Scope of Work
The $442 million-dollar Horseshoe Casino was constructed by Whiting-Turner for Caesars Entertainment in downtown Baltimore. J. F. Fischer, Inc., as a subcontractor to Whiting-Turner, installed the plumbing and HVAC systems. The new high-end three-story casino offers 340,000 square feet of floor space with 9 restaurants and 5 independent bar areas. In addition to the casino, the project consisted of a 16,000 square foot Central Utility Plant housing; (3) 1000-ton water chillers, (3) 1000-ton cooling towers, (9) system water pumps moving 17,800 GPM of conditioned water, and (4) heating boilers generating 16 million BTU’s of heating. Additionally, there are (25) water source heat pumps, (78) fan coil units, (22) rooftop AHU’s, (6) 12-ton CRAC units, (37) exhaust fans exhausting 96,000 CFM of air from the building and (245) terminal boxes located within the casino.
The project received a LEED Gold certification from the Green Building Council. The project was on an accelerated schedule over a 14-month period. JFF’s mechanical scope of work was required to be performed over a 12-month period of time and required a total mechanical work force in excess of 260 workers.