Having a strong track record of working with airports, the MIW team already had a good idea of the essential requirements of MIA. But with an equally strong understanding that every client and location is different, it was important to fully grasp what the MIA Project Management Team were looking for, and how MIW could best provide the equipment needed to meet passenger’s needs and achieve the airport’s sustainability targets.
From a technical perspective, MIW had an advantage when it came to equipment selection, as the company only works with WRAS approved water dispensers. Narrowing down the selection to units that allowed for wheelchair accessibility, were easy to use without need for multilingual explanation, and heavy duty enough to withstand any accidental or deliberate damage in the course of use, the team came up with two suggested units. The Halsey Taylor OVL-II Bi-Level Fountain for those who need to just drink and go. And the Halsey Taylor HTHBLR-WF bottle filler, for passengers able to refill on the move. Both units are sleek and attractive, and could be easily accommodated into the design aesthetic of the airport.
After in depth consultation with the Project Management Team, four of each unit were selected for MIA. And to ensure that that they worked with the architecture of the site, MIW was able to provide MIA’s Project Managers with BIM files, technical and specification details to allow for comprehensive planning.
Once the water dispensers had been identified, the MIW team worked closely with MIA’s onsite Technical Team to coordinate and oversee installation, providing remote support throughout the process.