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.
In December 2019, Union Erectors and Innova Technologies teamed up with Prismview and Summit Swing Stage to design, fabricate, and install a state-of-the-art, 365’ long x 80’ tall video board to the east side of Allegiant Stadium. Union Erectors and Innova were responsible for developing the structural frame to support the video board from 27 pre-set locations. The biggest challenge was fitting those 27 within the decorative eyebrow feature projecting about 30” from the building façade. This placed the structural frame within 4” of the glass! Innova worked with our clients to provide the design and erection plan to install the structure and media mesh components before opening day. Innova also performed the design of 31,123 ft of railings for Raydeo Enterprises, Inc. at the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium. The scope of work included the structural design of the railings and attachment to the support structure.
Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium
The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers play in Inglewood, Ca, at the newly constructed SoFi Stadium. The stadium showcases the state-of-the-art, 360-foot long, double-sided video board featuring 70,000 square feet of digital LED lighting. Referred to as the “Oculus,” the gigantic screen has 4K HDR displaying 80 million pixels and a 260-speaker sound system, affording all visitors sightlines to watch the action from any location. Additionally, Innova collaborated with Southwest Specialty Contractors and Tribal Scenery to design the support structure for the fabric mesh scrim providing a seamless finished appearance to the A/V Oculus.
Los Angeles Rams & Chargers Oculus
Los Angeles, California
The home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors started erection in 2017. Innova worked with Southwest Steel to provide engineering for the arena stairs, rails, and other miscellaneous components. Several of the feature stairs on the project were long, clear-spanning stairs. A vibration study was performed to eliminate the need for expensive tuned mass dampers, to develop solutions that could provide a system that provided the guests’ comfort without needing costly specialty components.
San Francisco, California
Doc Bailey is a supplier of cranes and construction equipment to the construction industry located in Las Vegas. The company wanted a to expand its office space to support growth. The design team came up with a one-level prefabricated metal building with a mezzanine, offices, and meeting room to support the organization for one aspect of the project, with the structural design for the foundations and slabs on grade in the building. In addition, Innova provided the structural design of a second masonry building with a mezzanine and associated stair next to the prefabricated building.
Doc Bailey Office Building
The residence at The Summit located in the community of Summerlin is one of the largest residences in the Las Vegas valley with 30,000 square feet of living space. The roof consists of different curved sections made out of tube steel and the building structure is framed out of wide flange beams and tube columns. The porte-cochere has cantilever beams projecting long distances that together with the curved roofs make them look quite astonishing. The residence has a masonry-built basement.
Located within the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, Giordano’s Pizzeria is known for serving the best Deep Dish Pizza on the Strip. As part of the design team, Innova Technologies was the structural engineer responsible for the design of the tenant improvement for the restaurant and the mezzanine, outdoor patio and shade structure.
The Town of Truckee will extend the Truckee Springs Trail across the Truckee River with a new 206-foot long bridge. The bridge will be a unique combination of an arch with a stress-ribbon deck. The arch will consist of two ribs that will be precast in halves that can be erected across the river and connected at the center of the bridge span without falsework. The arch ribs will be connected laterally along the center 100-feet of the bridge to provide lateral stiffness and facilitate a connection to the stress-ribbon deck. The deck will consist of 16-foot wide x 8-feet long precast segments that will slide along prestressed cables into position, connect to adjacent segments, and finally post-tensioned from the abutments. Diagonal concrete struts will connect the abutment to the base of the arches. This diagonal strut creates a load path to put the bridge into equilibrium because the arches outward thrust will oppose the stress-ribbon prestressing inward thrust. Innova is providing the 3-D structural analysis model for seismic and wind forces.
Truckee River Bridge
Tahoe City, California
The Cairo Monorails Project consists of precast concrete guideway beams used for a monorail system in a highly urban environment. Much of the alignment is designed along major highways and moves between the median of existing roadways to the shoulders to avoid large highway crossings or accommodate stations and then return to the medians. There are numerous utilities and existing structures that must be avoided, including some that are being constructed after the contract was approved. Cairo is the capital of Egypt with a population of over 20 million. It is the largest city in Africa, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and the 15th-largest in the world. Coupled with that, Egypt has one of the world’s youngest demographics, which will cause the country’s population to grow 50% (from 100 million to 150 million) until the end of the century. These facts created the need for the government to device new population centers away from the congested Cairo streets.
Cairo Monorails Projects
The Bangkok monorail consisted of two lines with a total length of 64.5km (40 miles) through highly congested urban environments. The Yellow Line runs east of Bangkok in a north-south direction. It is 30.4 km (18.9 miles) long, with 23 stations and one depot. The Pink Line runs north of Bangkok, in an east-west direction. It is 34.5 km (21.4 miles) long, with 30 stations and one depot.
Yellow and Pink Monorails
São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo and the largest city in Brazil. With a population of 11 million people in the municipality of São Paulo and 19.6 million people in the metropolitan area, São Paulo is located 760 meters (231.7 ft) above sea level, has a very mild temperature year around, and a good supply of water. Its municipal area of 1.523-km2 (588 mi2) and metropolitan area of 7,943-km2 (3,066.9 mi2), are very densely inhabited with 7,216 inhabitants per km2 (18,688 per mi2)in the municipality and 2,470 inhabitants per km2 (6,397 per mi2) in the metropolitan area.
Monorail Vila Prudentes - Tiradentes
São Paulo, Brazil
Mr. Banchik was the engineer in charge of the design and construction support of the MGM-Bally’s Monorail and then the Las Vegas Monorail project in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Las Vegas Monorail - Expansion Studies
The Colorado River Bridge is the central portion of the Hoover Dam Bypass project. Construction on the nearly 2,000-foot long bridge began in late January 2005 and the entire Hoover Dam Bypass Project was completed in August 2012. Now completed, this signature bridge spans the Black Canyon (about 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam), connecting the Arizona and Nevada approach highways nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River. The bridge project, Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, cost $240 million with $114 million allocated to the bridge construction.
Hoover Dam Bypass - Arch Form Verification
Boulder City, Nevada