As the Carnival Cruise Line prepared to launch a new, post-Panamax Conquest-class cruise ship, the Canaveral Port Authority had a problem. The terminal where passengers would embark on the luxury cruiser was undersized and obsolete. The world’s second busiest cruise port trusted Haskell to make their dream terminal a reality.
Beyond the need to serve an additional 1,000 passengers, the terminal required substantial upgrades to the existing 100,000 square-foot structure. Along with a new entry and new two-story passenger and baggage handling areas, the boarding bridges were enlarged and fitted with continuous sliding doors to accommodate new mobile passage gangways.
The project was fast tracked and demolition began before design documents were complete. Haskell’s discovery efforts during demolition led to hundreds of opportunities for collaboration as the team carefully coordinated field changes brought on by existing conditions. In addition to meeting the schedule, the team worked closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to ensure full compliance with Federal requirements.
Ken Yuille had worked as a concrete finisher for his entire career when he joined Haskell in 2006. He’s now a project superintendent...