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Graton Casino & Resort

Graton Casino & Resort, Graton Rancheria CA

Project Description:

Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the new 335,000 sf Graton Resort & Casino is a full-amenity gaming resort. The casino floor has 3,000 slots, video poker, 144 table games, poker room and VIP gaming salons. The Resort’s dining choices range from four fine dining restaurants featuring menus from the Bay Area’s top award-winning chefs, to nine quick-serve dining outlets.

The Graton Resort & Casino also offers live entertainment in the 10,000 sf Events Center and features signature lounges and bars like the high-energy center bar, Sky, and the intimate VIP lounge, 8.

Scope of Work:

TMCx Solutions, LLC was contracted by Station Casinos, Inc. to provide commissioning field testing. The scope included the Prerequisite Fundamental Commissioning as required for a LEED certification. Systems commissioned were: chilled water plant, heating water plant, primary HVAC, terminal units, supply and exhaust, plumbing, emergency power, lighting controls, life safety, and building automation.

Project Snapshot

  • Owner: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
  • Project Size: 335,000 sq. ft
  • Construction Cost:  $800M
  • GC: Tudor Perini
  • Year of Completion: Phase 1 2013 Phase 2 completed in 2016


  • Chilled Water system
  • Heating water system
  • Air handling units
  • Ventilation systems
  • Terminal units
  • Plumbing unites
  • Electrical units

Challenges and Successes

  • Issue: Speed is continually hunting to maintain differential pressure setpoint in the heating water system.  System pressure is fluctuating.

          Resolution: TMCx observed pump HWP-3 held steady speed between 68.0% and 68.2% for 10 minutes

  • Issue: Smoke detectors did not disable all the fans in the air handling units and make up air units when initially tested.

          Resolution: Controls and electrical contractors worked together to resolve the wiring and/or programming for correct operation.