Carl Walker Construction specializes in parking garage construction and parking structure requirements that are unique to casinos. Working closely with casino owners, construction managers and architects, Carl Walker Construction successfully helps casino owners leverage their investments in parking structures by:
Maximizing parking and revenue generation capacity through value engineering
Minimizing construction and building materials expenses
Integrating automobile parking structures with intermodal transportation facilities
Devising coordinated construction strategies that support fast-track development of these parking garages
Carl Walker Construction has recently completed the following large-scale casino development projects.
Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Garage #2
Carl Walker Construction has recently completed a 408,000-squre foot parking garage for the Cannery Casino Resorts of Las Vegas that adds space for 1,362 vehicles at the Meadows Racetrack and Casinoin Washington, PA. The design/build project was valued at more than $14 million.
Even with 3,000 spaces available in the first garage that Carl Walker Construction in 2009 had built for the Meadows, sharply rising attendance had strained parking capacity at The Meadows. The casino’s 1,200 employees alone routinely impose heavy parking demand. The new garage occupies the site of an open parking lot adjacent to a five-story, 1,000-car garage that CWC completed in 2009. To harmonize with the design of that garage and the casino itself, CWC clad the new structure in an economical stucco-like elastomeric finishing system similar in color and texture to the casino’s Dryvit exterior.
The tight deadline and modest budget were feasible thanks to the CWC design/build approach, says CWC president Len Tsupros. “For a project like this one, design/build is ideal. It simplifies the chain of command and lowers construction costs by compressing the timeline from groundbreaking to completion.” We do this by eliminating excess construction management, engineering consultants, and feasibility studies. Structural and MEP engineering, and our efforts as design/builder and engineer of record, working directly with the owner, are included. No consultants, no soft costs. It’s all in there. Car count, traffic flow, scheduling and duration are huge issues. But by taking all that up-front time out, we can remove six or eight months from the equation. From contract to parking cars, it was only 11 months of streamlined efficiency. An engineering firm would easily add three to six months on the front end before they even produced any kind of document.
Sands BethWorks Casino
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Carl Walker Construction recently completed a 40 million structural cast-in-place concrete post-tensioning deck at the Sands BethWorks Casino. The new parking structure provides 3,200 parking spaces on seven levels. The parking structure rests on 209,000 square feet of land formerly occupied by the historic Bethlehem Steel Works.
Comprised of 9.5 million pounds of steel, the frame of the garage is galvanized for corrosion protection. The structure supporting the concrete decks consists of castellated beams – hybrid girders that offer superior load bearing qualities while minimizing the amount of steel needed per linear foot. In addition to parking for automobiles, the facility incorporates specialized lighting and ventilation systems to support an intermodal transportation area on its first level. The intermodal facility is used to accommodate tour and commuter busses. The project was completed in 10 months.
Carl Walker Construction was contracted to build $13.6 million, five-story, 1,000-car parking garage at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania. The new 327,000 square-foot garage was a design/build assignment. It incorporate a pre-stressed, precast concrete frame and cast-in-place deck surfaces. The new garage joins the casino at a shared column line, and features a firewall separating the two structures.
Cannery Casino Resorts owns the Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Carl Walker Construction worked closely with LP Ciminelli, of Buffalo, New York, the construction manager on the project. The garage was built in 11 months and opened in May 2009.
In 2011, Cannery Casino Resorts of Las Vegas awarded Carl Walker Construction a 408,000-square-foot parking garage project that added space for 1,362 vehicles at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, Pa. The design/build project, valued at more than $14 million, opened in May, 2012. The tight deadline and modest budget were feasible because of the CWC design/build approach. The new garage occupies the site of an open parking lot adjacent to a five-story, 1,000-cargarage that CWC completed in 2009.
Majestic Star Casino
Carl Walker Construction worked on the waterproofing strategies that were used to construct the parking garage of the new Majestic Star Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The development is situated on the banks of the Ohio River, and required comprehensive waterproofing strategies to address the challenges posed by a high water table. Carl Walker Construction installed the waterproofing system for the parking garage, which is linked to the casino. Carl Walker Construction was also responsible for all finished concrete work as related to the parking facility only.