The MGM Resorts International added 250,000 sq. ft. growing to a total of 850,000 sq. ft. to the renovated facility that seamlessly connects the existing conference center and the expansion on all three levels. The expansion included a 5,500 sq. ft. outdoor courtyard for private events, two large ballrooms, one of 49,000 sq. ft. ballroom and the other 32,000 sq. ft. ballroom, three junior ballrooms and 11 breakout rooms.
DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:
Working for SME Steel Contractors, DBM Vircon’s scope included 3D BIM modeling and shop detailing of approximately 2,400 tons of steel structure, containing 500 tons of modularized roof and floor trusses.
- Primary structural steel column, beams, trusses and braces;
- Secondary structural steel framings such as post, hangers and girts;
- Detailing of steel connections as outlined by the specifications;
- Elevator support steel and its required connections;
- New structural steel members on existing area including required reinforcement as per design;
- Parapet support post, won door support, slab edge pour stop bent plates and angles;
- Slab/Deck support angle and plates, kicker, outriggers, braces and hanger angles attached to structural steel frame;
- Joist stick modeling and connection to primary steel columns and beams; joist to structural steel beam bridging connection.
MGM Convention Center Project Highlights & Challenges:
- The project encompassed a high level of coordination of the operable partition walls that span the project;
- The new building abutted to an adjacent existing building, and as such there were critical areas for alignment. The team worked closely with the fabricator to coordinate schedule demands during the construction of this key area;
- The structure has received numerous architectural and design awards.