University of Miami – Converge Miami

The research and development park provides office and laboratory space for companies to collaborate with UM researchers, making it easier to turn scientific discoveries into commercial products. The 1.4-million SF research and development complex includes multiple mid-rise buildings and associated parking structures. Langan prepared paving, grading, and drainage plans to expand the surface parking field and obtained a “Drainage Connection Permit” from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which was required because the project abuts an FDOT-operated roadway. We also performed a geotechnical exploration to evaluate the subsurface conditions, spearheaded the pile load test program, and conducted earthwork monitoring and testing, which was complicated by environmental impacts in the soil and groundwater. Our detailed evaluation of excavated materials allowed for the reuse of materials as structural fill and pavement base course. This avoided the need for imported fill, resulting in considerable cost savings.