CityCenter, Las Vegas, open this past December, features hotels, casinos, and retail/entertainment space. This LEED project features innovative concrete mix design and other sustainable building practices.
Right here in Las Vegas is a concrete construction marvel. Opening in December 2009, the Las Vegas CityCenter boasts the 4004-room ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Crystals retail and entertainment district, Vdara Hotel & Spa, The Harmon Hotel, and Veer Towers. This $8 million "city-within-a-city" also includes a $40 million public fine arts center.
More than 1 million cubic yards of concrete were placed to construct the 17 structures and infrastructure on the site. More than 60 mixes were developed all but a few including fly ash with 5000, 6000, and 7500 psi compressive strengths for the decks, and 7000, 8000, and 10,000 psi compressive strengths for vertical applications, all depending on location.
As a LEED project, CityCenter features an irritation system that helps conserve water construction that minimizes VOC emissions, and energy conservation with an onsite power generator. Excess heat from the generator will be used to heat water.
Visit the CityCenter while you're in Vegas or go to www.citycenter.com to learn more.