Back To Work At Pinnacle Bank

Building was expected to continue on the under-construction Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb., at press time, following a short work stoppage over materials.

Workers at the arena, which will serve as the new home for the Nebraska University basketball teams and host concerts, were recently sent home after the contractor discovered defective rebar had been used in the foundation of the venue, according to the local Journal Star.

Testing on the materials reportedly found that some of the rebar was bent improperly during fabrication, leading to breakage. New materials were expected to be delivered by Dec. 27, the Star said.

A spokesman for the contractor told the paper engineers are assessing whether any foundation work will need to be redone.

The arena is scheduled to open in fall 2013.