The eight-level parking structure provides an additional 6,000 parking spaces for travelers of the soon to be completed Terminal 3.
Construction of the $121.7 million parking structure began in December 2008 and McCarthy logged more than 300,000 man hours of self-performed concrete work with no loss of time injuries. One of the nation’s leading parking structure builders, McCarthy’s successful completion of several key project milestones enabled the firm to deliver the project on time and on budget.
“I have personally worked on several hundred parking projects, and the McCarran T3 Garage stands above them all as the most successful project,” said Robert E. Stanley, director of operations for Walker Parking Consultants.
“McCarthy was able to deliver another high quality, constructed garage on time and on budget, and I am glad to have had the McCarthy team on board.”
Construction of the parking structure consisted of 126 structural post-tensioned garage deck pours with an additional 14 pours for the structure’s circular concrete helix entry ramp. McCarthy maintained an accelerated schedule by pouring one concrete deck every other day. Additionally, the project team used pre-fabricated reinforcing cages in the concrete decks and a concrete mixture that achieved a very high, early strength. A schedule was also put in place to utilize the number of sets of formwork to help gain days, which helped lead to an early completion. McCarthy used 3,703 tons of elevated architectural precast concrete which is the equivalent of 46 commercial 737 aircrafts.
The McCarthy team also performed several other construction details that are not typically done on an average parking structure. For instance, crews painted the structure’s overhead and ceilings and installed several high-end finishes including:
• 4,200 silver metallic and desert rose aluminum metal panels;
• 315 decorative precast panels;
• 1,972 cubic yards of tan-colored concrete;
• 3,000 interior lights.
“I am extremely proud of the team that we put together on this project,” said Paul Dudzinski, McCarthy project manager. “They have done a tremendous job of working together and working safe given the overall magnitude of the project and the complexity of the self-perform concrete. We have a really sharp team that learned even more as it relates to concrete work, and has produced a very high-quality concrete structure that I am proud to put McCarthy’s name on.”
Located just north of the new Terminal 3 building, the eight-level-car parking structure is one of the largest parking facilities in the United States, spanning approximately 270’ wide by 1024’ long. In addition to providing spaces for employee parking, valet parking, and both short and long term public parking, the project also includes construction of an 11,275-square-foot, single level office building, toll plaza and roadway for passenger pickup and drop off.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (mccarthy.com) has been one of the nation’s leading parking structure builders since the advent of the modern parking structure in the 1960s. Celebrating 30 years of building in Nevada, the company also has full-service offices in San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Phoenix, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. McCarthy is a 100 percent employee.