Langan Successfully Teams to Support Airports, Tunnels, Bridges, Roads, Eds and Meds
Infrastructure is on all of our minds lately, and with good reason. Everyone agrees that something must be done to enhance and expand what we have into what we need. Getting there, however, will require unique project delivery methods and teaming among public agencies with private developers and investors.
Hence public-private partnership (P3).
Around the world P3s are more commonly accepted. Yet here in the US, more needs to be done to make P3s more prevalent. Last month’s P3 Conference in Dallas featured great case studies on ground-breaking projects, which bodes well for the future.
Langan has been part of some great teams executing several stunning P3 projects, including the PortMiami Tunnel, and The Heights, a 2,000-bed dormitory on the campus of Montclair State University (MSU).
“As a consultant to the PortMiami Tunnel design-build team, Langan served as the geotechnical engineer for the tunnels, bridge widening, and roadway re-alignment,” said Rafael Pina, Senior Project Manager in Langan’s Miami office. “This award-winning project was a huge success, in large part because it was a truly collaborative process among public and private clients, as well as our project partners.”
Importantly, P3 also extends to “social infrastructure,” which includes public buildings, airports, hospitals, and universities. Langan was part of the first P3 enabled by the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act, in its work on The Heights at MSU.
“Capstone Development Partners and MSU collaborated seamlessly on this project to fix a significant housing shortage at the school,” said George Kelley, Senior Consultant, Langan. “This project required the design and construction of multiple buildings in a 13-month time frame, which would not have been possible without utilizing a P3 delivery method.”