Project TypeElectrical Construction, VDC/BIM
LocationPortMiami, Florida

Description of Project:

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.

Scope Includes

Turnkey electrical work – Division 16

  • 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
Norwegian Cruise Line – Terminal B



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Electrical Construction