The Raymond Group Gears Up for Project Linq Las Vegas

Posted August 27, 2012

The Raymond Group is pleased to announce the award of various packages of Project Linq Las Vegas, joining General Contractor W.A. Richardson and Architect of Record Klai Juba Architects.

Packages include the Retail, Dining and Entertainment (RDE) façade package, the Wheel Building façade package, as well as the interior package of the RDE.

Developed to integrate several properties owned by Caesars Entertainment on the east side of the Las Vegas strip (from the Flamingo up to Harrah’s). The Linq has been patterned after The Grove in Los Angeles, California which is a retail and entertainment complex that Raymond completed in 2002.

A main feature of the overall project is a larger version of the London Eye, which at 540-feet high, will be the largest wheel in the world when The Linq opens in late 2013.

Raymond’s façade work will total approximately 150,000 square feet and include 23 unique façades, consisting of a variety of material and themes including brick, cast stone, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), carved lime plaster, Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS), and decorative metal.

Raymond has been working with the customer on budgets, constructability input and value engineering suggestions for the past four years. Raymond’s scope of work will include miscellaneous steel, light gauge framing, sheathing, waterproofing, GFRC, plaster systems, acoustical tile ceilings, paint, thermal and sound insulation, and special finishes, with the possibility of the scope of work increasing as the project develops.

“The project will involve all of Raymond’s skilled trades – carpentry, plastering, painting, as well as engineering and a number of fabricators, making it a big win with benefits to the entire organization,” says Kim Lorch, the Vice President & Area Manager of Raymond’s Las Vegas region.

“Raymond is looking forward to having fun with this project, as W.A. Richardson is looking to the Raymond team to manage all of the façade-build trades, a role we’re used to playing.”

Project Linq is currently underway, and by the opening in late 2013 is estimated to generate approximately 3,000 construction jobs.

About Raymond: The Raymond Group is a commercial, union subcontractor operating primarily throughout the Western United States. Established in 1936 as a lath and plaster company, Raymond has since been one of the wall and ceiling industry’s leading full service, design-assist, specialty finish, and theming contractors. Raymond has offices in Southern California, Northern California, and Las Vegas, as well as project offices across the country.

The Raymond Group operates under:
California License Numbers 243645, 877824, 307786; and
Nevada License Numbers 35448, 37659, 37484, 39983, 46243

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