Red Rock Canyon Visitors Center
Red Rock Canyon, NV
|Owner:||US Dept. of Interior Bureau
of Land Management
- Educational Facility
- New Construction
- 17,850 Total Square Fee
- 60 kW Surface Mounted Solar System
- Solar Wall of 360 Panels
- Solar Hot Water System
- Completed On-Schedule
- Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
- Designed to USGBC Gold LEED Rating
- AGC Safe Site Award, 2009
- ABC San Diego Chapter Excellence in Construction Award, 2010
- Southwest Contractors Best Green Building, 2010
Scope of work also includes landscaping and amenities, shade structures, exhibits, support structures and retaining walls, general site work, roads, as well as renovations and new construction of parking.
Construction elements include reinforced concrete foundation and heating and air conditioning with temperature and humidity limitations, site improvements, utilities, and communication systems.
Construction was adjacent to occupied buildings as the Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is fully operational with daily visitors. Therefore the Straub field team and subcontractors worked together to ensure all roads were open to the public at all times.
This sustainable project has numerous features including: Transpired Solar Wall, Solar Hot Water System, and Rainwater Harvesting System. This project was designed by the government to achieve action plans, LEED progress reports, and documentation submittals Sustainable buildings but serves as an educational facility to teach sustainable practices.