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Port of Miami – Cruise Terminals D & E

Miami-Dade County, Florida

Market Sector

Ports and Marine


Passenger and Cruise Facilities

Services Provided

Design, Program Management



The Port of Miami, which processed cruise traffic of more than 4.15 million passengers in 2010, is commonly referred to as the “Cruise Capital of the World.” It accommodates some of the largest passenger ships in the world, serving such major cruise lines such as Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. In order to meet the demands of Miami’s growing tourism industry, it was determined that the construction of new Cruise Terminals D & E were needed.

Project Highlights:

  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Analysis
  • Design Review
  • New Terminal Structure

As consultants to Miami-Dade County, the firm was retained as an expert in terminal design to conduct value engineering analysis of the proposed design by others in order to identify alternatives that would result in potential cost savings. The purpose was to optimize the design in relation to short-term capital cost, as well as long-term costs such as those for maintenance and energy. The firm was able to propose alternates to the proposed design resulting in a consequential savings of over $2.7M.