Project Profile: Ultra-modern CityCenter tower

Aria Tower sits on 68-acres and serves as a centerpiece of the city’s downtown development

By Southland Industries September 6, 2017

Project name: City Center Aria Tower
Project type: Design-Assist
Engineering firm: Perini Building Company, HKS, Inc
Building type: Hotel
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Timeline: December 1, 2005- December 31 2009


Located on the Las Vegas strip, the ultra-modern CityCenter Aria Tower sits on 68-acres and serves as a centerpiece of the city’s downtown development with  light shows held against the building’s all-glass facades. Totaling 62 stories, Aria Tower is one of five high rises and consists of over 4,000 rooms and suites distributed across five wings. 


In order to streamline construction and avoid trade stacking throughout the project, Southland Industries collaborated with the general contractor and subcontractors to develop a short interval project schedule. The design-assist services Southland provided included mechanical and plumbing, as well as building information modeling, coordination, and prefabrication.

With a fast track schedule and the need to install work while design was in progress, there was little to no room for errors. The curved shape of the tower became a concern and caused Southland to be creative in the selection of appropriate means and methods to install HVAC and plumbing systems.  To accommodate these needs, Southland rented out an 80,000 square foot fabrication facility and procured all materials, equipment, and fixtures three floors ahead of time. Southland also took the lead with the general contractor in field coordination, allowing minimum rework and fast-paced construction. 


By assisting in the design and construction phase, Southland was able to improve project efficiencies and enhance the overall outcome of installation through prefabrication. The HVAC and plumbing services Southland provided allowed the Aria Tower at CityCenter to become the world’s largest five star hotel to achieve LEED Gold certification.

This article originally appeared on Southland’s website. Southland Industries is a CFE content partner. Edited by Hannah Cox, content specialist, CFE Media,