Monorail Beam Extension
RS&H served as the lead designer as part of the design-build team selected to design and construct an extension of the existing Monorail System at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The team was responsible for the development of alternatives, final design plans, specifications, permitting, and supporting design calculations to complete the project. The extension was developed to provide access and connectivity for the Monorail Tow Tractor and Work Cart while connecting it to the current monorail system. The project included foundation and guideway support structures, switches, electrification, power generation, lighting, and OSHA compliant maintenance catwalk along the entire length of the segment. All design was provided in conformance with the original monorail system design specifications. The construction drawings required permitting through the Reedy Creek Improvement District and construction activities were held to the high standards of Disney Development. The project was a design-build contract and construction operations were limited to third-shift evening operations to limit impacts to park operations.