Las Vegas Convention Center Phase II Sky Tram Design-Build

Mission Critical responded to an urgent request from Aeromovel Nevada, a joint venture between Aeromovel Brasil and Marcopolo, regarding the Call for Preliminary Proposals for the new $220M Sky Tram people mover project. The people mover is part of the much larger $935M Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) District Phase Two Expansion. Although Aeromovel Nevada had already written their Statement of Proposal in response to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Alternative Delivery Design-Build procurement, they contracted Mission Critical to deliver an eight-page, stand-alone Executive Summary to accompany the proposal that was to be submitted in less than 10 days.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has been ranked as the No. 1 Trade Show Destination in North America for 24 consecutive years. It serves as an important facet of the City’s economy, bringing in approximately $2.1B in local economic impacts according to 2017 figures. With over 4.6 million square feet of existing and future conference center space planned over multiple phases, the LVCVA needed an elegant solution to move attendees and exhibitors across the expansive campus seamlessly and efficiently. Without a people mover system, attendees would have to walk up to 20 minutes across campus, which can be a severe limit to accessibility—especially in the summer when Las Vegas area temperatures can climb to over 100⁰F.

The LVCC District Plan, a guiding document outlining the Authority’s expansion, includes a three-phase approach. Phase One includes the acquisition, demolition, and site improvements of the nearby Riviera Hotel (completed); Phase Two includes the LVCC major expansion (currently under construction) and the people mover project; and Phase Three includes renovations for the existing convention center. The contractor selected for the people mover will be required to coordinate with concurrent and planned construction projects.

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