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New Vegas Stadium Hitting Schedule, Hiring Goals

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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The Las Vegas Stadium Authority released a report from a recent meeting that details the progress of the $1.8 million National Football League Las Vegas Raiders stadium project.

According to reports, one year after breaking ground, the project is on schedule, on budget and is surpassing most of its small business and minority-hiring goals.

The Project

The update comes just a month after steelwork began at the site. In early October, the team announced that 52 steel beams will frame the exterior of the 65,000-seat indoor stadium and ultimately hold up the roof, which will rise about 200 feet.

Mortenson-McCarthy

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority released a report from a recent meeting that details the progress of the $1.8 million National Football League Las Vegas Raiders stadium project.

The truss installation should be complete in the next few weeks, along with work such as concrete pours for ramps and concourses.

So far, the authority has approved $448 million in funding requests. Change orders so far have totaled $3.2 million, with the most recent change for a modification to the ethylene tetrafluoroethylene roofing system.

In March, officials released designed plans, which included:

  • The ceiling will be made of an ethylene tetrafluoroethylene high-strength translucent polymer, which will let in natural light while keeping heat down at the same time;
  • Translucent stadium components around the building envelope will give stadium a black appearance during the day but allow the inside lights to be visible from the outside at night;
  • Envelope ribbons will serve as ventilation and drain water from the roof; and
  • The north end of the stadium is slated to feature folding 80-by-120-foot lanai doors that open to a view of the Las Vegas Strip.

Another design change—steel painting work—is listed as pending, along with some offsite work that totals about $9.6 million.

The joint venture of Mortenson-McCarthy also reported that the project is currently at 69 percent minority and female participation. The original goal was 38 percent. It also reported that of the $776 million of work awarded so far, $133 million has gone to small businesses, totaling that participation at 18 percent. More than 70 percent of the awarded contracts have gone to Nevada-based businesses, the JV added.

   

Tagged categories: Budget; Building Envelope; Contract awards; Contracts; North America; Ongoing projects; Stadiums/Sports Facilities

Comment from Barry Barman, (11/22/2018, 12:06 PM)

It's great that more than 70% of awarded contracts have gone to Nevada-based businesses unless you are a smaller independent contractor providing services to homeowners and other local businesses in need of building modifications, repairs, remodeling or other construction projects requiring skilled tradesmen. Between this project and the Summerlin Arena project every skilled worker has been sucked-up and it's nearly impossible to get on-going projects completed in a timely fashion or take-on new work.


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