Greater Orlando Aviation Authority


MCO South Terminal C Expansion


$2 billion+




Project Controls

Service Provided


Tourism is one of the key drivers of the Orlando economy. With the abundance of entertainment, theme parks, outdoor activities, and proximity to other popular destinations, Orlando averages tens of millions of visitors each year. To accommodate the extensive number of travelers, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) embarked on $2 billion + and 2M SF expansion project of the Orlando International Airport (MCO) South Terminal Complex C. This expansion allows for an additional 20 airplanes and has capacity for up to 12 million more passengers. It is a critical element for the region’s economic growth and will encompass connection points for the SunRail and Brightline High-Speed Rail services, linking to South Florida.

November 2015, KMI was enlisted to provide a multitude of services for the project. These services include:

  • Owner’s Representative
  • Project Controls/Cost Estimating
  • Change Order Management

12k acres

MCO has a landmass of more than 12K acres, making it the 4th largest airport, in landmass, in the United States.


COVID-19 has indeed been a challenge for almost all industries across the board. One of the hardest-hit sectors included airports. Airports worldwide have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of passengers. Given the significant drop in travel, budgets are heavily impacted and require airports across the globe to tightly manage costs and expenditures.


KMI has been diligently working in partnership with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority to ensure the project remains within budget while meeting airport and passenger needs. The terminal's immediate design was reconfigured to stay consistent with today’s volume of passengers while leaving room for additional gate expansions as demand increases.

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KMI was responsible for the full-time onsite oversight of all construction, representing the owner in projects consisting of waterside improvements, gangways (Passenger Boarding Bridges), precast multistory parking garages, new tilt-wall building construction and expansions and renovations of existing terminal buildings. The Port found their advice and problem solving to be immensely important to cost reduction, identification of value engineering (VE) savings, as well as demanding the specified high-quality product in a very time sensitive project. They are a highly valued partnership for CPA.

William E. (Bill) Crowe, P.E. Vice
President, Facilities, Engineering and Construction

Canaveral Port Authority

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