Submitted by Clark Construction Group

The $575-million Tom Bradley International Terminal Interior Improvements and Baggage Screening Systems Project @ LAX (TBIT project) significantly enhanced the 25-year-old terminal at the world’s sixth-busiest airport. The Clark/McCarthy, A Joint Venture project team completed more than 1 million sq ft of renovations and installed a new in-line baggage handling system in multiple phases over three years.

The existing TBIT facility was gutted and given a complete aesthetic and system renovation. New architectural features, information technology systems, and efficient MEP systems were installed. A new gate was constructed at the end of TBIT’s North Concourse to accommodate the 800-passenger Airbus 380. In March 2010, the TBIT project became the country’s first LEED-certified airport renovation. Though the original plans did not have a sustainability component, the project earned silver certification.

The project modernizes the terminal building with new interior finishes, lighting, paging, HVAC, IT, and directional systems to bring TBIT up to state-of-the-art standards and design among international terminals worldwide.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: Los Angeles World Airport, Los Angeles
General Contractor: Clark/McCarthy, A Joint Venture, Costa Mesa
Construction Management: Parsons, Pasadena
Architect: Leo A. Daly, Los Angeles
Civil Engineer: KPFF, Los Angeles
Structural Engineer: Leo A. Daly, Los Angeles
MEP Engineer: TMAD, Pasadena
Subcontractors: Bragg Crane & Rigging, Long Beach; Conco Cement, Los Angeles; ISEC, Los Angeles; Murray Co., Los Angeles