Structural Engineers Las Vegas
Innova was retained by Show Canada to perform a third-party review of the custom staging for the new Cirque show at the Wynn. The staging includes rotating leaf floor panels that are also on elevators, and several custom sliding, elevating, and rotating structures to comprise the new custom stage elements and equipment needed to achieve the visual effects necessary for the show. All design efforts were performed by Show Canada under the direction of Innova’s engineers. See trailer for the show here.
Awakening at the Wynn
Las Vegas, Nevada
Southwest Steel tasked Innova to develop temporary work platforms for safe access overhead for ironworkers on cantilevered portions of the elevator tower framing, various stair systems in the podium, and the design of a tiered planter structure paralleling the curved stair on the pool deck level.
The San Ysidro Point of Entry (POE) is the main border crossing between Mexico and the United States near San Diego, CA. The project consists of the final expansion of the primary and secondary canopies over the northbound and southbound routes through the POE. The Northbound Primary Canopy, designed by MKA Engineers, is a cantilevered, structural steel and cable structure supporting the approximately 20m wide x 45m long canopy section. There are a total of 19 cables connected to the roof. There are 13 cables from the top from which the structure hangs, and 6 cables beneath the structural steel frame working as hold-downs.
The EOR provided an erection sequence and the associated cable forces and displacements for the construction team to use to develop engineered erection plans, including a staged stressing sequence for the cables. Innova worked with the specialty fabricators and the erector to provide the following services:
1. Staged erection sequence to produce the cable forces.
2. Shoring and rigging specification, review, and in some cases, design.
3. On-site QA during the stressing sequence (not provided yet).
4. Peer Review of Pfeifer components.
San Ysidro Land Port of Entry
San Diego, California
Innova worked with the steel fabricator and erector to design rigging and develop an engineered erection plan for the construction of a new private hangar for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation at McCarran International Airport. The hangar roof consists of several heavy, longspan trusses. Because of the low weight-to-length ratio of the trusses, the trusses were evaluated in several configurations to account for shipping, handling, and final erection conditions. Together with the erector and the crane supplier, Innova developed a plan to safely erect the trusses without the need for temporary shoring.
Sands Aviation Hangar
The High Roller is a 550-foot tall, 520-foot diameter giant ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. This project consisted of shoring and falsework design for the foundation. Innova provided this to the contractor in addition to 3D coordination of all trades and assisted with the development of the engineered erection plan to set the anchor bolts and rebar for the five-column piers that support the wheel. The project was completed in 2014 and is the centerpiece of the popular, world-class mixed-use development.
High Roller Observation Wheel at the Linq
The Fairmont Austin is a high-rise hotel offering 1,048 chic rooms and Lady Bird Lake views just minutes from the State Capitol building in Austin. Innova Technologies provided specialty engineering during construction for the connections and stair design for the 37 story hotel. The project encompasses 2,400 tons of structural steel and over 1,750 total risers with seven stair designs. The project groundbreaking was November 2014 and the hotel opened in March 2018.