Piedroba was recently contracted by the Odebrecht USA - Central Florida Equipment joint venture to provide geotechnical consultancy services on the Fort Lauderdale Airport runway extension project. The extension of the southern runway, Runway 9R-27L, is necessary in order to accommodate larger commercial jet aircraft.
The consultancy work requested to be performed by Piedroba is mainly geared towards expanding and elevating Runway 9R-27L to an overall length of 8,000 ft and width of 150 ft, with an engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) at both runway ends, constructing a new full-length parallel taxiway 75 ft wide just north of Runway 9R-27L, and constructing connecting cross-field taxiways from the new full-length parallel taxiway to the existing taxiways and north runway.
About Odebrecht USA
Odebrecht entered the North American market in 1990–a natural step for a company with a global vision. Since then, Odebrecht USA has delivered vital infrastructure projects for federal, state and local governments, as well as important private developers. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Odebrecht USA also has offices in Louisiana and Texas. Diverse in site, scale and purpose, Odebrecht’s projects in the United States reflect a range of construction services for ports, airports, mass transit, rail, general building, bridges, highways, and environmental projects such as dams, levees, and floodwalls. In addition to engineering and construction expertise, the Odebrecht team has proven its skills in program management, procurement and construction, construction management, project finance and development, and design-build.