Summary: The modern Pascua Yaqui Tribe—which contributes significantly to the local economy—operates two casinos in Tucson and recently began constructing an expansion of the Casino Del Sol that features a 161,000-s.f. hotel and convention center. After previous attempts to begin building the project over the last decade were thwarted due to economic downturn, the tribe is getting construction back on track with an emphasis on maintaining budgets and reducing costs whenever possible.
Bergelectric is part of a team featuring Architect Leo A. Daly and general contractor McCarthy, who were selected by the tribe to make the $98-million project a cost-effective reality by preparing updated budgets in line with owner’s expectations. As the 10-story hotel and conference center’s construction was getting underway, the Tribe revisited the project and requested several substantial changes that will ultimately enhance the quality of the guest experience.