Engineer Chad Essink helped turn the arches into a reality.
Each arch stretches 300 feet in length.
Each arch stretches 300 feet in length.

A collaborative effort with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Devaney Center proves that not even the sky is the limit for SourceOne.

As the Husker men’s and women’s basketball programs prepare to move to the new Pinnacle Bank Arena for the 2013-2014 season, its volleyball team is making the transition to the Devaney Center.

“UNL wants the volleyball team to bring the appearance and feel of the NU Coliseum with it to Devaney,” said Design Engineer Chad Essink.

To help recreate the coliseum’s intimate atmosphere, SourceOne will design, fabricate and powder coat six artificial arches that will run the length of the Devaney Center ceiling.

Each arch, stretching 300 feet in length, is split into 30 ten-foot sections. In February, SourceOne hung sample sections of the lightweight, aluminum arches.

“The project has been challenging because it’s so large in scale,” Essink said. “The test run gave us a better picture of what we’ll be tackling later this year when we install the arches.”

President Elmer Wessel sees the project as just another example of SourceOne’s ability to take on any unique project that comes its way.

“With SourceOne’s diverse capabilities, we were able to help UNL with its truss design and build needs,” he said. “The trusses will have a large impact on how the renovated Devaney Center relationship with UNL. Our engineering staff has done a great job designing all facets of this project, including design, build, assembly and install.”

The project is expected to be completed this summer. In addition to UNL’s volleyball team, the Devaney Center also will house the university’s wrestling and gymnastics teams.