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April 19, 2013

Exterior Commercial (Oregon) -- Indian Head Casino

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The casino’s roof lines replicate fishing platforms on the Columbia River.



Exterior Commercial (Oregon)

Indian Head Casino

Location: Warm Springs

Contractor: Performance Contracting

Architect: Worth Group Architects

Team: Knez Building Materials Co., Scafco Steel Stud Co., Service Partners, BASF Wall Systems, GP Gypsum, Hilti International

The new Indian Head Casino is 40,000 square feet, which is double the space of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ old casino at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.

Performance Contracting’s work on this project included exterior framing and installation of EIFS, insulation, interior metal-stud framing, drywall, acoustical ceilings, wall coverings, and doors and hardware. It also was in charge of painting and taping.

The casino’s roof lines were designed to replicate fishing platforms on the Columbia River, incorporating the Warm Springs tribal culture and heritage. Below the platform-like rooflines, foam panels were finished to give the appearance of streaming water beneath the fishing platforms. The color of the roof lines along with the metallic finish of the EIFS panels create a unique feature visible from Highway 26.

The biggest challenge of the project was pre-planning construction of the feature wall. Foam panels produced for this application were laser-cut in California at a rate of two per day. With more than 125 customized panels needed for this scope of work, Performance Contracting initiated production three months before application, leaving little room for error.

Detailed pre-planning was imperative to ensure the building was completed within the six-month construction deadline.

Judge’s comment: “The custom laser-cut foam panels used in the feature wall created the desired appearance of water in a stream. This feature along with the flawless installation of the remaining EIFS resulted in a wonderful finished product.”


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