Broward County Courthouse

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Project Overview

Cleveland Construction, Inc. performed the general trades package on a new 20-story, 741,000 SF Civil and Family Courthouse that features 45 full-size courtrooms, 12 smaller courtrooms, 18 hearing rooms, and staff and support spaces.

The project also included the construction of pedestrian bridges and improvements to the existing east wing of the existing courthouse facility. The first step of the project involved demolishing the existing 400-space parking garage to make room for the new 20-story courthouse tower.  Following completion of this demolition, the older portion of the judicial complex was also demolished, and a new 500-space parking garage was constructed.

Cleveland Construction’s scope of work included furnishing and installing the building’s cold-formed metal framing, sheeting, thermal insulation, gypsum board assemblies, portland cement plastering, interior acoustical plastering, aluminum wall cladding system, and bullet resistant protection.

The Broward County Courthouse received LEED Gold certification by the USGBC for its sustainable design, which uses approximately 22-percent less energy and 38-percent less water than a typical building of its size and purpose.


  • Location
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Owner
    Broward County Board of Commissioners
  • Architect
    Spillis Candela & Partners/Heery/Cartaya Joint Venture
  • Completion Date
    July 2015


Services Provided

  • Interior Trades (Self-Perform)
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling

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