Orlando Melbourne Air Traffic Control Tower


Project Summary

Orlando Melbourne Air Traffic Control Tower

Boys Electrical Contractors took part in a new project, the Orlando Melbourne International Airport’s new $7.1 million Air Traffic Control Tower, to replace the existing 52-year-old structure.

All improvements on this project were made while the busy 2,345-acre international airport stayed fully functional guiding 1,900 private and 167 commercial flights daily. This meant that all work was conducted around the nearby existing operational tower without creating any visual obstructions. Boys Electrical Contractors led the exterior lighting component of this complex and highly visible project.

Our solution featured precise electrical installation and innovative ways to coordinate with other trades that kept the project safe and on schedule. The new tower now sits 65’ taller than the existing tower, a full eight floors, offering 360-degree views of the Space Coast.

The 380 ft. of LED ribbon lighting on the exterior of the completed building resembles harbor-themed sails. Designing the lighting to follow the dramatic sweeping lines of the architecture required a unique precast tilt-wall within a tilt-wall structure that was precisely engineered and constructed off-site with Boys Electrical Contractors working alongside to ensure the electrical assemblies embedded in the walls would match perfectly upon installation.

The result is an outstanding, iconic beacon to the City of Melbourne.





5,400 SF

  • Distribution Equipment
  • 400Amp 120/208 Volt Service
  • Conduit and raceways for electrical and low voltage systems
  • Electrical feeds to HVAC, plumbing, exterior building signage, etc.
  • Electrical testing
  • Fire alarm system
  • Lightning protection, coordinating with the roofing subcontractor
  • Raceways for access doors and telecom work
  • Generator and ATS
  • Power to fire pump and booster pump
  • Voice/Data system
  • Site Lighting
  • Combination of fluorescent and LED lighting package