Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Lizard Pit at Las Vegas Springs Preserve (construction)
Project Overview: 
The Nassal Company – and several other specialty contractors – retained McLaren to engineer exhibits, rockwork environments and signage at the 180-acre Las Vegas Springs Preserve. The Preserve, a subsidiary of the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, is an interactive museum that takes you through the history and culture of Las Vegas.
McLaren's Role: 
Hired as a structural expert, McLaren provided engineering support for incorporation of the exhibits, rockwork, and signs into the existing Preserve structure. This coordination of elements included accounting for the possibility of natural factors such as wind and earthquakes. It also considered the daily wear and tear of patron interaction. Since exhibit design occurred concurrently with the Preserve’s construction, McLaren performed a facility impact evaluation to demonstrate how the structural systems needed for the exhibits affected the structure. The need to ensure that all new systems introduced to the Preserve were adequately and safely supported was vital.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Scenic/Cultural Design
Location: 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: 
The Nassal Company
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2007
Construction Cost: 
N/A
Image: 
54a - Las Vegas Springs Preserve (Flash Flood).jpg
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54b - Las Vegas Springs Preserve (Derrick Exhibit)_0.jpg

Location
Las Vegas, Nevada

Client
The Nassal Company

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Structural Engineering

Contract Period
2005-2007

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Structural Engineering
Scenic/Cultural Design