Miami International Airport, MIAMI, FL
To improve efficiency, enhance service and ensure a higher level of security for passengers and other users of the main parking facility at Miami International Airport, Dynalectric completed a project to consolidate entrances and exits into a single toll collection plaza. Completed in March 2004, the project has received several awards for its use of freestanding canvas awning structures and pastel color pavers in the entry and exit lanes of the plaza. The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized the project with one of its top Design Awards.
SCOPE OF WORK
Dynalectric provided the electrical systems for the entire project, which included 16 tollbooths, entrance and exit lanes, roadway lighting and an administration building. Electrical work involved installation of four miles of underground duct banks, electrical conduit work in the tollbooths, a fire alarm system, 30 closed circuit television cameras, and a state-of-the-art License Plate Recognition System tied into a law enforcement agency system that automatically runs a check on all license plates for security purposes. The project also entailed a complete electrical utility upgrade and connecting all new electrical systems into an existing emergency backup generator. Services included:
- Electrical Contracting
- Electrical Coordination
- Fire Alarm System Installation
- Security System Installation
- Value Engineering
Miami International Airport is the twelfth busiest airport in the U.S., serving 76,271 passengers daily. The airport maintains parking facilities for 2,650 cars. The Miami Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) was responsible for the new toll plaza project with Dade Aviation Consultants (DAC) serving as the owner’s representative on the project.
The new toll plaza is designed to improve airport traffic flow and ease congestion. The project also provided airport administrators with a state-of-the-art security system and a License Plate Recognition System that automatically runs a computerized check on each license plate for security and other law enforcement needs. This system tracks when vehicles enter and exit the parking facility and identifies stolen vehicles.
Dynalectric implemented a number of strategies to enable the Miami Dade Aviation Department to achieve its goals:
The Right Equipment -- Dynalectric installed four miles of underground duct banks and electrical conduit work to provide the power and lighting needs for the toll plaza, its booths and security and data communications equipment.
The Right Technology -- 30 CCTV cameras and state-of-the-art data communications technology were employed to provide the License Plate Recognition System. The system is designed to allow it to be expanded for use throughout the entire airport.
Careful Preparation -- Working drawings prepared by Dynalectric enabled the company to coordinate the work with other trades.
Unit Pricing -- To expedite the project and keep costs uniform, unit pricing was established, simplifying the construction process and eliminating wasted time reviewing change orders.
Careful Execution -- Using its expertise and resources, Dynalectric’s project managers completed the project within budget and on its 16-month schedule by carefully phasing and scheduling the work with all the trades to work in a coordinated fashion.