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Corradino Project Listed as One of The World’s 8 Most Spectacular Infrastructure Projects.

CNN has a list of the world's 8 most spectacular infrastructure projects. The New International Trade Crossing is on the list. That is a Corradino project. Another accomplishment that indicates Corradino is a "David in the land of the Goliaths".

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Corradino on Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Expansion Project

The Florida East Coast Railroad/US-1 structures are a major component of the FLL Runway Expansion. Motorist, trains and pedestrians will pass under the elevated 8,000' long runway through these tunnel structures. The structure in this particular photo will become the future northbound US-1 tunnel. The design builder is currently in the process of placing the first of over 800 precast beams. The tunnels will be equipped with a complete fire suppression system including a fire sprinklers deluge system, foam fire suppression system and smoke evacuation/ventilation system and must comply with the unique life safety requirements of tunnels to satisfy the requirements of the multiple authorities having jurisdiction. Adjacent to the structures a 7,000 SF utility building supports the structures and houses all fire suppression systems. These tunnels will become the third such structures in the state of Florida along with the Fort Lauderdale New River Tunnel and the new Port of Miami Tunnel. The Corradino Group is a key member of the Program Management Team of the Airport Expansion Program that currently includes the Runway Expansion Project, the 14 Gate Replacement terminal 4 project and all Related Enabling Projects.

Presentation at 14th TRB Applications Conference

The Corradino Group was part of a team of consultants retained by FDOT District 4 to conduct a PD&E study for implementing managed lanes for I-95 between Stirling Road in Broward County and Linton Boulevard in Palm Beach County. The type of managed lanes that would be developed for this project are known as high-occupancy-toll, or HOT lanes, and would be an extension of the 95 Express HOT lanes now operating between downtown Miami and the Golden Glades interchange in Miami-Dade County. In a nutshell, HOT lanes are physically separated from the existing general purpose lanes. A toll must be paid to use the lanes except for registered carpools with three or more occupants and buses. Trucks are not allowed in the HOT lanes. The tolls are assessed electronically with the same transponders used by the Florida Turnpike, so they are familiar to many south Florida resident. The tolls charged to use the lanes vary with the level of congestion in the HOT lanes. The whole idea here is to charge a sufficient toll to guarantee a trip of at least 45 miles per hour in the HOT lanes. When congestion starts to slow down travel in the HOT lanes, the toll is increased with the goal of encouraging travelers to use the general purpose lanes, thereby allow the HOT lanes to flow more freely. Conversely, when traffic in the HOT lanes is light, for example at night, the toll in the HOT lanes is reduced to encourage greater use of the HOT lanes. For most of the I-95 project, the HOT lanes will replace the under-utilized carpool lanes. The idea is to sell the excess capacity and provide a fast trip for a price. Managing the lanes is the primary goal. Revenue generation is a secondary goal.

Corradino's Srin Varanasi presented a paper at the 14th TRB Applications Conference in May 2013. Srin described how, for the I-95 managed lanes project, Corradino and FDOT developed a much more sophisticated models that report traffic, travel times, speeds, and revenues for all roads, including HOT lanes, for morning and afternoon rush hours, and for the rest of the day. To use these more detailed model results. Corradino used advances in travel demand analysis software to produce expected roadway flows, ramp volumes, and ramp-end intersection operation volumes for the proposed managed lane. The analysis also produced the required travel demand data files for operational microsimulation of the project.