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On June 4, 2019, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted a new capital improvement program at Miami International Airport that will fund up to $5 billion in airport-wide modernization projects over the next five to 15 years, paving the way for future growth in passenger and cargo traffic at MIA - projected to reach 77 million travelers and more than four million tons of freight by the year 2040.

The comprehensive program is designed to address all of the airport’s future capacity and operational needs through five sub-programs that include: a redevelopment of Central Terminal concourses E and F; an expanded South Terminal (concourses H and J); renovated Concourse D gates to accommodate additional wide- and narrow-body aircraft, as well as larger regional jets; two new hotels (one which will include a business and conference center with exhibition space) and other miscellaneous landside projects; and expanded aircraft parking positions and warehouses for cargo operations.


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Project Title: New Baggage Handling System

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2021

Project Summary:

  • Installation of a new Checked Bag Screening System for South and Central Terminals, as well as an Automated Sortation System for Central Terminal.
  • The project included a new control room, state of the art Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS), and Mobil Inspection Systems (MITs).

Project Benefits:

  • The new system doubled the speed and efficiency of baggage screening and delivery for flights in MIA’s Central and South terminals. It also eliminated lifting and pulling by TSA officers, improved tracking accuracy, reduced noise pollution, and increased the overall speed of the bag screening process.
  • The new terminal facility addition for TSA baggage screening achieved a LEED Gold certification (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) for being consciously designed as environmentally green and energy-efficient. The certification ensures a smaller carbon footprint and a healthy environment for those occupying the space.

 

MIA-CBIS LEED Gold Certified Information

MIA-CBIS LEED Gold Certified Score Card

 

Checked Baggage Inspection System Facility

 


Project Title: Concourse E Renovations 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled completion date Summer 2024

Project Summary:

The renovations to Concourse E including the E Satellite and the Concourse D and E connector consisted of the following:

  • Demolished all existing stucco and replaced with new Stucco
  • New exterior painting
  • Removed existing lightning protection and replaced it with a new lightning protection system
  • Installed a new Advanced Visual Docking Guidance (ADVGS) system at each gate in the E Satellite
  • Installed 19 additional rooftop cameras to better monitor the gates and aircraft movement areas
  • Upgraded AOA doors in concourse E to include new hardware, access control, and cameras

Project Benefits:          

  • Restored the building exterior to eliminate potential future water intrusion and/or spalling.
  • Improved monitoring of the gates and aircraft movement from the new rooftop cameras.
  • Automated guidance of aircraft to the gates during inclement weather via AVGDS.
  • Enhanced security of AOA doors in Concourse E.
  • Maximized construction efficiencies and reduced impacts to airport operations.

CCE Satellite Renovations


Project Title:  Concourse E Temporary EGCW Plant for Air Service 

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed July 2021 

Project Summary:  

This plant is supplemented the existing plant to provide Preconditioned (PC) Air for cooling gates at both Lower Concourse E and the Concourse E Satellite. The plant, which is portable, will remain available for service at other locations once a permanent plant is built (expected to be operational before the end of 2022).  

Project Benefits: 

  • Supplemental PC Air for Concourse E. 
  • Improved passenger and employee environment.  

Central Terminal EGCW Plant


Project Title:  Concourse H Smoke Evacuation System. 

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed 2021 

Project Summary:  

Construction of a new smoke evacuation system for Concourse H, including new fans, ductwork and exhaust system.  

Project Benefits:  

  • Enhanced the emergency smoke evacuation capacity of the Concourse H area in front of the Delta, Air France and Aeromexico ticket counters. 

CCH Smoke Evac System


Project Title: Central Terminal Ticket Counters and Flooring  

Project Timeline:   

  • Completed August 2020 

Project Summary: 

The renovation of ticket counters in concourses G and H. The project included new terrazzo flooring, renovations to the undersurface of the roof, new ticket counter cabinets, and support equipment.  

Project Benefits: 

  • Modernized concourses G and H ticket counters in appearance and technology.  
  • Improved the design to be in harmony with the newly revised counters and the master plan of the Capital Improvement Program.
  • Provides a better passenger and employee satisfaction experience. 

Central Terminal Ticketing Counters and Flooring


Project Title: Montblanc Retail Space 

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed Fall 2021 

Project Summary: 

Montblanc store relocation to Concourse D, Gate D16.  

Project Benefits: 

  • Greater visibility of the store for passengers to access.
  • The previous store location will be utilized for another new concessionaire.

Mont Blanc Store Front North Terminal


Project Title: Flooring in Concourse G & J

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Winter 2021

Project Summary:

  • Installation of 67,882 square feet of new luxury vinyl tile in Concourse G. The new flooring has a modern design with a ¨resommercial¨ finish - a contemporary mix between commercial and residential design patterns.
  • Installation of 8,970 yards of new carpet at the boarding areas in Concourse J. The new carpeting was designed to complement the concourse’s Everglades-inspired, award-winning art in public places terrazzo installation Foreverglades, by artist Barbara Neijna.
  • Just as the natural colors of the Everglades’ alternate between seasons of drought and flood, the hues of the new Concourse J carpet transition between red, green, and blue as you approach the individual boarding areas.

Project Benefits:

  • Modernized facilities for passengers and employees.
  • The new flooring in Concourse G creates a modern look with a ¨resommercial¨ finish - a contemporary mix between commercial and residential design patterns.

 


Project Title:  Concourse H AVGDS system at all gates
 
Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled completion: Summer 2024

Project Summary: 

  • Installation of a device on each gate that will automatically guide the pilot to its final docking spot without the need of outside walkers. Walkers cannot work in the rain causing delays upon arrivals.

Project Benefits: 

  • Avoid storm caused delays.
  • Saving time and fuel for aircraft parking.

Title: Concourse E Third Level Sterile Corridor Renovations

Project Timeline:

  • Completed August 2021

Project Summary:

Replaced the interior finishes of the gate lobbies and sterile corridor at the second and third levels in Concourse E. This project included the removal of metal slat ceilings, new acoustical ceiling tiles (ACT), new carpet, paint, new LED lighting, modification to the existing HVAC ductwork, and upgraded fire protection and paging systems. The project also included installation of steel baseboard and corner guards.

Project Benefits:

  • Support airline and passenger growth.
  • Updated terminal for a better passenger experience.

CCE third Level Sterile Corridor Renovation 


Title: TSA Wait Time Technology

Project Timeline:

  • Completed Fall 2020

Project Summary:

  • Passenger flow management technology, historical and real-time data were combined to deliver checkpoint wait-time predictions to the MIA website, mobile app, and LED monitors at each of the 11 checkpoints.

Project Benefits:

  • Passengers can find the checkpoint most convenient for their flight before entering the airport.
  • Airport staff is better allocated to busier checkpoints as demanded by the passenger flow.

 


CC H Bathrooms

Project Title: Concourse H Bathroom Renovation

Project Timeline: 

  • Scheduled Completion:  Winter 2022

Project Summary:

The project will renovate 10 restrooms in Concourse H. Eight public restrooms on the Concourse level, and two employee restrooms on the Ramp level, with approximately 3,804 square feet.  

The work includes new partition walls, new toilet partitions, new restroom finishes including flooring, wall tile, ACT ceiling, vanity countertops, accessories, plumbing, electrical systems, and allowances for HVAC, fire sprinkler, plumbing, and electrical modifications.

Project Benefits:

Modernized facilities for passengers and employees.

  • Touchless fixtures  
  • Antimicrobial finishes
  • Improved accessibility
  • Environmentally friendly  

Concourse H Restroom Renovation


Project Title: Concourse F Security Checkpoint

Project Timeline:  

  • Scheduled Completion: Spring 2024

Project Summary:  

  • The Concourse F security checkpoint is currently located on the 3rd floor of the terminal with limited space and some operational deficiencies. The new Concourse F checkpoint will be relocated to the 2nd floor and will be equipped with the latest technology to streamline the screening process. 

Project Benefits:  

The new facility will increase airport efficiency and customer satisfaction.

 


Project Name: Checkpoint H Ceiling Improvements 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled completion: Winter 2023

Project Summary: 

  • The project includes new metal ceiling panels, linear LED lights. Stainless steel column covering and new LED displays with messages to passengers.

Project Benefits:

  • Improve lighting, ceiling and visualization of the location of the checkpoint.

Check Point H Ceiling Improvements


Project Name: South Terminal Conveyor 9 and 10 Modernization

Project Timeline:

  • Completed 2020

Project Summary:

  • As part of the new airport-wide baggage handling system, the project unified Conveyor 9 (previously in South Terminal) and Conveyor 10 (previously in Central Terminal) into one conveyor belt in Concourse H. Additionally, a modernized conveyor door was installed.

Project Benefits:

  • Improved efficiency for ticket counters in Concourse H and increased baggage capacity.
  • Improved fire protection as the new system is fire-rated.

 

Title: Passenger Boarding Bridge Renovations

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Winter 2023

Project Summary: 

  • This project consists of the replacement of existing passenger boarding bridges throughout the airport. It also includes the design, fabrication, transportation, and installation new passenger boarding bridges, baggage chutes, and ground support equipment.

Project Benefits:

  • New and improved boarding bridges for passengers.
  • The capability to now accommodate A380 aircraft.

Passenger loading Bridge Renovations


Project Title: Perimeter Fence Security Enhancement 

Project Timeline:

  • Completed March 2021

Project Summary: 
Installed 18” diameter stainless steel razor wire coil assemblies on top of the existing 10.95-mile-long perimeter fence, with “V” type connectors and six new lines of barbed wire. 

Project Benefits:

  • Enhanced airport security

Perimeter Fence Security Enhancement


Title: Taxiway R, S, & T Pavement Rehabilitation Project

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Spring 2022

Project Summary:

  • This project consists of three main components: Taxiways S and T pavement rehabilitation,
    Taxiway connector M5 modifications, and Taxiway R realignment and extension. 

Project Benefits:

  • Will provide increased reliability and safety to several vital components at MIA, mitigate recurring pavement and airfield lighting maintenance, thus reducing the impacts to the airside operations.
  • This project will also present increased opportunities and efficiencies to our cargo operators and allow for the development of future cargo areas in the northwest sector of MIA.

Taxiway Pavement Rehabilitation


Title: West Cargo Fuel Tender Facility Relocation Project

Project Timeline: 

  • Completed: Winter 2021

Project Summary:

  • Replaced an existing 6-bay jet fuel refueler loading facility with a larger facility comprising 8 jet fuel refueler loading bays and one diesel loading bay, a filtration building and an operations building.  
  • The scope of work included site remediation, construction of the new fuel tender facility, enhanced control, emergency fuel shut-off, fire suppression and security systems.

Project Benefits:

  • Expanded the existing MIA west cargo apron area.
  • Allowed taxiway expansion to accommodate class VI aircraft (Airbus A380).
  • Increased number of loading bays at the fuel tender to support cargo aircraft fueling growth.

West Cargo Fuel Tender Facility


 

Project Title:  Bombardier Service Center at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF)
 
Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2022

Project Summary:

  • Construction of a new facility for Bombardier aircraft maintenance and repairs at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF).

Project Benefits:

  • Increase aircraft maintenance services, provide job opportunities to our community and stimulate the local economy.

Bombardier Service Center Construction


Project Title:  Embassair FBO at OPF
 
Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2022

Project Summary:

  • Construction of a new fixed-base operator (FBO) for Embassair at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF)

Project Benefits:

  • A new service option for private, luxury travel in South Florida.
  • In addition to FBO service, Embassair will include covered aircraft parking, anti-collision and anti-burglary systems.
  • The facility will provide job opportunities to our community as well as stimulate the local economy.
  • For more details, visit Embassair.

Embassair FBO Rendering


Project Title: Sky Harbour Hangar Development at OPF
 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2022
     

Project Summary:

  • Construction of three new hangar buildings with a total of 12 individual hangars. The project includes a new entry drive and airside apron. 
     

Project Benefits:

  • The new hangers will provide job opportunities and stimulate the local economy, while increasing the interest and visibility of Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF).

New Hangar Construction at OPF


Project Title: TMB Runway Incursion Mitigation

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Winter 2022

Project Summary:

The project is to reconfigure the taxiways and runways on the southside of Miami Executive Airport (TMB).

The scope of work includes the modification of Runway 31, shortening Runway 31 by approx. 200 feet, modification to the intersection between Runway 31 and Taxiways E and H, relocation of the E3 connector, 300 feet to the East, a new perpendicular connector for the relocated Runway 31 threshold, the extension of D2 connector to intersect Taxiway E and H and the extension of Taxiway H to the Runway 9R threshold.

Project Benefits:

  • Improve Aircraft traffic
  • Mitigate current flight pattern conflicts between Runway 9R-27L and Runway 13-31

The project is required to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandate of reducing runway incursions through the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) Program. The FAA is discouraging entrances that provide direct access to runways to reduce the risk of collision. This hot spot, HS 1, was identified by the FAA in July 2015 for mitigation. This project will improve the existing taxiway condition to conform to modern FAA design standards which mandate taxiway geometry to reduce the probability of runway incursions.


 

Project Title: DHL Expansion 

Project Timeline:

Completed Winter 2021

Project Summary:  

DHL Courier interior completion of an additional 60,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office space. The project included a state-of-the-art equipment for an automated package sorting system.

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Project Benefits: 

  • DHL expanded its warehouse to better serve the demand of the transfer of goods in South Florida.
  • The project is to increase DHL capacity by nearly 30% by the end of 2022.
  • The new automated package system nearly doubled the facility’s sorting capacity per hour.
  • New job opportunities for the community.

DHL Expansion


Project Title: Employee Parking Garage

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Spring 2024

Project Summary:

The new employee parking garage (EPG6) will be centrally located in the terminal area to reduce the time it currently takes employees to park in remote lots and wait for a shuttle bus to transport them into the airport. 

The facility is being designed to be flexible enough to also accommodate passenger vehicles should that demand grow with the future expansion of the South Terminal. It is to include about 848,000 sq. ft., an estimate of 2,200 parking spaces and seven levels.  

The new employee garage will be adjacent and an extension to the Flamingo (South) Garage. The site is located north of the elevated roadway across from South Terminal and south of the MIA Mover elevated track.

Project Benefits: 

  • Grouping the passenger and employee parking garages in the same central area provides the Aviation Department with flexibility to adjust to airport growth.  
  • The various parking garages can be interchanged between employee and passenger parking, depending on the needs of the airport.
  • Employees will be able to walk from their parking spot into the terminal, thus eliminating the need of shuttle buses. This constitutes for an approximate of $20 million dollars in savings for operational costs over 20 years.
  • Construction will have minimal impact to operations.

Employee Garage Rendering


Project Title: MIA Airport Operations Center
 
Project Timeline:  

  • Scheduled Completion November 2023

Project Summary:

The Airport Operations Center (AOC) facility will join and consolidate the operations of multiple Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) divisions and outside agencies.

Project Benefits:

The facility will provide comprehensive oversight of daily operations.  The AOC will improve situational awareness, communications and overall response to day-to-day activities while increasing airport efficiency and customer satisfaction.

MIA Airport Operations Center


Project Title: Parking Garage Improvements 

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2021

Project Summary:

  • Improvements include: pressure cleaning; painting of walls, ceilings, columns, bollards and staircases; increased lighting; and elevator modernization.

Project Benefits:

  • Cleaner parking garages for travelers, visitors, and staff. 
  • Increased security with added lighting. 


Project Title:  Parking Guidance System

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Summer 2022

Project Summary:

  • The automated parking system will assist passengers and visitors in finding a parking space in the airport garages. It consists of cameras that turn green when there is a vacant parking space and red when the space is occupied.
  • 16 “Pay-On-Foot” Systems will be installed throughout the Dolphin and Flamingo parking garages. This will help in reducing congestion at the exit as the prepaid ticket is processed faster.
  • All exit lanes will be equipped with Exit Terminals that will allow unattended payment allowing for more throughput regardless of staffing levels.
  • A new loyalty account will be introduced for frequent parkers to earn points for each visit.  The points may be redeemed for future parking visits.

Project Benefits:

  • Help passengers and visitors easily find a parking location.
  • Prebook or reserve parking in advance through the airport website.
  • Ability to pay for parking with a credit card, debit card or mobile pay.
  • Assist in locating a vehicle when the driver forgets where they parked. A map will be displayed after payment with to illustrate where the vehicle is parked.
  • Better customer service with intercoms at each of the pay-on-foot devices to allow parkers to contact a Customer Service Representative in the 24/7 staffed Parking Control Room.

 

Parking Guidance System


Project Title: MDAD Administration & Landside Employee Office Relocation

Project Timeline:

  • Scheduled Completion: Fall 2023

Project Summary:

The project consists of interior modifications to an area in Concourse D to accommodate new offices for Administration and Landside Divisions.

Project Benefits:

  • The new offices will allow Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) employees to be centrally located at the airport.
  • Employees will have better access to their offices and increased efficiency for collaborating across teams.