Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 15, 2021- 

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Hypower’s complete electrical systems and related work on the prestigious Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Terminal B has won the ENR Southeast 2021 Best Project Award in the Airport/Transit category. The 546,757-square-foot and $232 million modern flagship terminal unites function and form and is an iconic, state-of-the-art landmark on the Miami skyline.
The project includes a new terminal building with all back-of-house operations for security, baggage handling and screening, and ground transportation areas for buses, rideshare, and personal vehicles. The project also boasts a multi-purpose provisioning building for supporting ship operations, waste disposal, and general provisioning. This building houses the main MEP systems, such as main switchgear, emergency generator, HVAC chiller systems, and communications backbone. An 809-space precast parking structure is also included.

The terminal is able to accommodate ships with up to 7,000 passengers, feature indoor and outdoor waiting areas, faster embarkation and disembarkation technology, expedited security screening and valet area, and lounge. The terminal has a transparent structure to allows visitors to get great views of downtown Miami.  The 189,730 SF cruise terminal, which will earn LEED® Gold designation, consists of 8,221 tons of structural steel with a façade of more than 110,000 SF of curtainwall glazing. Completed on an active cruise ship active berth and requiring coordination among 12 different permitting agencies, the project also includes a 340,730 SF parking garage and 16,297 SF warehouse. The new terminal is expected to create 155 new full-time jobs.

While many large-scale projects follow a process of planning, architectural design, engineering, detailed plans, shop drawings, field-dimensioning, fabrication, construction, etc., the project team took a different approach, applying building information modeling (BIM) and virtual construction at an unprecedented level.

Hypower’s scope:

  • VDC/BIM was used for all design and trade coordination. Frequent measurement with robots, laser scanning, and regular data assimilation into the model kept competing tolerances in balance and informed construction work in real-time.
  • Temporary power primary FPL transformer with associated equipment, meters, conduits, concrete, etc. for a complete installation.
  • Secondary temporary service
  • Complete power and service distribution and branching of the electrical system
  • All work required to operate the permanent HVAC system and elevators for temporary service
  • Site lighting including poles, luminaries, circuitry, foundations, excavation, backfill, compaction and grounding, and control panels
  • FPL, Communication, and security ductbanks including all manholes/vaults and structures, raceway, inner duct, forms, concrete fill, excavation/backfill, dewatering, grounding, tie-in to existing structures, etc.
  • Access control system
  • Fire-alarm and security system
  • Lighting fixtures, specialty lighting, interior building lighting

An independent panel of jurors chose Best Project Award winners in 15 categories from roughly 95 entries. Winning projects are automatically entered in the national competition and will be judged against the winners from all regions by a jury comprising construction industry professionals from across the country. Watch for the winners of the Best of the Best Projects Award to be recognized in a special editorial feature in Engineering News-Record, in which one project will be highlighted as Editors’ Choice, selected by the editorial staff of ENR.

Hypower is proud to have been a part of NV2A-Haskell, Joint Venture team for this stellar project!

Hypower has long been widely recognized for its culture of innovation and industry excellence. It was named a 2017 Business of The Year and a 2018 Healthiest Employer and a 2020 Best Places to Work Honoree by the South Florida Business Journal. Hypower holds the distinction of winning the highest number of Eagle Awards won by any contractor- six 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards, five 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards. Hypower also won the prestigious Specialty Contractor Project of the Year at the Excellence in Construction Awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Florida East Coast Chapter in 2018 and 2020. Hypower is currently recognized as a TOP 30 Electrical Contractor in the nation by Associated Builders and Contractors. The company was included in ABC’s 2019 Top 150 Performers list in the USA and was named Accredited Quality Contractor in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The company places an extraordinary emphasis on safety and loss prevention from an employee, job site, and public safety perspective- Hypower was honored with an ABC STEP Platinum Award for Safety Training consecutively in the last six years. In 2020, Hypower’s President Bernard Paul-Hus was honored with the 2020 South Florida Ultimate CEO Award by the South Florida Business Journal.

 About Hypower

Ranked by ENR magazine as a top commercial electrical and utility contractor in the Southeast, Hypower works with some of the leading general contractors, utilities, developers, and institutions in the United States. The company operates through several divisions that specialize in electrical building construction, outside plant power and communications projects, prime electrical infrastructure, airfield lighting, and ground-mount solar nationwide. Hypower also specializes in 24/7 commercial and industrial electrical service and repair in South Florida. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hypower is a family-owned company that currently employs more than 400 people and has successfully completed over 1,000 projects valued at over $1 billion. Hypower consistently ranks at the top of its class nationally for its exemplary safety and innovation record within the construction market. Follow Hypower on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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5913 NW 31st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309


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