The Black Hawk Casino in the Colorado foothills was, at the time, the largest casino in Colorado. The project included construction of two specialty restaurants; 62,000 square feet of gaming space; a 10,000-square-foot retail area; a 50,000-square-foot back-of-house space; and an 800-car precast, design-build parking garage. Due to the project size and location, the client needed PCL to work closely with local zoning and permit authorities to ensure a coordinated and thorough approval process.
This project was built into the side of a mountain, and preconstruction visualization was critical to achieve City approval. To accomplish this, our team utilized Building Information Modeling, not only to obtain City approvals, but also to minimize the amount of rock to be blasted and to coordinate subcontractor installations. These effort s avoided conflicts during construction, saving the client time and money.
To ensure the project design aligned with the client’s desired budget, PCL’s team travelled to the architect’s office in Las Vegas for biweekly coordination meetings throughout the eight-month preconstruction phase. This collaborative effort set the stage for a coordinated team effort that resulted in a successful project.