Orlando International Airport South Terminal Passenger Complex
BASE Consultants performed design and construction administration for the Passenger Drop-Off Lobby (PDL) and the Central Energy Plant (CEP), part of the South Terminal Passenger Complex, which is the first building being designed and constructed in the new Orlando International Airport South Terminal Complex. The PDL is a four story building with large open spaces and a complicated lateral system. Building features include long span floors and roof, 75 ft. tall unbraced columns, radiused building façade, roof, and slab edges. In front of the building is a 430 ft. long drop off canopy featuring exposed structural steel with architectural connection detailing. The CEP is a large 17,000 s.f., 28 ft. tall insulated tilt up building with an adjacent cooling tower structure. The cooling tower is surrounded by 35ft tall cantilever walls.