With health and fitness so closely related and an aging Student Health Center in need of a major upgrade, the program for the new 185,000 square foot facility was a welcomed addition to the UNLV campus. Featuring a well-equipped gym, multi-purpose courts, futsal, natatorium, Jacuzzi, health education offices, pharmacy, fitness assessment labs, exam rooms and counseling suites, the new facility can readily satisfy all of the students’ health and fitness needs.
Lochsa Engineering was responsible for civil improvement plans, specifications and construction administration for the 8.8 acre site. Civil design components included demolition of existing parking lot and utility facilities, re-routing utility services, parking lot re-striping and adjacent improvements, preparation of design documents to allow construction of the new building and a future exterior pool. Lochsa Engineering also served as a consultant for construction scheduling and staging.
In addition, Lochsa Engineering provided an independent peer review of the seismic structural retrofit for compliance with the governing building code.