Black Hawk Casino, BLACK HAWK, CO
Mechanical Construction Design/Build Services: HVAC, Plumbing & Piping
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
- Mechanical Construction Design/Build Services
- Effectively handled ongoing changes by the owner that required massive revision effort
- Provided complex coordination capabilities
- Proactive safety approach to minimize injury and lost time
HVAC, PLUMBING & PIPING SERVICES SCOPE OF WORK
The mechanical piping systems supported two 250-ton chillers, two 6,000,000 BTU boilers, and four AHU's totaling 235,000 CFM. Industrial HVAC Ductwork installations totaled over 114,000 lbs. of metal buried in rock and in the tight overcrowded ceiling. A unique kitchen exhaust system was also installed in the duct. Due to the extreme lengths of ductwork and the City of Black Hawk clean air requirements, a specially designed infrared grease filtering system was installed in the kitchen hoods for a more pure filtration.
Plumbing installations included public restrooms, employee restrooms, extensive gas piping for the fireplaces, and extensive piping for the kitchen area. The plumbing also supported kitchen facilities for distinctive food offerings including a buffet with seven separate and unique kitchens, a specialty restaurant, and food court.
Three entertainment lounges, a coffee shop, and an ice cream stand completed the food and beverage installations. Trautman & Shreve, Inc. also installed a 15,000 foot Wirsbo HVAC snowmelt system in the parking garage entrances and valet.
ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY BACKGROUND
Windsor Woodmont Resort Corp., a Colorado corporation, developed and owns the Black Hawk Casino, the largest casino entertainment complex in the state of Colorado.
Black Hawk Casino was built with the intent of being the "largest" casino in the state of Colorado. Colorado's newest, largest and most elaborate casino is set in the area once called the "Richest Square Mile on Earth", where prospectors in the late 1800's came to find gold.
MECHANICAL DESIGN/BUILD SOLUTIONS
Extreme job-wide coordination and precise mechanical installations were imminent in the extensive ceiling installations. The gradual slope and stair-stepped ceiling required an enormous amount of varied angles, bends and turns for the piping and HVAC ductwork installations. Constant changes by the owner in the ceiling areas required continuous revisions to the already set in place mechanical systems requiring tear out and new installations, increasing the coordination efforts. The excavations, work in high ceiling, mountain conditions, and terrain all posed tremendous safety concerns.
Trautman & Shreve, Inc. dedicated their safety manager to
personally monitor the site weekly. Letters and weekly meetings were directed by the manager to not only ensure Trautman & Shreve, Inc. safety, but also to ensure total site safety. Daily activities related to excavation and underground work were overseen by a competent, trained, and certified liaison. Due to their proactive safety approach, Trautman and Shreve, Inc. completed this mechanical construction services project with neither lost time nor injuries.