For this combined racing and casino entertainment complex, CE Solutions provided the structural engineering for a new, single-level casino addition adjacent an existing grandstand and clubhouse facility.
Along with the casino expansion, extensive renovations were performed to the existing building. This included reinforcing the existing precast hollow-core concrete floor planks to accommodate a change in use from a fixed seating area to an assembly area in the grandstand. CE solutions’ creative use of carbon-fiber reinforcing instead of structural steel provided an economical solution, allowed the work to be completed sooner and accommodated the owner’s interest in an open design. For the fast-track project, the team participated in weekly architect/owner/contractor meetings, and work occurred while existing facility remained operational. Effective collaboration and coordination through the process resulted in the project meeting its aggressive schedule.
Size | 90,000 (addition) square feet
Constructed | 2008