PortMiami Terminal F Upgrades

Miami-Dade County - Port Miami
Design team: 
Berenblum Busch Architecture Inc. (BBA)
Delivery method: 
1109 North Cruise Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
The PortMiami Cruise Terminal F project included demolition work and improvements such as renovating the existing terminal/passenger waiting areas, renovating the baggage storage and handling areas, change of use of the existing facility, demolishing part of the provisioning building to make space for the construction of a new 39,000-squarefoot embarkation building (passenger screening and ticketing), demolishing the existing passenger bridge and construction of the new 250-linear-foot passenger bridge. These upgrades and expansion provided improved passenger flow through the terminal building and provide improvements needed to meet the industry demand for larger vessels and make the facility compliant with cruise and security needs. 
Design-Build Services for Terminal F Upgrades included construction of new three-story structure, glass curtain wall system, concrete floor slabs, curbside restrooms, vertical circulation core systems (elevators, escalators and stairs), wayfinding, various ceiling finishes, Information Technology Systems, security systems (cameras and card access), connections to explosive detection systems for baggage, connections to body and baggage scanners, central paging system, sterile concourse extension leading to the PBBs with flexible operable glazing system. Also included site improvements such as a new Ground Transportation Area (GTA) for staging of additional buses, drop-off zones for taxis, limos and cars.