The $1.1B North Terminal Development Program at Miami Int'l Airport (MIA) included many individual projects, one of which was the 470,000 SF North Terminal Improvement Project (756 AD). This project took portions of Terminals B, C & D and combined them into one Terminal called D, along with A. The scope of this $155 Million project was as follows:
Phase I of MIA's North Terminal, the “front door” of MIA for American Airlines passengers that includes new areas for curbside check-in, ticket agent, self-service check-in, domestic baggage claim and operational and support facilities on the ramp level. American Airlines operates the 290,000 SF area, which features 58 ticket agent positions, 66 self-service check-in devices, 14 curbside check-in positions and two new Security Screening Check Points (SSCP) that provide fast and easy access to North Terminal’s newly completed gates. The new terminal reconstruction was a complete gutting of the existing shell, and included major structural modifications with the latest HVAC and Life Safety Systems installed, and construction of new concession shell spaces. New finishes in this phase were valued at over $26 million and included stainless steel cladding and new storefront, along with epoxy and rustic terrazzo floors throughout to complete this reconstruction.
Phase II consisted of 180,000 SF of reconstruction to one of the oldest parts of MIA. After all of the abatements completed, extensive demolition commenced. This allowed massive structural demolition to occur, followed by the construction of a new multi-story space within the existing terminal, creating a large natural light vertical transportation core. This included the installation of auger-cast piles, columns and shearwalls. Large amounts of glass and stainless steel along with beautiful terrazzo floors will make a continued impressive “front door” to MIA. Coordination in PH1 and PH2 with the traveling public, other capital improvement programs, MDAD, TSA, US Customs and Homeland Security make this one of the most complex aviation projects in the world.
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