Innovation in Megaprojects
WINNER Jacobs and Bouygues Civil Works Florida | Miami, Florida, United States
Port of Miami Tunnel and Access Improvements
For over 20 years, the Florida Department of Transportation studied the feasibility of a tunnel connecting Miami’s highway system directly to
Port of Miami, one of the busiest cruise and cargo ports in the United States. Finally, advances in tunneling technology and the joint effort of
experienced engineers from the United States and Europe proved to be the key success drivers on this USD 1.2 billion project to plan, design,
and construct the Port Miami Tunnel.
The project teams from Jacobs and Bouygues Civil Works Florida used Project Wise to exchange information not only among the design teams
that participated on this project, but also among the construction teams–enabling work sharing, content reuse, and real-time feedback.
MicroStation, Power GEOPAK, LEAP, and STAAD were also deployed on this megaproject. Together they delivered a high return on innovation
and allowed the user to produce the most cost-efficient solution and avoid unnecessary and costly redesigns.