The Tom Bradley International Terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 22 kicked off construction of the new $1.5-billion Bradley West modernization project. The project comprises 1.25 million sq ft of new building area, including food/beverage and retail concessions, new premium lounge space, enlarged federal inspection/customs and border-protection facilities, and 15 new boarding gates. Enlarged passenger-seating/holding-room areas will be sized to accommodate the newest generation of aircraft, including the Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet and the Boeing B787 Dreamliner. Fentress Architects of Los Angeles designed the upgrade, and Walsh Austin Joint Venture of Los Angeles will construct it. The
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.