Two association awards for the Bradley Terminal modernization—the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International 2010 Project Controls: Project of the Year honor and a 2010 Constructor Award from the Associated General Contractors for "Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job – Builder Classification." The TBIT project also achieved a LEED-Existing Building Silver certification in 2010, the first such designation for a renovation project at a U.S. airport.

An Excellence in Concrete award from the American Concrete Institute's Southern California chapter, in recognition of "excellence in environmental usage of concrete on the LAX Crossfield Taxiway R project." The project team incorporated the use of pervious concrete in constructing a 1,600-space parking lot to accommodate airline tenants that the new taxiway was displacing.

Two awards from the California Preservation Foundation for the LAX Theme Building renovation: the Trustee Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation—the foundation's highest honor— and its Preservation Design Award for Preservation Technology.

A LEED-Gold certification for the new aircraft rescue and firefighting station.

The largest project under way is the Bradley West terminal expansion, scheduled for completion next year. A Walsh/Austin joint venture is the project's prime contractor and Fentress Architects is the designer. Breaking ground last year was a new $438-million central utility plant replacement project, set for an August 2014 completion. Both projects follow LAWA's Sustainable Design and Construction Guidelines and are seeking a minimum of LEED-Silver certification.

Other current major projects include:

Elevator, escalator and moving walkway modernization, a $270-million program to update 212 systems at LAX, to be finished in 2016.

In-line baggage handling and screening system program, an ongoing, $613-million modernization at all terminals.

Terminal 5 renovation, a $229-million project that broke ground last year and is slated for a 2015 completion.

Terminal 6 renovation, a $271-million project that broke ground in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed this summer.