COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 16th staff at Biltmore Construction will begin working remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 health risk. We are doing this to ensure the safety of our clients, employees and subconsultants by reducing the chance of spreading the virus.

Our proactive strategy prevents interruptions to day-to-day operations and we expect business to continue as normal.

We are proud of our long successful relationship with the Florida Department of Health and applaud them for the work they are doing during this difficult time. Biltmore has converted lab facilities during various health scares and stands ready to assist during COVID-19. Our quick response is proven during a crisis. For example, during Hurricane Irma, the Department of Corrections deployed us within 24 hours to repair 70 roofs in a very short period of time.

Foundations Underway for Plantation Key Courthouse

Biltmore is now laying the foundations of Monroe County’s new Plantation Key Judicial Courthouse and Detention Facility. The completed 48,000 square foot facility will be an efficient consolidation of several government offices. The finished complex will include the 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida, State Attorney’s Office, Monroe County Clerk of Court’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Public Works Office.

The two-story courthouse includes three courtrooms, judges chambers, and Clerk of the Court’s civil and criminal offices. The construction also includes a new on site parking garage. The new on-site detention facility will cover 11,000 square feet and include a 57-person bunk room. In addition, the building features improved electronic security control and devices, Control Room, and Officer’s Bunk Room.

Built on an active site adjacent to the old courthouse facility all buildings will feature improved security and technology. Another key improvement is the facility will be hardened to withstand sustained winds over 150 MPH. The sitework also includes new paving, improved drainage, and full landscaping. Anticipated completion is Spring of 2022.

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Work Begins on the FIU Emergency Management Center

Biltmore Construction has recently begun construction on Florida International University’s new Public Safety and Emergency Management Center. The expansion will address two key concerns for the University: 1) Providing dedicated space for safety and security personnel 2) Create an updated emergency operations center.

The project involves the conversion of the second floor of an active parking garage to provide an expanded emergency operations center built to withstand Catagory-5 storms. The complex will also include service operations, equipment storage, offices, conference rooms and break rooms.

Biltmore will also be renovating the adjacent space to include a locker room, sleeping space, laundry service space, showers, food storage and offices that will be used by essential FIU personnel during emergency events. This ensures all necessary departments can remain in operation during any emergency.

The project will adhere to all University conservation strategies and will be LEED certified. Anticipated completion is Spring of 2021.

Plantation Key School Official Ribbon Cutting

On March 31st Plantation Key School will be having their official ribbon cutting event. Biltmore has been proud to serve as the construction management firm for this unique school. We are excited to see what the future holds for this campus and its students.

Plantation Key School is a State-of-the-Art school providing a 21st century learning environment for the local community. This specialized facility is a two-story, cast-in-place structure designed to withstand Category-5 storms. The new school houses many new and unique features such as a marine-science lab, waterside amphitheater, flexible learning spaces and a “Science-On-a-Sphere” lab which uses a global display system to project real time information from all over the globe.

Our work also included site redevelopment. The outdoor ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, physical education and gymnasium structure as well as three new playgrounds and amphitheater were all phased on an occupied campus while the new school was built and the existing school was demolished.