Fort Lauderdale, Florida


This is one of the first BIM projects to utilize the newly adopted BCAD BIM standard. To establish the base for the model, KEITH utilized state-of-the-art survey equipment and a 3D laser scanner. The scanner shot more than 100,000 points a second while creating a complete 3D point cloud of existing conditions. The point cloud was used to begin modeling the existing building and establish a state-plane coordinate base location. KEITH created a model of the proposed improvements using Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D. Navisworks was used to run clash detections for the entire site. The KEITH Team populated the COBie data set as part of the BIM deliverable. Along with the COBie data set, IFC files were required. These files have been populated and were provided with the BIM deliverable. This project is LEED BD+C v3 classified.

More about FLL Terminal 3 Modernization

The major goal of the Terminal 3 Modernization was to improve the passanger experience by relocating and expanding the security check points in its two Concourses, E and F, changing the shops and restaurants from pre-security to post-security, and overall enhancement of the terminal’s appearance, adding new and renovating existing restrooms. This extensive modernization project is part of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Improvements and Renovations Program (FLLAIR). The FLLAIR’s main goal is to provide a better customer experience through modern facilities.

KEITH was responsible for the landside civil engineering design services and airside water distribution and sanitary sewer collection system design services. KEITH also provided vacuum excavation (impervious-airside) with the supporting surveying services. Design challenges included modification of water and sanitary sewer systems that were recently installed for the Terminal 3 Baggage System (CBIS) project.