Florida International University (FIU) Parking Garage 5 Market Station
This project involved Florida International University’s Parking Garage No. 5 on the University Park Campus in Miami. The project consisted of a 7-story parking garage structure that includes retail components on the first floor along with the new home of the Category 5-hardened FIU Police and Public Safety Department facilities. Miller Legg served as the civil and transportation engineer for the project as part of the PGAL design team. The new building was delivered using BIM.
The project grew into several larger projects before scheduled completion including design, permitting, construction observation and closeout for new and realigned spine roads with one additional roundabout (including a Utility Corridor of telecommunication duct banks, electrical duct banks, chilled water lines, sanitary sewer gravity mains, sanitary sewer force mains, drainage system, water mains, gas mains, and irrigation mains). The new roadways and utilities were positioned to service the new parking garage, along with the proposed Medical Campus, proposed Stempel Complex, proposed Ambulatory Care Center, proposed Science Building and proposed Research Buildings scheduled for construction within the next three (3) to five (5) years.
Miller Legg prepared the paving, drainage, water, sewer, signing, marking, demolition and pollution prevention plans for the project. Miller Legg reviewed and prepared pedestrian movement plans in accordance with FIU’s latest master plan. The project included the design of a lift station to serve this project neighboring the site. The project included permitting with DERM and Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD). Miller Legg performed construction administration services including coordination during bidding, review of RFI’s, construction observation and closeout services.
Miller Legg prepared several traffic studies reviewing traffic counts and queuing analyses to propose a driveway connection from the east side of the parking garage to FDOT District 6. Miller Legg designed and is permitting the redesign and relocation of SW 10th Street and SW 108th Avenue to improve vehicular movement and flow for this portion of the campus in conjunction with the new parking garage and public facilities and considering the expansion of the future adjacent medical campus.
*Concept Art shown is the product of PGAL
- Award of Merit – University Category – FEFPA, 2012