Fremont Street Casino

Project Location: Las Vegas, NV

Overview: LTC performed bi-directional load testing on two preliminary test shafts in downtown Las Vegas.  Both shafts were 131 feet deep; one drilled with a nominal 48” diameter and the second with a nominal 72” diameter.  The site was being actively excavated during test shaft installation and load testing, which made the bi-directional test with its small footprint an ideal solution.  The test program gave the design engineer all the necessary information to finalize design and proceed with the production shafts. Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc. was the Geotechnical Engineer.

Early morning downtown.
Preparing the beam assemblies.
Pouring the 6 footer.
Preparing to test. Ultra low profile testing makes it hard to tell it is being done.