Orlando International Airport
Matern provided mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering for the Automated People Mover (APM) facility within the South Terminal Complex. The scope of the program includes a 2,400 car parking garage, the South Airport APM Complex station, renovation of the APM station in the North Terminal, completion of the APM guideway structure to the South Airport APM Complex station, modifications to the APM guideway structures (fixed facilities only) to Airside 1 and 3, roadways, bridges, site work, and all associated infrastructure.
The project consists of an approximately 106,000 square foot multi-story building with a mezzanine. The facility is planned for operationally accommodating the APM as well as several other modes of transportation. The structure will be a combination of concrete columns on pilings and steel beams, girders, and long-span trusses. Exterior curtain walls, elevators, and escalators will also be included.
Highlights of the mechanical design include chilled water single-zone VAV packaged air handling units upwards of 30,000 CFM supply air each. The “skybridge” connecting the garage to the APM is all curtain-wall glass and has a dedicated 12,000 CFM air-handling unit conditioning it. The project is fully designed in Revit and coordinated through Navisworks to detect and resolve all clashes prior to construction. The garage includes chilled water air-handling units serving the elevator lobbies and multiple dedicated mini-split systems serving all electrical and IT rooms throughout. The APM connects directly with the Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) and shares a main 4-story concourse. The entire building is served by a dedicated smoke control system controlled and monitored by the fire alarm system.
Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection