Cromwell Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s $185 million renovation of a center Strip midmarket casino into The Cromwell, an upscale boutique hotel-casino. The news follows the announcement last week that building’s central feature — a 65,000-square-foot rooftop nightclub, day-club and pool deck area overlooking the Strip and operated by Victor Drai. The Cromwell is taking over the building that once housed the Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall at the northeast corner of the Strip and Flamingo Road.
Scope of Work:
TMCx Solutions provided the commissioning authority under the mechanical and plumbing contractor as their commissioning liason. There was four phases, pre-functional, start-up, functional and turnover.
- Owner: Caesars Entertainment
- Project Size: 334,879 sq. ft.
- Construction Cost: $185M
- GC: W.A. Richardson Builders
- Year of Completion: 2015
- Chilled Water systems
- Heating water system
- Air handling units
- Exhaust systems
- Terminal units
- Lighting systems
- Plumbing systems
Challenges and Successes:
- Issue: During our initial testing of a mock up unit AHU-1 we found issues with the Alarm notification during low temperature detection per the design sequence of operations.
- Resolution: Working closely with the controls contractor we were able to make necessary adjustments to the program logic and come up with a solution. As a result of the findings all AHU’s requiring low temperature detection have been adjusted to achieve proper alarm notification.
- Issue: Systems were brought on line in late winter of 2013 for owner building operational requirements. During our initial contract negotiations it was agreed that this system would be retested later in the spring of 2014, since we didn’t have an opportunity to witness start up and operations by the installing contractor. As a result of this agreement we attempted to complete functional testing in late March of 2014 and found two boilers not being able to maintain set point control logic or properly stage during failover sequences.
- Resolution: Items were discussed with Bombard Mechanical and suggestions were proposed but systems were not ready for functional testing due to warmer spring weather, testing was deferred until winter when better heating loads could be achieved. During December 2014 site walk we made our final attempt at verifying sequences and failover logic, with facilities assistance, we tested all boilers for operational design strategies and successfully completed our functional testing per the design sequence of operation.