LAX INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITY-WEST CELEBRATES CONCRETE TOPPING OUT
10/19/2020 09:30 AM
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Oct. 19, 2020
LAX Public Relations (424) 646-5430
LAX INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITY-WEST CELEBRATES CONCRETE TOPPING OUT
The last 600 of 72,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured to complete the fourth level deck and concrete superstructure ahead of schedule
A panoramic view of the final concrete section, which was poured on Saturday, Oct. 17.
(Los Angeles, CA) On Saturday, Oct. 17, Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Intermodal Transportation Facility-West (ITF-West), a new four-story parking structure and mobility hub located east of LAX, celebrated the ahead-of-schedule topping out of major concrete with the last of 72,000 cubic yards being poured. The 1.75 million-square-foot facility, which will provide travelers new options for pick-up and drop-off as well as parking, opens next summer.
The ITF-West will be the first of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program’s (LAMP) components to complete and open.
“Saturday's pour marked a significant morning for our airport and an important step forward in building a world-class airport,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports. “Topping out ahead of schedule is a testament to the effort of our LAWA Project Management team, our design-builder Swinerton, and each of the craft laborers who helped us reach this achievement. We look forward to the finishing touches being completed and opening this new state-of-the-art facility next summer.”
Click here or on the image below to see a short video of the project from first foundation pour to the topping out.
The final concrete pour on the fourth level deck.
The topping out comes less than a year after the first concrete foundation was poured in November 2019. On Saturday, approximately 600 cubic yards of concrete were poured to complete the fourth level deck and the overall concrete superstructure. In the two weeks leading up to the final pour, the team completed eight deck pours in just 13 days, totaling more than 150,000 square feet.
“Our trusted partnership with LAWA and our design and trade partners have greatly contributed to successfully topping out the concrete scope of work on time under our accelerated project schedule,” said Jeff Goodermote, Director, Parking Structures, Swinerton. “We are excited to continue to provide LAWA with best-in-class construction services to create the state-of-the-art parking facility that will serve LAX’s passenger needs.”
Once open, the facility will offer approximately 4,300 new parking stalls, with both short- and long-term parking options, and valet parking being phased in at a later date. Travelers will be able to reserve their parking ahead of time or simply drive-up and park the day they travel.
LAWA CEO Justin Erbacci (left) signs a falsework beam prior to the final concrete pour, which is the same beam Mayor Eric Garcetti signed at the project groundbreaking in July 2019.
A rendering of the ITF-West looking southeast.
The ITF-West will reach full optimization in 2023, when it connects to the Automated People Mover (APM) train system via pedestrian bridges on the south side of the facility. During the time prior to a direct connection to the APM, a shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from the LAX Central Terminal Area (CTA) when it opens next summer.
Smart parking features will also be incorporated into the facility, which allows travelers to know how full each level is with signage displaying remaining spaces, as well as aerial lighting with green lights noting open spaces and red lights marking unavailable spaces. This will help reduce the amount of vehicles idling and circling to try and find where to park.
While the concrete work has completed, there is still much to do prior to opening. Over the next several months elevators and escalators will be installed, interior painting and finishing work will continue, the cantilever walkway on the south side of the building that will connect to the APM station will complete and the construction of 94th Street, which is the access road into the ITF-West will commence.
The ITF-West is one of the major components of LAX’s LAMP, which includes the 2.25 mile APM elevated train system with six stations total – three inside the CTA and three outside, as well as a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility and roadway improvements.
LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.3-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.
LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX's ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City's general fund.
LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.
LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.
LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the "Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience" in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of "The World's Best Airports for Business Travelers" (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).
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