Recently, the ENR Southwest Awards were held in Phoenix, where Henderson received the Best Project in the Government/Public Building category for our work on the RTC Training and Mobility Center. Located in Las Vegas, this facility was created to help southern Nevadan citizens, primarily the elderly and those with disabilities, increase their mobility throughout the valley.

The 15,000 SF building addition is comprised of both office and warehouse space. The warehouse space was designed to house two non-functioning city buses complete with landscaping to simulate a typical city street intersection. The buses are used to teach disadvantaged clientele on how to use the bus system.

A particular challenge was to outfit the city buses with HVAC, power, lighting controls and low voltage needs without changing their original appearance. Having no precedence, we successfully rose to the occasion with our typical Henderson can-do attitude by working directly with the bus manufacturer and the architect to incorporate building systems within the buses.

Henderson’s role on this project included mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering, along with technology design services for this new training center. The project incorporated daylighting controls, solar tubes, and specialty lighting. The interior of the warehouse is painted to simulate the Las Vegas cityscape.

This project is yet another great example of how Henderson is helping to create environments where people can reach their full potential.

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