T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) was the lead engineer for one of the shortlisted design-build teams that prepared 30% construction drawings for the FEC ICTF at Port Everglades, Florida. Although not selected for the final design, TYLI prepared a complete site layout for the ICTF, including 18,000 linear feet of working track with a quarter-mile double-track signalized connection to the FEC mainline track. The project was constrained to 42.5 acres and included nearly 30 acres of pavement for trailer storage and container stacking.
The facility was designed to accommodate trailer on flat car (TOFC) and container on flat car (COFC) operations with an ultimate capacity of 400,000 annual lifts. An alternative typical section was designed to accommodate future Rail-Mounted Gantry cranes.
TYLI designed all the major components of the project, including typical sections, crane movement diagrams, crane maintenance area, preliminary drainage layout, utility relocations, yard air, ingress/egress roadways, automated equipment identification (AEI) readers, and security fencing. The preliminary design also included domestic and international security gates with automated gate systems, an administration building, and a crane maintenance building. An operations simulation was prepared to demonstrate truck traffic flows, crane operations, and capacity analysis.