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Los Angeles International Airport Capital Improvement Program


LAX building

Los Angeles International Airport—one of the world’s busiest airports—is undergoing a multibillion-dollar capital improvement program. Program activities are designed to produce minimal disruption to daily airport operations, while improving both airside safety and the quality of service to passengers.

WSP USA is a member of the team that is providing integrated program management services for the improvement program. The team is integrated with the staff of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)—the airport operator—and brings the resources and expertise needed to deliver a range of individual projects on time and within budget. Our activities include spearheading the program’s project definition in order to develop overall implementation plans, capital budgets, and schedules for over $6 billion of capital improvements. The company’s role includes the management and leadership of all program/project definition activities; program quality control and quality assurance; program safety management; and project controls for airside and central utility plant elements.

Major program components include a new double-loaded concourse with 17 gates attached to the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT); expansion and passenger enhancements at the TBIT; and four new cross taxiways, including access tunnels and bridges. Other projects include planning and conceptual design for the integration of Terminals 1, 2 & 3 into an integrated terminal and concourse complex, and the replacement of the current central utility plant with a new sustainable cogeneration facility.

Many program elements are being undertaken to enable the airport to handle the newest generation of large aircraft. The ultimate build-out will include new gate positions and associated infrastructure to support a fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 787s.