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Southern California:

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Vee Quiva Hotel/Casino

Vee Quiva Hotel / Casino, Phoenix AZ

Project Description:

Located just outside of Phoenix, the new 239,000 sf Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino replaces the old casino with a property that includes a 70,000 sf casino, seven restaurants, two bars and a “Premium Players Club Lounge.” The casino houses 900 slots, 50 table games, a 500+ seat bingo hall and poker room.

Also new to the site is the 3-story boutique hotel. It offers 90 rooms, a fitness center and outdoor pool area. A 6,000 sf Event Center is available for concerts, banquets, and special events.

Scope of Work:

TMCx provided commissioning services for this Indian Community casino project. We conducted functional testing and pre-functional test verifications of HVAC equipment, energy recovery chiller, domestic plumbing systems, generator system, and lighting controls. In addition, we witnessed major equipment start-ups; assisted with test, adjust, and balance report verification; and organized and developed project documentation for Salt River Project’s PowerWise New Construction Solutions rebate energy program.


  • Chilled water
  • Air handling units
  • Kitchen and general exhaust
  • Terminal units (VAV terminal units, fan coil units, split AC systems)
  • Electrical Systems – including emergency power distribution system, lighting controls
  • Plumbing Systems – including domestic heating hot water system

Project Snapshot

  • Owner:  Gila River Indian Community
  • Project Size:  239,000 sq. ft.
  • Construction Cost:  $52M
  • CM: Parsons Tynan, Ken Luna, Project Manager
  • Year of Completion:  2015

Challenges and Successes

  • Issue: During testing of the recovery chiller, it was observed that the chiller was capable of operation even when there was no flow in the system.

          Resolution: The equipment manufacturing representative was brought to the site to correct an internal problem with the recovery chiller.

  • Issue: When attempting to test the boilers, it was found the boilers were in alarm and alarms could not be overridden.

          Resolution: The boiler representative was called to the site during commissioning and needed to make several adjustments to correct the installation on the heating hot water boilers.  Finding these incorrect settings prior to building occupancy in these critical systems prevented operational issues with the restaurants and hotel.