Name: Dan Campbell
Title: Principal Structural Engineer
Company: Las Vegas Engineers
Q: What is your field of focus and what particular products do you specialize in?
I am a structural engineer celebrating more than 30 years of business in Las Vegas. Working in Las Vegas has provided me with an incredible opportunity to diversify my skillset and work on projects in a multitude of industries. I have worked on projects such as the Statue of Liberty at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio.
Q: What are the benefits of using precast concrete products?
There are many benefits to using precast concrete, such as providing clients with a more timely and cost-effective approach to completing their project. However, I am most amazed with how wall and floor panels can be integrated into the primary structure.
Q: What are some unique or interesting projects on which you specified precast concrete?
Most recently, I had the pleasure of working on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This arena is the destination for live sporting and entertainment events such as concerts and UFC matches. It’s also home to the NHL’s new team, the Vegas Golden Knights. I oversaw the engineering of the seating planks and raker beams for the arena. This project was unique because the arena was built on the Strip between massive hotels. The area of the job site was congested, which was a major factor in selecting precast concrete.
Q: How have you seen precast concrete evolve? How do you see it continuing to impact your work?
In more than three decades, I have seen it evolve from precast to post-tensioned to segmented post-tension, and now I am beginning to analyze how to maximize composite methods. I see precast continuing to evolve, providing simpler solutions to some of the challenges that structural engineers face most often.
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