James A. Cummings

Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport Hibiscus Parking Garage

This project was a 4,900-space parking garage situated in the middle of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.  Seven levels high and constructed of cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete, the garage contains 88,000 cubic yards of concrete and has a 7.2-acre floor plate.  The upper levels of the garage are stepped back to allow for potted landscaping and natural light penetration.  Because an operating airport surrounded the construction site, workers had to expand remote outfield parking lots, open new ones and increase shuttle services.  The steady stream of traffic into the airport also required the installation of a construction access road and a new overpass for construction vehicles to access the site. The work also included installing new sheet piling to support an adjacent structure.