Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation, Expansion and Park Pavilion
The project includes the renovation and expansion of the existing Miami Beach Convention Center with the addition of a two-story ballroom and meeting space with parking located on the roof of the north and west addition. Additionally, the project includes the construction of a park pavilion just west of Convention Center Drive. The pavilion consists of a concrete structure that incorporates “umbrellas” that make up the roof and exterior shading spaces located in the City of Miami Beach, Florida.
Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) served as Geotechnical Engineer of Record for all construction aspects, which included deep foundations for the structures and ground improvement for roadways with areas with the difficult ground.
UES is currently serving as the materials testing and inspections firm for the City of Miami Beach for the renovation. Services include welding inspections, concrete field and laboratory testing, field and laboratory testing, fireproofing inspections, deep foundation inspections, floor flatness testing, pull testing, and general earthwork observations and consulting. The aggressive schedule requires multiple staff members at any given point with short notice.