M Resort

Located in Henderson, Nevada, the M Resort is a full-service hotel, casino, and spa featuring 390 guest-rooms and suites in a variety of configurations. Spanning more than one million square feet, the facility features a hotel tower, eight restaurants, five bars, and over 23,000 square feet of world-class spa space. Southland Engineering provided full mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection designs for the resort’s low-rise, 12-story hotel tower, and central utility plant.

Approach & Innovations

Southland Engineering’s constructible and efficient design approach provided a state-of-the-art chilled water plant. The design provided significant utility cost savings that continues to perform at the same level several years later.  Ensuring systems were right-sized, and equipment selections were effectively optimized for both energy use and construction, Southland Engineering designed a plant that operates efficiently while providing the owner with significant first cost savings.  A variable primary pumping system, in lieu of the standard primary-secondary arrangement, was utilized to minimize pumping energy and first cost.

Additionally, Southland Engineering provided modular, constructible, and maintainable systems within the 3,900-ton central utility plant to create long-term savings. The design team provided modular boiler, chiller, pump bank, and cooling tower equipment with layouts for parallel expansion. The expansion deferred a 5,500 square foot utility plant capacity build out.  This integration enables the systems to increase by 100 percent at low cost with no interruption to the facility’s continuous operations.

Information

Client: M Holdings, LLC

Location: Henderson, Nevada

LEED: N/A

Square Footage: 1,125,000

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