Concrete pour begins in new exhibit hall for Las Vegas Convention Center expansion

The grand entry of the West Hall is seen in this looking northeast along Convention Center Drive as construction continues on the Phase Two Las Vegas Convention Center District expansion project at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau)

LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2020)— Construction workers on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) commenced the extensive process of pouring 600,000 square feet of concrete flooring in the main exhibit hall in the new West Hall expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

The process will take between four and five months to complete and is a major step forward in the expansion construction, which is now 77 percent complete.

The Las Vegas Convention Center’s $980 million West Hall expansion will add 1.4 million square feet of space to the existing 3.2 million square foot campus.

In addition to the exhibit hall, the expansion will feature a striking outdoor plaza and a grand atrium. The expansion is slated for completion in December 2020. The new facility will feature state-of-the-art design and technology.

Concrete Pour & Expansion by the Numbers

  • 75 million pounds of concrete used to fill the exhibit hall floor. This will require approximately 1,800 trips by fully loaded concrete trucks
  • The exhibit hall floor is a 10-inch reinforced concrete slab, capable of supporting the LVCVA’s largest trade show exhibits.
  • The concrete pour will take four to five months to complete
  • The Exhibit floor includes plumbing, electrical, and data infrastructure so exhibitors can connect without the use of on ground wiring
  • 2,173,337: Hours of work crews have logged since construction began in 2018
  • 1.4 million: Square feet of space the LVCC expansion will add to the existing 3.2 million square feet of space at the LVCC
  • 333: Number of volleyball courts the 600,000 square-foot expansion hall could accommodate 
  • 328,000: Square feet of space in the new exhibit hall that will be column-free, the largest column-free space in North America

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