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Hotels Project Descriptions
Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
A nationwide interview and selection process resulted in LVI being awarded the contract to perform complete building demolition and implosion of the resort casino’s original 17-story hotel tower. The project involved:
- Liquidation of all furniture, fixtures and equipment.
- Abatement of approximately 500,000 square feet of asbestos materials.
- Complete demolition of approximately two million square feet of casino, hotel and convention buildings, including implosion of the main hotel tower.
LVI Services responded to the needs of a very successful hotel/resort on the island of Guam after the 21-story facility sustained damage from Super Typhoon Pongsana. The storm, which hit the island directly and sat upon it for six hours, dropped more than 20 inches of rain and brought winds exceeding 160 miles per hour (Category 1).
LVI managers from the United States went to Guam and trained workers on the ground once they arrived. After taking precautions to limit the further spread of mold and damage, limited removal of sheetrock and other furnishings, as well as decontamination of furnishings and components not removed began on a floor-by-floor basis. Work had to proceed quickly and efficiently, as the hotel remained open and nearly fully occupied during the majority of LVI’s nearly 10 months of work.
Upon completion of the most heavily damaged guest rooms, LVI moved to the remaining rooms followed by work in the hotel kitchens, offices, storage areas, common space and meeting rooms.
The entire project was completed to the satisfaction of the client ahead of schedule.
Hurricane Katrina Cleanup
Gulf Coast region (New Orleans, LA; Gulfport, MS)
During the initial cleanup along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, LVI had approximately 2,150 workers on the ground in the Gulf Coast region working on cleanup and restoration projects.
LVI’s work included large-scale cleanup projects at hospitals, hotels, resorts, retail outlets, municipal buildings and businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Texas. Projects were coordinated out of the company’s Houston regional office, and from office and warehouse facilities and mobile Emergency Command Centers located throughout the affected areas, including a new 27,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility in Saint Rose, La., in support of the activities in New Orleans, and Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss. An 8,000-square-foot office/warehouse facility in Port Arthur, Texas, supported the company’s response efforts in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles, La., as well as surrounding areas.
The mobile centers in the field featured computers, satellite phone uplinks, bathroom facilities and biometric time keeping systems, which helped facilitate the personnel and payroll requirements of a mobile work force. The company also deployed its own diesel fuel tanker truck to keep its equipment operating. To accommodate its work force, the company used 20 mobile sleepers, located just outside New Orleans, to house 840 workers. The sleepers are equipped with their own power sources, air conditioning and heating.
Aside from the incredible amount of structural damage the areas sustained, of paramount concern to LVI was mold growth due to moisture from the rain, flooding and storm surge, a humid climate, and lack of air conditioning. LVI worked with its clients to assess the damage to their properties and devise action plans to address the problems in the order that made the most sense to prevent further property damage.
Among the projects that LVI was involved with in New Orleans was demolition and cleanup at the Superdome, including air scrubbing and restoring indoor air quality to acceptable levels. Interior demolition, cleanup and mold remediation was completed for Orleans Parish Independent School District. The company also completed demolition and removal of asbestos-containing materials from properties in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes for the Erath Housing Authority. Mold remediation work was completed at Harrah’s Grand Casino’s Gulf Breeze Tower in Gulfport, Mississippi.