Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
Aurora, Colo.
Award of Merit

Owner: RIDA Development Corp.
Lead Design Firm: HKS Architects
General Contractor: Mortenson/WELBRO JV
Structural Engineer: Brockette Davis Drake
Civil Engineer: J3 Engineering Consultants Inc.
MEP Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers Inc.
Lighting Design: Lang Lighting Design Inc.
Life Safety: Howe Engineers Inc.
Interior Design: Looney & Associates
Electrical Contractor: Encore Electric

During its 36-month construction period, the 1-million-sq-ft Gaylord Rockies Resort was the largest non-casino hotel being built in the U.S. Encore Electric installed more than 10,000 can lights and made more than 100,000 points with total station technology. Three 13.2-kva substations with 4,000 amps each serve the hotel’s electrical needs. Three equipment pump rooms provide service for water features, pools, a lazy river, the two-story slides and an infinity pool. The 75-ft-long LED television screen in the sports bar required an additional transformer and electrical panel just to power it.

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