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Wa She Shu Casino

Optimal schedule development was critical. Successful project execution was dependent on accurate, realistic schedules.

hometown ATMOSPHERE and 360-degree views of the Sierra Mountains

Gilbane provided Design-Build services with a Guaranteed Maximum Price for the roughly 15,000 square-feet, single story Casino and Restaurant.  The facility included over 6,000 square-feet of gaming floor as well as back of house facilities, restaurant and bar areas, loading dock and receiving area, and a full-service kitchen for food preparation.  The gaming floor sports 130 gaming machines, with a capacity to hold an additional 50 machines.  A future expansion is planned to the north end of the casino, which would increase the size of the gaming floor.

As with the nature of the business in the Casino Gaming Industry and hospitality, tight deadlines were established by the client for completion, and early move-in dates were established throughout the course of construction.  Large Subcontractor involvement with collaborative field coordination and continuous scheduling was a key recipe for success to ensuring those milestone dates were met.

“From being three weeks behind at new years to finishing the Project two weeks early, this did not come without hard work and perseverance, especially through the heart of a relatively good winter season for Northern Nevada”, says Kurt Parriott, Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company, “We are honored to have been an integral part in making this project a success for both the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Atmore, Alabama.” The casino is the fourth Indian Casino in the State of Nevada and is the first for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.