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.