People judge more from appearances than reality.
                   All people have eyes, but few have the gift of penetra...
If you are wise in the choice of your partners, you will do very well, and, similarly, if you are intelligent in your sele...
The Echelon Resorts Project




                                       Echelon jobsite, 85 acres




                     ...
Marnell
                        Corrao’s crew poured
                       over 20,000 cubic yards
                      ...
6’ diameter drill bit




                        Malcolm Drilling, shown drilling
                        caissons and us...
One of the many reinforcing cages for the caissons 160 feet
long built by Century Steel (Tower and Podium), and Steel
Engi...
An individual          The Exposition Building, and Encore Tower
without                Parking Garage concrete retaining ...
Wynn Encore,
There were over 3,000 caissons
                                                  under construction.
installe...
Las Vegas is built on a lake, and the water table
is 10’ below the surface. The site dewatering was
contracted to Allen Dr...
Successful project management can be reduced to effective
response to dilemmas. Successful project management         30’ ...
Isaac Concrete Company’s workmen
shown straightening up the aluminum
forms for the poured in place concrete
wall.

A Proje...
Marnell’s is building the tower, and
Isaac is building the podium walls.
Isaac Concrete used 15’ wide x 30 ‘high
aluminum form panels and raised them
into place with a crane.

To insure productiv...
Isaac’s cement masons are shown patching and sacking
the vertical surfaces of the concrete retaining wall.
Eberhard Southw...
Project Information:
Building Department: Clark County
Rental Equipment: Ahern Rentals
Redi Mix: Nevada Redi Mix
Site Work...
Retaining wall for Building B, or the retail building is being built by Colasanti Specialty
Services, Inc. GGP Properties ...
Basement level of the Enclave, Shangri La,
and Echelon Towers, Marnell Corrao Construction
Company is performing the state...
The Enclave Tower. Concrete forming and five Tower Cranes by Marnell
Corrao Construction Company. Marnell was the only Gen...
I as a manager, I cope with the
complexity of developing, and
implementing a management system.
I use corporate policies, ...
Marnell Corrao’s experience in forming high rises
proved efficient and ultimately successful.
Six levels of the 8 level
Employee Parking Garage.




                   Basement or
                   back of house lev...
The project schedule must present itself in may different formats, as a series of tailored reports. These reports will tel...
There is no objective reality. The project that we envision during the initial
planning is not the project that the team w...
Stainless Swimming Pool Vessel Contractor: Bradford
Products LLC. The interior of the vessel is tiled with 2” x
2” mosaic ...
The pool vessel is shipped to the jobsite
in sections and then welded
together by Bradford’s welders.
A section of the
stainless steel
pool vessel.
Steel structure that support
the stainless steel vessels.




Projects are more than just people, equipment, and materials...
Grand Theatre, 4,500 seats
  structural steel framing and metal
       decking for the seating area. The
                 ...
Project Manager’s objectives:   Structural Steel Framing for the 4,500 seat
Understand the Contract         Grand Theatre....
This Jobsite      In today's market place, every advantage must be
is clean, neat,   explored to increase efficiency and e...
Project stability is directly related to
 the level and detail of the planning,
as well as the availability of valid
infor...
Urata Concrete poured and
placed an average of
                                 As an Manager, I have found that no two pr...
SME was one of two steel fabricator’s
that worked on this project.
At just 40’ long, these columns
                           weighed 44,000 pounds. It took two 30,000 lb. forklifts to
    ...
SME’s fabrication process in the
Facility in West Jordan, Utah.
Delivering a product on time requires accurate
scheduling and precise timing.

Momentology may be the new face of scheduli...
SME Steel fabrication facility located in West Jordon, Utah.
I have superior problem solving skills,
and I can also provide accurate and
competitive bids.
W.P. Moore made sure, in their structural design, that large and
thick base plates were typical for the column bases,
even...
Highland Tank’s Grease Recovery Equipment shown above. With the help of JBA Engineers, the Highland Tank’s staff
and their...
Central Energy Center (CEC) Plant

A design build project by LVE Energy.
A joint venture between Marina Energy and
DCO Ene...
CEC Structural Steel diagonal bracing
                engineered and manufactured by
                Core Brace, a divisio...
Large 42” diameter Hydronic
lines are hung from the ceiling, large
natural gas fired boilers are placed in rolls
on each s...
LVE had these large pump and
Valve platforms preassembled in
Florida and shipped to Las Vegas.
Setting up Air Casters to move the heavy equipment.
Air Caster - Load Module
Systems:
Load Module Systems
are Rigging Kits designed
for moving various types
and sizes of mach...
Aeris Corporation is the leading Air Caster and
Air Jack Manufacturer utilizing advanced Air Film Technology
to make heavy...
Project leaders should control
the number of hours worked
over long periods of time.




  Surge efforts may be required f...
Roof mounted Cooling towers.




                               A plan that reflects the work to be accomplished
         ...
I create a constancy of purpose for improvement of
the product and service. I develop and encourage within the
team to inf...
The debate goes on regarding the pros and cons of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System.
The...
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Echelon Resorts Las Vegas Construction Progress Photos and Management Philosophy by Mike Clynes

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A photo tour through the $4.8 billion dollar Las Vegas Echelon Resort construction progress through the eyes of the Project Executive / Owners Representative.

Ownership was also the General Contractor.

Comments throughout recognize the team players who assisted in the effort and include the writers management philosophy.

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  1. 1. People judge more from appearances than reality. All people have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. Everyone sees your exterior, but few can discern what you have in your heart. Company As a leader, I do the right things. As a manager, I do things right. LOGO I manage time and the efficient use of it. Mike Clynes, Senior Project Executive’
  2. 2. If you are wise in the choice of your partners, you will do very well, and, similarly, if you are intelligent in your selection of businesses and people to run them, you will prosper. I am a sociable, persuasive, and garrulous individual who will keep pushing forward to exceed the company’s objectives with a tremendous amount of self confidence and passion. I truly enjoy my work, I am highly motivated, I am extremely dedicated and I work very hard in creating a successful product. I believe that there are no limits to my future accomplishments. This slide show is a short tour of the Echelon Resort project. I have included some brief statements relative to my management philosophy to help you understand a few of my strengths. I have also included a list of some the professionals that I have worked with in the past As the Senior Project Manager, I am the individual who leads the project during its life cycle and accomplishes the project’s technical objectives on time and within the budget. I direct the organizational effort, both presence and the process as required to build a thriving result. I have the tenacity to seek out problems, develop opportunities, and to make responsible decisions based upon corporate policies. I as a leader, I influence others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. • Purpose: provide team members with the general scope of the project, and the tasks to be performed. • Direction: provide team members information, describe the tasks, assign the tasks, and set priorities to be accomplished. • Motivation: provide team members with knowledge of the importance of the project work, and instill the will to complete the work. I as a manager, I cope with the complexity of developing, and implementing a management system. I use corporate policies, processes, procedures, protocols, and documentation along with empowerment to guide team members in making, and implementing decisions in their area of responsibility. I hope that you will enjoy this presentation.
  3. 3. The Echelon Resorts Project Echelon jobsite, 85 acres My Office
  4. 4. Marnell Corrao’s crew poured over 20,000 cubic yards of concrete daily Nevada Redi Mix’s for this mat type on site batch plant. foundation
  5. 5. 6’ diameter drill bit Malcolm Drilling, shown drilling caissons and using these large cranes to lift the reinforcing cages built by Century Steel.
  6. 6. One of the many reinforcing cages for the caissons 160 feet long built by Century Steel (Tower and Podium), and Steel Engineers (Expo and Building B).
  7. 7. An individual The Exposition Building, and Encore Tower without Parking Garage concrete retaining wall and information cannot columns under construction by: H.B. Parkco. take responsibility; an individual who is given information cannot help but take responsibility.
  8. 8. Wynn Encore, There were over 3,000 caissons under construction. installed by Malcolm and Anderson Drilling, 6’ in diameter and as deep as 190’. The reinforced concrete matt foundations were 12’ to 16’ deep and were poured over these large caissons. These caissons shown below are for the main tower structure.
  9. 9. Las Vegas is built on a lake, and the water table is 10’ below the surface. The site dewatering was contracted to Allen Drilling. As a design build endeavor, Allen installed over 100 temporary wells that were over 100’ deep. When this system was working properly it removed over 200,000 gallons of water each day. Allen hired Malcolm Drilling to maintain the pumping equipment. As you can see by this picture, we battled water infiltration on a continued basis.
  10. 10. Successful project management can be reduced to effective response to dilemmas. Successful project management 30’ tall poured in place concrete is distinguished by decision making grounded in retaining (basement) wall. Isaac objective, proactive, prudent, and timely Concrete built the Podium thinking. walls, H.B. Parkco built the Exposition walls, and Colasanti built the walls for Building B, or the Retail Building.
  11. 11. Isaac Concrete Company’s workmen shown straightening up the aluminum forms for the poured in place concrete wall. A Project Executive’s goal is to bring about orderly, harmonious, and mutually beneficial performance by all parties to the project. Project Management is an ongoing series of responses to surprises, and it is vital that the manager never loses sight of the primary functional objectives, which are to make decisions and solve problems.
  12. 12. Marnell’s is building the tower, and Isaac is building the podium walls.
  13. 13. Isaac Concrete used 15’ wide x 30 ‘high aluminum form panels and raised them into place with a crane. To insure productivity on this large 85 acre site, five Concrete Contractors were selected to work: Tower: Marnell Corrao Construction Podium Foundation: Isaac Concrete Decking: Urata & Sons Retail: Colasanti Specialty Services Expo Center: HB Parkco Improve the competitive position within the industry through bringing faster results to situations. A schedule describes the work that will be accomplished over time. The layout out of the work on a time line provides the plan for the work sequence and at what time to start and finish tasks. Sequencing the work ensures that it is all in the time frame for the project and that the project completion is identified. Risk Management focuses on major issues and Dilemma Control focuses on minor issues.
  14. 14. Isaac’s cement masons are shown patching and sacking the vertical surfaces of the concrete retaining wall. Eberhard Southwest Roofing is applying the sheet waterproofing membrane to the backside of the high wall.
  15. 15. Project Information: Building Department: Clark County Rental Equipment: Ahern Rentals Redi Mix: Nevada Redi Mix Site Work: El Camino Construction Excavation and Off haul: Southern Nevada Dewatering: Malcolm Drilling Caissons: Anderson Drilling Reinforcing Steel (Expo): Century Steel Reinforcing Steel: Steel Engineers Precast Concrete: CoreSlab Structures Food Service: Boelter Signage Contractor: CalSigns Waterproofing Contractor: Eberhart Waterproofing Consultant: Noble Theatre Consultant: Sceno Plus Inc. Theatrical Lift Consultant: David Collins Theatrical Lift Contractor: Gala Systems Video Screens Consultants: Daktronics Elevator Contractor: Otis Elevator Escalator Contractor: Schindler Elevator Spiral Elevator Contractor and Manufacture: Mitsubishi Electric Architectural Steel Structures (Skylight): Permasteelisa Central Europe Architectural Sheet Metal Contractor: Sierra Metals Steel Stair Contractor: Southwest Steel Commissioning Consultant: FEA Commissioning Quality Assurance: Don Koch General Superintendent: Bill Potteiger Senior Project Manager and Master Scheduler: Ed Rogers Echelon Project Managers: Dan Allum, Ron Siegal, and Andi Torrealba Echelon Executive Assistant: Patricia Martinez.
  16. 16. Retaining wall for Building B, or the retail building is being built by Colasanti Specialty Services, Inc. GGP Properties was the co-owner and operator of the 300,000 square foot two story facility.
  17. 17. Basement level of the Enclave, Shangri La, and Echelon Towers, Marnell Corrao Construction Company is performing the state of the art concrete high wall forming. The excavation contractor, excavated and off hauled over 2 million cubic yards of native material in a two month period.
  18. 18. The Enclave Tower. Concrete forming and five Tower Cranes by Marnell Corrao Construction Company. Marnell was the only General Contractor working on the site. Their responsibility was to build the eight level Employee Parking garage and form and pour the concrete for the Enclave, Shangri La, and Echelon Towers.
  19. 19. I as a manager, I cope with the complexity of developing, and implementing a management system. I use corporate policies, processes, procedures, protocols, and documentation along with empowerment to guide team members in making, and implementing decisions in their area of responsibility. Shangri La Tower
  20. 20. Marnell Corrao’s experience in forming high rises proved efficient and ultimately successful.
  21. 21. Six levels of the 8 level Employee Parking Garage. Basement or back of house levels
  22. 22. The project schedule must present itself in may different formats, as a series of tailored reports. These reports will tell what the designers ought to be working on, advise the owner as to what he needs to be thinking about, describes what each of the superintendents is pursuing, details the status of key deliverables, and establishes what management knows to be the situation at the job site. With over 3000 people working on the site, the building’s footprint and skyline grew every day.
  23. 23. There is no objective reality. The project that we envision during the initial planning is not the project that the team will encounter as the project unfolds. The reality of the moment will be different than anything we can anticipate. Although, the better prepared we are, the easier it will be to solve the problems. Albert Einstein said that chance favors the prepared mind. Underground truck delivery tunnel designed to accept 200 vehicles each day. Security Consultant: Alex Tabb, Crisis & Continuity Services
  24. 24. Stainless Swimming Pool Vessel Contractor: Bradford Products LLC. The interior of the vessel is tiled with 2” x 2” mosaic tile, manufactured by Dal-Tile. The six acre pool deck featured restaurants, luxury villas, and private cabanas. One of the many challenges in performing the landscape work included placing mature 30,-000 pound trees on the three story high pool deck around the stainless steel pool vessels.
  25. 25. The pool vessel is shipped to the jobsite in sections and then welded together by Bradford’s welders.
  26. 26. A section of the stainless steel pool vessel.
  27. 27. Steel structure that support the stainless steel vessels. Projects are more than just people, equipment, and materials sharing the same long term objectives. They are an elaborate set of processes, representing overlapping and interdependent activity strings that culminate in the physical manifestation of a conceptual design. A project’s rate of progress is often interrupted and diverted, with characteristic ebbing and surging. The Project Executive’s role is to safe guard the project’s pace and direction, which is called the momentum.
  28. 28. Grand Theatre, 4,500 seats structural steel framing and metal decking for the seating area. The fabrication was performed by Mountain States Steel and the erection was completed by Eagle Iron.
  29. 29. Project Manager’s objectives: Structural Steel Framing for the 4,500 seat Understand the Contract Grand Theatre. Fabrication: Mountain States Understand the Design The Steel Erection by: Eagle Iron. Understand the Schedule Remove the Progress Obstacles Discern Progress being made Recognize Scope Changes Detect Seeds of Change Sustain Project Momentum Communicate Feverishly
  30. 30. This Jobsite In today's market place, every advantage must be is clean, neat, explored to increase efficiency and effectiveness orderly, and with which the production function can be carried safe. out. Effective management balances competing demands and prioritizes the work that provides the most advantage to the organization. Eagle Iron is shown erecting the Grand Theatre’s Structural steel.
  31. 31. Project stability is directly related to the level and detail of the planning, as well as the availability of valid information at the time of planning. The best prevention for instability of a project is to have a well thought through plan that removes as much risk and uncertainty as possible in the time available for planning.
  32. 32. Urata Concrete poured and placed an average of As an Manager, I have found that no two projects are the same, 15,000 square feet of concrete the product is different each and every time. It is my belief that each day. the project schedule must consider the unique design of the project, including such things as constructability, availability of resources, long-lead item implications, installation of new or untested materials, worker and material movement logistics, concurrent uninterrupted Owner’s use of facilities.
  33. 33. SME was one of two steel fabricator’s that worked on this project.
  34. 34. At just 40’ long, these columns weighed 44,000 pounds. It took two 30,000 lb. forklifts to unload one section from the truck. Once preheated to 210 degrees, and using large torches, these are welded together with one single pass! A section of one of the steel columns fabricated by SME for the Podium. Made out of 6” thick plate.
  35. 35. SME’s fabrication process in the Facility in West Jordan, Utah.
  36. 36. Delivering a product on time requires accurate scheduling and precise timing. Momentology may be the new face of scheduling. Momentum Management. It fosters the smooth functionality of the project team working together in a collaborative and constructive way, as opposed to traditional Critical Path Method (CPM) reporting, which is focused on retrospective analysis of past performance and baseline compliance. Momentology concentrates on what remains to be done and how to get from the present state to the project’s ultimate time objectives as cooperatively as possible. Momentology operates under the premise that a project’s time - performance objectives can be best ensured by constantly monitoring and influencing the project’s inherent Momentum. Momentum Theory is not a replacement for conventional CPM, it is merely an enhancement of it. SME paid over 1 million dollars for this automated cutting and welding machine. Once programmed it can cut holes in up to 4” thick plate and determine whether to use a laser or a torch to perform the task. SME was awarded the steel fabrication for the Podium, Expo Center, Central Energy Center, and the Retail (Building B) Area. Mountain States was awarded the Grand Theatre.
  37. 37. SME Steel fabrication facility located in West Jordon, Utah.
  38. 38. I have superior problem solving skills, and I can also provide accurate and competitive bids.
  39. 39. W.P. Moore made sure, in their structural design, that large and thick base plates were typical for the column bases, even when they were embedded in concrete.
  40. 40. Highland Tank’s Grease Recovery Equipment shown above. With the help of JBA Engineers, the Highland Tank’s staff and their equipment, I started and closely documented a two month long effluent water quality testing program at The Orleans Resort facility. It provided us with the necessary information to convince Clark County Building and Health officials to allow this type of grease recovery be installed in the Echelon facility. Green Building Technology, one step forward.
  41. 41. Central Energy Center (CEC) Plant A design build project by LVE Energy. A joint venture between Marina Energy and DCO Energy. 300 million dollar contract. Mechanical Engineers: Joseph Jingoli & Son Electrical Engineers: JBA LVE Senior Vice President: Don Butler LVE Vice President Construction: Lonny Kirk Construction Duration: 2 years. Structural Steel: SME Contractors. Mechanical: Bombard
  42. 42. CEC Structural Steel diagonal bracing engineered and manufactured by Core Brace, a division of SME Steel. Also, the Employee parking garage constructed by Marnell Corrao. The concrete structure will eventually be seven levels high. The Project Executive’s goal is to consistently and positively inspire the conduct of dozens, , hundreds, or thousands of individually minded project participants.
  43. 43. Large 42” diameter Hydronic lines are hung from the ceiling, large natural gas fired boilers are placed in rolls on each side of this level.
  44. 44. LVE had these large pump and Valve platforms preassembled in Florida and shipped to Las Vegas.
  45. 45. Setting up Air Casters to move the heavy equipment.
  46. 46. Air Caster - Load Module Systems: Load Module Systems are Rigging Kits designed for moving various types and sizes of machines and/or structures. These easily transportable systems can be set up and fully functioning in as little as 10 minutes
  47. 47. Aeris Corporation is the leading Air Caster and Air Jack Manufacturer utilizing advanced Air Film Technology to make heavy equipment and machinery moves, ranging from 200 pounds to 5000 tons, easy, safe and economical.
  48. 48. Project leaders should control the number of hours worked over long periods of time. Surge efforts may be required for short durations, but excessive overtime will diminish the team’s ability to perform at the quality and efficiency level expected.
  49. 49. Roof mounted Cooling towers. A plan that reflects the work to be accomplished and provides a clear picture of the delivery of a technically qualified product is best.
  50. 50. I create a constancy of purpose for improvement of the product and service. I develop and encourage within the team to influence the success the organization.
  51. 51. The debate goes on regarding the pros and cons of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System. There are certainly aspects and components that are worthy of critique, it is difficult to argue that LEED remains the single most transformative tool in the history of modern green building movement. By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about green buildings and sustainability, as well as the myths and legends regarding what they are and are not. But where do you go to find out how to make your building greener or help your organization down the path toward sustainability? For starters, I suggest: www.greenfacilities.org The best practices toward sustainability means striving to minimize construction waste, to avoid the use of nonrenewable materials, and to design structures that require minimal energy input to maintain indoor comfort. In my opinion the most vital way to take care of our lives is to take the responsibility of our own energy foot print. With the growing concern about the future and security of the world’s energy supply, renewable resources such as solar power are becoming increasingly important. Various solar energy technologies have been used through millennia of human history. Photovoltaics technology has been developing or more than 160 years, but has progressed exponentially in the last few decades. Photovoltaics is a direct energy conversion system which produces electrical power without any mechanical components. No energy conversion is 100% efficient. Practical photovoltaic's, the direct conversion of solar energy into electricity, has a history of only 50 years. Photovoltaics is a solar energy technology that uses unique properties of semiconductors to directly convert solar radiation into electricity. Systems that are connected to the utility grid and use Photovoltaics energy as a supplemental source of power offer the greatest flexibility in possible system configurations. The supplemental power offsets a portion of the power needed from the utility, resulting in lower electricity bills. Wind energy is growing faster than Photovoltaics. The three windiest states in the United States: North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas have enough usable wind energy to satisfy all of our national needs..

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