CAESARS PALACE HOTEL EXPANSION
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
FBA performed the investigation and retrofit of two 15-story concrete shear wall structures to accommodate a two-story vertical luxury suite expansion. Seismic analysis required a separate study of the dynamic interaction between the relatively flexible steel frame addition and stiff existing structure to determine appropriate stiffness to mitigate the "whiplash" effect. This special study allowed economy in both steel frame addition and the retrofit of existing lower structure.

ARCHITECT:
Caesars Palace Hotel
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South
(702) 731-7762

OWNER: Caesars World



ALADDIN HOTEL & CASINO
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Aladdin Hotel was an 18-story masonry and reinforced structure. Following visual signs of structural distress, a study was performed to determine the existing structurešs gravity and lateral load capacity. Faye Bernstein & Associates was responsible for the analysis and retrofit design per the 1973 U.B.C. code. By utilizing an unusual and creative approach, the structure was rehabilitated both within the architectural restraints and during occupancy.

ARCHITECT:
Design Core
1700 East Desert Inn Road
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-0293