Resort World Catskills Casino
Advance Testing was contracted by both EPR Properties, the property owner, and Empire Resorts, the casino owner/operator, to provide testing and inspection services over the course of this $1.2 billion entertainment and lifestyle complex. The facility was one of only four sites selected by the New York State Gaming Commission to build and operate a full table gaming casino after a competitive selection process. Initial work on the 1,700-acre site was overseen by EPR Properties, and included installation of new roadways, water and sewer utilities, including a new traffic circle at Exit 106 off of Route 17 and a new 4-lane, 8,000-foot entry road.
Construction of the Resorts World Catskills Casino and Hotel was completed in late 2017, which included a below-grade parking garage, an 80,000 square foot casino, a seventeen-story 390-room hotel, as well as conference, meeting room and banquet facilities. Construction of the entire facility had to be completed within twenty-four months to comply with the licensing regulations. Subsequent to completion of the main facilities, an ‘Entertainment Village’ was constructed at the site, comprising a 124,000 square-foot six-story building inclusive of 100 additional hotel rooms as well as restaurants, a night club and retail space. Advance Testing provided all materials testing and special inspection services for these projects as they progressed. Services provided included moisture density testing, utility installation monitoring, bearing capacity inspection, reinforcing steel inspection, concrete field inspection, temperature monitoring of mass concrete placements, asphalt field and plant inspection and testing, grout testing, precast installation inspection, structural steel and weld inspections and testing, fireproofing and firestopping inspections. In order to service the job most efficiently, Advance Testing supplied a custom-designed, accredited-laboratory and curing facility on the project site.
Clients: EPR Properties & Empire Resorts