Lanai Doors, Roof Raising and Interior Work Performed Simultaneously at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Home of the Raiders
Lanai Doors Installed at the Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium, Fresh New Sidewalk, Temps Dropped 20 Degrees Overnight
This is an example of how we’re able to make up some of the delays, roughly 60 days in steel installation, by taking what normally would be done after the building was fully encased and closed in and doing that work out of typical sequence.” - Don Webb, CEO Allegiant Stadium Project
Hey Raider Fans. Yesterday, JediJoy went down to the stadium early to catch the final piece to the lanai doors being put in place. I had an infection in my eye so I had to wear a patch, like a pirate. Apologies if some of the shots are out of focus; I couldn't see lol.
After the final piece went up yesterday, the activity went to level 10 - everyone was busy. In order to keep the project on schedule, the crew has had to work on tasks they would normally do once the interior is enclosed.
He continued, “This is an example of how we’re able to make up some of the delays, roughly 60 days in steel installation, by taking what normally would be done after the building was fully encased and closed in and doing that work out of typical sequence.”
According to Don Webb, the 60 day delay was due to iron installation issues (aka the Truss Fuss that the Jedi reported back in on July 2nd 2019 on JediRich.com/Stadium-Updates.)
The cable lift is about a six-week process, and once the cables are hydraulically lifted about 100 feet off the ground, a late crew will be able to install some 800 segments of the precast lower-level concrete seating bowl into place. (*source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/sponsorship-money-high-psl-sales-boost-stadium-budget-to-2b-1849884/
As far as budget, we looked up the facts: The agreed upon budget was $1.88 Billion. In May, Don Webb requested $40 million for upgrade which also coincided with his need to do a third shift due to the Truss Fuss in May. In September 2019 ,Don Webb needed another $90 million. So the total amount over budget as of today is $130 million. The current cost is a $1.97 billion, just shy of $2 Billion. No worries - the overages will be paid for by the season ticket holders, not the taxpayers or Mark Davis, according to Rick Velotta from the Review Journal. REMINDER: Season tickets payments are due: November 15th, 2019. (*source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/first-las-vegas-raiders-season-tickets-fees-due-nov-15-1875116/)
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No worries, Don said. The stadium will still be done on time as the crew pushes full steam ahead. In fact, the stadium is now costing $3 million per day to ensure that it is open July 31, 2020. He said there is a risk involved with doing it this way. “The risk associated with that, obviously, is that if we have driving rain, some of this may be damaged, but we’ve taken mitigation efforts in order to minimize that chance and selected materials and locations so that they’d be less vulnerable,” he said. Let's hope for some good Las Vegas weather this Winter and Spring 2020.
JediRich is the unofficial Las Vegas Raiders street photographer.