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Cruise Terminal 3 imageC&S Celebrates the Completion of Cruise Terminal 3

C&S’s staff proudly welcomed the new Mardi Gras cruise ship to its newly constructed home, Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3, on June 4, 2021. Arriving with much fanfare to a crowd of hundreds, the ship is the largest in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet and is the first cruise ship operating in the Americas to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ship also boasts the first-ever roller coaster at sea. “It was heartwarming to see—not just this ship—but several others in port today preparing for passengers in the coming months,” said C&S project manager, Bryn Currie. “Having personal relationships with several folks in the cruise industry, it makes me happy knowing that they’re able to get back out on the water, and back to their livelihoods.”

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Bryn Currie

C&S played an integral role in the design of Cruise Terminal 3, a $163 million project which was built specifically to accommodate the 1,130-foot-long, 180,000-ton Mardi Gras. Having all engineering trades in house, C&S provided structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for the 188,000-square-foot terminal, which has the capacity to process the vessel’s 6,000+ passengers and crew. In addition to the terminal structure, a single-story baggage handling building and warehouse facility were also part of the project scope. All facilities were programmed to operate intelligently, and provide passive savings—both in security efforts and maintenance requirements.

For more information on the Cruise Terminal 3 project or to learn more about C&S’s terminal design capabilities, please contact Bryn Currie at (407) 422-1118 or bcurrie@cscos.com.

Engineer Spotlight – Kerrick Stegmeier II, PE

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Kerrick was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and spent the first 28 years of his life there. At the age of 14 he got his first summer job doing handyman type work. This and his love for math and science led to his decision to become an engineer. While he attended college at the University of Central Florida, he secured an internship with a local civil engineering firm as a part time intern/drafter. Two weeks after his hiring, C&S acquired the firm and Kerrick became a part of the C&S team. In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with a focus on structural. Kerrick has seen his career grow over the past 15 years, moving from Orlando to Tampa in 2015 to begin growing C&S’s Tampa presence. He currently resides just outside of Tampa with his wife and two children (ages 3 and 5) and has long-term plans to grow C&S into a substantial practice in Tampa.

Question & Answer with Kerrick Stegmeier

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map of 20 airports surveyedFAA’s Neighborhood Environmental Survey Sheds New Light on Annoyance

C&S’s Michael Hotaling gives an overview of the FAA’s Neighborhood Environmental Survey (NES), which informs FAA noise policy by evaluating community annoyance relative to aircraft noise around 20 U.S. airports.

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Orlando Executive Airport – Runway Incursion Mitigation

Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) is a key destination airport in the Central Florida area for corporate/business aviation travelers, conference delegates & exhibitors, and has become an active flight training, public safety and recreational flying airport. Orlando Executive is also a FAA designated general aviation reliever facility to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and is operated and managed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). In an effort to address airfield safety enhancements for aircraft, the FAA kicked off the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program in 2015. This program would seek to improve safety by mitigating runway incursions through runway or taxiway layouts.

Shortly after the program began, GOAA staff spearheaded and authored a RIM related airfield planning study. In 2017, airport staff developed detailed RIM related project justification to support the Authority’s planning study which was then reviewed by the FAA. These and other planning efforts later transitioned into a high priority FAA and FDOT agency funded airfield design and construction project, for which C&S served as the prime engineer.Orlando Executive Airport runway and taxiway

Studies identified three “hot spots” that would require mitigation. Hot Spot No. 1 was a large hold bay at the end of Runway 7 that no longer met FAA criteria. This project removed existing Taxiway E4 and the hold pad at the end of Runway 7. For the base bid, a new taxiway connector was built to meet standards for a Boeing 737 BBJ (ADG-III TDG aircraft) and was constructed of bituminous asphalt concrete pavement section. Ancillary items included a drainage system and basin modifications; new airfield edge lighting, signage, and markings along constructed areas; and updates to the airport lighting control and monitoring system (ALCMS) and electrical vault. The project also included two alternate bids for additional pavement geometry which constructed three hold bays for aircraft to perform ground run-ups prior to taxiing, as well as extended one of the hold bays to connect to Runway 7-25 for another taxiway for Boeing 737 BBJ aircraft.

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Doug Saunders

The project also included unique challenges such as constructing a new parallel taxiway through an existing pond, requiring settlement monitoring and evaluation of ten layout options for the hold bays. Design documents were completed in April 2019 with final project completion in 2020. The project was a well-received airfield safety and capacity enhancement project that will accommodate future aviation demand.

For more information on the Runway Incursion Mitigation project at ORL, please reach out to Doug Saunders (407) 422-1118 or dsaunders@cscos.com.

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C&S Celebrates Sustainability Achievements

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Coast Air Center Project Complete

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Revit – Shared Parameter Creation

When creating project standards in Revit, often times there will be parameters that will need to be common between projects. This is where creating a “Shared Parameters” file will come in. Shared parameters are defined as parameters that are stored independently from a project or Revit family. Parameters can be loaded into a family or project through the creation of a shared parameters file. Uses for parameters include intelligent data for title blocks, MEP technical data that communicates across trades, tags/schedules, and a vast array of options.

Create a Shared Parameters file

To create a new file, navigate to the “Manage” tab in Revit and click the “Shared Parameters” button to create a new file.

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Revit save test file

The shared parameters file will be a “.txt” text file. Revit will automatically remember the last file that was open/used regardless of the project or family.

Creating Shared Parameters

Adding a shared parameter to the new file starts with creating a new group. The group is an organizing tool that helps keep like parameters in the same location (example—creating a border information group).

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Then, create a new parameter within the group. Assign the parameter name, discipline and type here. Where the parameter “lives” will be assigned when loading the parameter into the family/project.

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Adding Shared Parameters into a Project

After creating the shared parameters, navigate to the “Manage” tab, click “Project Parameters” and load in the parameters. Don’t forget to assign the “Group parameter under:” & “Categories”, this determines where the parameter will exist and what it’s assigned to.

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Adding Shared Parameters into a Family

After creating the shared parameters, navigate to the “Create” tab, click “Family Types” and load in the parameters. The process of loading a parameter into a family is similar to the project protocol.

Adding shared parameters into a family


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