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MGM CityCenter

MGM CityCenter - Glumac Commissioning

Las Vegas, Nevada
Total project size: 16 million sf
Glumac project size: 7 million sf
Project Cost: $8.5 billion
Completion Date: 2009
Architect: Gensler Architects
Contractor: Perini Corporation
Owner: MGM Mirage
Owner’s representative: Tishman Construction Company

At the heart of the Las Vegas strip, the MGM CityCenter is a shopping, entertainment, and hospitality destination for tourists throughout the world. Seeking comfort and luxury for their guests and high-performing energy efficiency for their buildings, MGM Mirage targeted a minimum of LEED Silver within this enormous development, the largest construction in the US at the time.

This mega-project included 7 buildings with 5 different facility types. The 329,000 sf luxury retail mall, The Shops at Crystals, includes an unparalleled collection of unique luxury retailers and restaurateurs. The 54-story Vdara hotel, 47-story Mandarin Oriental and 38-story Veer Condominium Towers reach count 4.6 million sf of mixed-use residential and parking space.

Glumac provided LEED and Enhanced Commissioning and Mechanical Quality Assurance services (MQAA) for these buildings, helping five of the buildings reach beyond expectations to LEED Gold. Firmwide Glumac staff also participated in peer review of the design development documents (DD) and construction documents (CD), as well as system functional performance testing demonstrating a great example of collaboration. Glumac also conducted multiple Cx and coordination meetings in Las Vegas for the owner’s and contractor’s staff and provided both fundamental and enhanced Cx services.


  • Barrier leakage testing included computer operated blower door apparatus using ten positive pressurization levels and ten negative pressurization levels.
  • Third party smoke control special inspection services to assure compliance of smoke control system and of carbon monoxide controlled underground ventilation system.
  • Multiple design reviews, factory witness testing, MQAA and specification development through final acceptance and controls confirmation.

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August 25, 2015