U-Beam Form

People Mover Guideway at Miami International Airport

U-BEAM FORM WITH ADJUSTABLE END VOIDS

U-BEAM FORM WITH ADJUSTABLE END VOIDS

The Miami International Airport People Mover is an automated system that currently connects the airport's terminals to the off-site airport rental car facility and Miami Central Station, a major transportation hub that includes a hub for Tri-Rail, Metrorail and Amtrak rail services.

The elevated precast guideway was built using 78-inch U-beams produced by Standard Concrete Products in Tampa with formwork built by Hamilton Form. The U-Beam package included a 4 x 66-inch extra-sturdy soffit and 78-inch sloped side forms with Vibrotrack for exterior vibration.

To allow for different product lengths, the interior voids were built in 20, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2-foot sections. Two adjustable end voids were built. The 4-foot section can be adjusted at any increment from 4 to 5 foot. The 5-foot section expands up to 6 foot. This permits the internal end diaphragm to be adjusted anywhere from 9 to 11-feet.

U-BEAM FORM WITH ADJUSTABLE END VOIDS

U-beam form in production

U-BEAM FORM WITH ADJUSTABLE END VOIDS

Adjustable end void

U-BEAM FORM WITH ADJUSTABLE END VOIDS

The longest beams weigh 277,000 pounds.