By Eric Althoff
LAS VEGAS—McCarthy Building Companies has added to the Entertainment Capital of the World for many decades, both in the commercial and educational sectors. Accordingly, the general contractor, which operates from offices around the country, has completed expansion work at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ Tropicana Parking Garage.
The addition adds an additional 1,000 parking spaces thanks to the collaboration between McCarthy and Choate Parking Consultants. The construction timeline minimized interfering with class schedules, and the end result marries the new parking area with the older structure.
McCarthy was able to source nearly 9,000 cubic yards of concrete from the quarries of southern Nevada. In an aim at stability, the addition has charging stations for electric vehicles and will also add a solar system in the years to come.
In a recent news release about the project, Ross Edwards, senior vice president for McCarthy, called the work at UNLV “seamless” in terms of marrying existing and fresh elements at the parking garage.
“The design-build team did an incredible job integrating the two structures and ensuring the project was ready in time for the new school year,” said Edwards.
McCarthy’s previous work at UNLV includes Hospitality Hall for the campus’s William F. Harrah College.