The Wynn Retail Plaza project was a 70,000 square foot expansion to the existing Wynn Resort. The new high end space consists of two levels of retail shops, cafes, and restaurants. Raymond’s scope of work on the project included framing, drywall, EIFS, GFRC, GFRG, FRP, paint, wallcovering, insulation, and firestopping. Approximately 57,000 square feet of Sto Panel Technology was utilized.
Modern materials were used throughout the Wynn Retail Plaza to create a look of masonry. “Block stone” walls were created using 2” foam with reveals and a troweled “travertine” texture plaster with a faux paint finish. The smoothfinished molding shapes were a combination of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam, FRP and GFRC, depending on location and function; GFRC was used on bases and FRP was used for light coves. Mineral wool was cut and fitted to the back of moldings in order to meet continuous insulation requirements.
A challenge on the project was integrating nonvisual water drainage systems into the extensive cove lighting on the exterior of the building. This was solved by using stainless steel clips and embeds to create continuous weeps. Raymond used a combination of prefabricating exterior backup panels offsite, as well as producing them in place at the jobsite. Radius Track was used for elliptical arch shapes.
Ultimately, integrating the substrate materials of studs, sheathing, foam, plaster, cast concrete, and fiber-reinforced plastic required innovation, teamwork, and a strict adherence to quality control measures. The Wynn Retail Plaza was completed on schedule and budget, with zero injuries.