This project is a 70,000 square foot, 3-level energy center to power the entire proposed $4.8 Billion Echelon Casino Resort on the famed strip in Las Vegas. The building housed all mechanical equipment required to provide hot water, chilled water, emergency power generation and main power distribution for the entire Echelon site, along with integrated office space to accommodate the energy center employees. The project will be financed, design-build, owned and operated for a period of 25 years.
The structure was designed to complement the resort’s contemporary style using an industrial material palette of precast concrete, exposed structural steel and steel mesh. Lochsa Engineering provided complete structural design and construction administration services for the project. The building system consisted of a structural steel frame system featuring Buckling Restrained Braces providing lateral support for code prescribed wind and seismic forces.