CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami-Dade County has awarded a contract for improvements to baggage-handling systems at Miami International Airport (MIA) to Odebrecht USA and its joint-venture partner, Parsons Corporation.
The project will replace the in-line security screening portion of the South Terminal baggage-handling system (BHS) and will install an automated sortation system for the Central Terminal BHS, including outbound baggage conveyance systems, electrical modifications and power distribution systems, mechanical modifications, a 60,000-square-foot addition to the existing terminal building and a post-security corridor connecting Terminals G and H.
The contract for pre-construction services is $7.5 million, with a not-to-exceed construction budget of $177 million. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is supporting the project with a grant to Miami-Dade County of $101 million.
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department, which manages MIA, has set a goal of Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the project.
Local small business and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise "DBE" participation in the project is estimated to be more than $25 million, with some 600 local direct and indirect jobs to be created. Upon completion, the project will significantly improve MIA's security and operating efficiency.
Collaborating for more than a 15 years, the Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture has successfully delivered several construction projects for MIA, including the South Terminal expansion, the complete reconstruction of the North Terminal, and construction of the guideway and stations for the MIA Mover.
About Odebrecht USA
Since opening in the US in 1990, the Company has delivered many iconic, landmark projects throughout several states. In Miami, Odebrecht USA was honored to have built the American Airlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat, and the Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. In Fort Lauderdale, the Company participated in the construction of the country's 3rd elevated airport runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. In New Orleans we actively participated in the reconstruction and prevention efforts of the USACE, our client since 1992. In May 2016, Odebrecht USA delivered the largest project to date for the Texas Department of Transportation, the Grand Parkway's Segments F1, F2, and G. Currently, the Company is building several major roadway improvement projects throughout Miami-Dade County, such as Miami Dade Expressway Authority's SR 83628 and SR 83629 and the Florida Department of Transportation's Krome Avenue Widening project. For more information about Odebrecht USA, please visit us at www.odebrechtusa.com and keep in touch with us on Facebook.
Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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