Bergelectric has been working under the direction of Hensel Phelps on South Terminal C Phase 1 since May of 2018. The 822,000-s.f. Airside Terminal for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) will feature 15 gates with a flexible configuration that will serve both international and domestic flights, accommodating up to 10 million passengers annually. The terminal can hold all different types of aircraft ranging from narrow body, jumbo to super jumbo. The three-floor facility will be adjacent to the South Airport APM Complex and Intermodal Transit Facility.
The Airside Terminal for GOAA is near completion and Bergelectric has been involved since the preconstruction phase.
“We have used an extensive amount of BIM on this project,” said Bergelectric’s Regional Vice President, Garret Smith. Bergelectric’s in-house BIM Department is anticipated to work approximately 20,000 hours on coordination efforts that include trench layout, equipment layout, deck inserts, prefabrication spool drawings, and as-builts. “Our BIM Department has really gone to the next level for us on this project—from the utilization of cutting-edge software to the advancement of our prefabricated components,” Smith added.
Bergelectric’s BIM Department used BIM 360 Design, a cloud-based service which connects project teams with centralized access to project data. By utilizing BIM 360 Design, Bergelectric has been able to work on the OIA South Terminal C project from various locations across the country via cloud servers, enabling the team to see changes to the model instantaneously, from any location.
GTP Wireworks is another technologically advanced software that Bergelectric’s BIM Department has been utilizing. This software enables Berg’s team to sync their single-line feeder schedule to their equipment families in Revit. It allows them to supply a live single-line diagram within Revit that monitors conduit totals between equipment—including loads, bends and quantities.
Bergelectric opened up a new 8,500-s.f. prefabrication warehouse near the airport to accommodate the massive amount of prefabrication components that are being installed at South Terminal C. Prefabricated components include lighting control panels, custom switchgear ‘skids’, and overhead conduit racks. All prefabricated assemblies are built at the off-site warehouse using models from Bergelectric’s BIM Department.
Despite a few unforeseen challenges that have included minor damage from a hurricane, alligators on the jobsite, and a few jobsite shutdowns due to complications from the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Bergelectric’s work crews have strived to keep this massive project on track for GOAA.
Substantial completion for South Terminal C Phase 1 is currently scheduled for February 2022.