Miami, FL

MIA North Runway


Miami-Dade Aviation Department

General Contractor

Gilbert Southern Corporation

Plane landing on the Miami Intl Airport North runway

Value Delivered

Our scope of work included electrical construction services as well as systems design and installation. We supported the construction phase by providing temporary taxiway lighting and 24-hour onsite monitoring and maintenance to facilitate smooth operation.

Client Objectives

The client wanted to construct a runway in order to accommodate steadily increasing air traffic. Additionally, the runway would include a mid-field holding area with the capacity to accommodate four Boeing 747-400s.

Scope of Services

We designed and installed electrical systems for the runway, including:

  • 40-plus miles of underground conduit
  • 3,600 taxiway lights
  • Power and communications conduits for localizer antennae and aircraft safety systems
  • Complete DC systems for 8,600 feet of new runway lighting, airfield guidance signage and taxiway lighting under strict FAA guidelines

During construction, we participated in daily coordination with aviation authorities. We installed, maintained, and relocated temporary taxiway lighting during installation, providing 24-hour onsite monitoring and lighting generator maintenance to allow for operation. Additionally, our team provided pathways for power conduits underneath active runway and existing taxiways.

Client Background

Miami International Airport is a hub for international and domestic travel, as well as the top US airport for international freight.