With more than 320,000 flights annually, Miami International Airport (MIA) made the decision to implement upgrades and expansions to meet the needs of passengers. Heery was selected to manage a program intended to develop and expand its concourses A, B, C and D - the North Terminal Development Project (NTDP). The massive project involved changing the “finger” type concourse configuration of the 1950s with a more efficient linear terminal totaling 1.3 miles.
Heery served as a key contributor to this $3.1 billion program from its inception in 1997. Initially, Heery was an integral part of the master architect team that developed the conceptual design for the terminal and airside expansion program, and later Heery developed the master design for the 3.6 million SF expansion of the North Terminal complex. In 2006, the Firm was again brought in by the client to take over the role of program manager.
As the Program Manager for the North Terminal Development Project, Heery oversaw the incorporation of “swing” gates so that all gates can serve both domestic and international flights. Serving over 45 million passengers a year, the airport predicts the NTDP will meet or exceed their needs until 2030. Twenty security screening lanes in four new security checkpoints compliant with the latest Department of Homeland Security requirements were implemented as well as a new Baggage Handling System totaling 14 miles in total conveyor length, capable of processing 6,400 bags per hour.
Additional components of the project include:
3.6 million SF
2010 Best Vertical Transportation Project: North Terminal Development Consolidation Project Phase 1 Awarded by Southeast Construction Magazine for Construction and Design Excellence Chosen in 2011 as 1 of 6 most beautiful U.S. Airport Terminals by The Street, a leading digital financial media company