Hotels, Casinos & Convention Centers (152 Projects)

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Premiere Hotels-Casinos-Convention Centers Project:
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, Arizona – 2010

Wild Horse Pass

Project Description:  The Gila River Indian Community owns the $200M project, which includes a 258,215-square-foot casino, two restaurants, a fast-food court, four bars and lounges, and a 1,400-seat showroom. The 10-story hotel has 242 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art exercise facility, an 8,000-square-foot ballroom, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, and an 800-space parking garage.

Scope of Work:  TMCx was hired to verify and document that the Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Life Safety building systems function in compliance with the design criteria set forth in the project specifications. Due to the condensed project schedule, most systems had to be installed with contractors working multiple shifts. Several pre-functional site walks were performed to observe equipment installation with a focus on access for future service and or repairs.

Results:  Several key issues were identified over the project’s duration that ultimately provided a safer, more energy efficient building, saving the owner additional contractor returns and costs. Examples include: AHU-1 had an exterior cabinet leakage, AHU–2 had return air path issues resulting in significant space comfort issues, and the VAV boxes serving the Theater did not originally have access above the ceiling for the O&M staff. Also, a specific operation of the fire alarm system and its interface with the air handling systems was verified during functional testing. A test was performed to establish a setpoint to limit the amount of air being drawn by the air handler return fans when exhausting or removing residual smoke from the casino or back of house areas after a fire has been extinguished, so no further property damage would be caused and to protect the cleanup and safety personnel using the exterior doorways.

Commissioning Results: TMCx identified 86 systems issues.

ARIZONA– 5 Featured Projects, including:

  • Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Glendale 
  • City of Phoenix Convention Center Expansion – 1.8 million square feet


NEVADA – 125 Featured Projects, including:

  • The Palazzo Las Vegas Resort Hotel
  • Towne Place Suites by Marriott
  • Caesars Octavius Tower
  • Colorado Belle, Laughlin (life safety)

CALIFORNIA – 8 Featured Projects, including:

  • Valley View Casino
  • Morongo Hotel & Casino
  • Parkloft Condominiums, San Diego 
  • Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage

 NEW MEXICO REGION – 14 Featured Projects, including:

  • Kansas Star Casino
  • Isleta Pueblo Hotel
  • Sandia Pueblo New Hotel & Casino Addition