Client:Orange County Public Schools
Location :Orlando, Florida
Budget :$17,340,804
Architect :BRPH
Completion :August 2019

Orange County Public Schools Pine Hills Bussing Compound

A Design Build Project for the redevelopment of the existing Pine Hills Bus Depot Complex located at 5146 North Pine Hills Road in Orlando, Florida will take place. The project will consist of new and replacement facilities for OCPS Fleet/Bus Maintenance, new North Learning Community Offices and new satellite Northwest Area Maintenance Offices on the existing 97-acre site. Major elements of the project include Design and Construction of a new Fleet Maintenance Facility of approximately 70,000 gross square feet, which will house and facilitate the ongoing maintenance and operation of the OCPS vehicle fleet for this area of the school district. The Fleet Maintenance Facility will include fleet maintenance offices, a garage, bus wash facilities, fueling facilities, and a drivers’ lounge. Parking at the facility should accommodate 400 buses. Design and construction of a new North Learning Community Office Building of approximately 17,300 gross square feet which will house the North Area Superintendent’s offices and support functions. It will include design and construction of a new satellite maintenance office of approximately 5,300 gross square feet for OCPS Northwest Area Maintenance offices and support functions. The existing facilities will remain in operation during the construction of the new facility. General scope items within the site package include, but aren’t limited to: new bus and vehicle parking areas, assessment, demolition, improvement and/or expansion of existing parking areas, underground utilities, storm water drainage system, landscaping, irrigation, and site lighting. Expected deliverables include, but aren’t limited to: Program Verification Reports, Traffic and Access Evaluation Studies, Cost Estimates, Construction Documents, Phasing Plans, FISH Plans, the OEF 208 Form, Design Calculations, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Color Charts and Finish Schedules, and Project Schedules. The Design Build team will be required to design the project to comply with a sustainable building ratings system or a national model green building code per Florida Statutes.


Paving on the North and West sides of the fueling island and bus wash began on Tuesday 07/30/19. Modifications to the North entry began on Tuesday 7/30 and the valley curb is in place. Paving of the north entry will be complete prior to Wednesday 8/7/19 when the buses resume full operation. Lime-rock is being placed on the South side of Phase 3 and subgrade is being graded on the East side of the maintenance building. The vehicle lifts, consoles and fluid distribution piping is in place. The AHU and condensing units are set in place and refrigerant piping is being installed to connect the units. Equipment start-up is projected for Friday 8/9. Installation of porcelain floor tile and ceramic wall tile began Monday and is projected to complete next Wednesday, 8/14. Painting is 60% complete. Ceiling grid is being installed at column lines 1-6. Tracks for the overhead roll-up doors are 85% complete and installation of the rollers and curtains will follow.