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Civil | TURNER CONSTRUCTION CO. – MIC RENTAL CAR CENTER For the Long Haul T he Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is developing a massive transportation hub adjacent to the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the benefit of area residents and visitors. The $1.7 billion Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) Program will provide connectivity between all forms of ground transportation available in Miami-Dade County, while decongesting the streets surrounding the bustling airport, according to FDOT Program Manager Gary Donn. Throughout the decades, Miami-Dade County has blossomed into a sprawling metropolis, placing serious constraints on its transportation infrastructure, specifically the airport’s surrounding highways. Preliminary strategies to decongest the roadways began in the 1980s, when the Miami International Airport Area Transportation Study recommended the implementation of a multimodal transportation access facility that could serve as a link between the city’s commuter rail and bus services. TURNER BUILDS THE MIAMI INTERMODAL CENTER, INCLUDING A RENTAL CAR FACILITY. BY KATHRYN JONES Fun Fact FDOT’s Plan As Miami boomed in the early 1990s, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 was passed to maintain and expand the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Potential federal investments prompted county officials to undertake efforts to link the Tri-Rail and Metrorail systems, while improving roadway access to the airport. In 1993, FDOT established the MIC Program – which entailed the construction of the Rental Car Center (RCC), the Central Station and an automated people mover, known as the MIA Mover, as well as roadway improvements – and began a nearly 10-year capital campaign to finance the colossal project. Work on the first Although consolidated rental car facilities are popping up across the nation as a common method of reducing airport congestion, the Rental Car Center at Miami Intermodal Center will be the only facility in the United States with multi-level fueling and car washing capabilities. “What separates this from other rental car facilities is that we have fueling on each level,” Donn notes. “This building has four levels. The top level is where the lobby is and some additional parking areas, but the bottom levels are where the car companies will be, as well as the washbasin and fueling stations.” www.micdot.com • Budget: $330 million • Location: Miami • Peak employees: 750 • Scope: 3.4 million-square-foot consolidated rental car facility Turne Const MIC rRentalructionCenter– Car Co. “We have excellent relationships with the subcontractors on this project.” –Carlos Casal, project executive »The Miami Intermodal Center project includes the MIA Mover, an automated people mover system to shuttle travelers between the airport facilities. 76 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010