The final steel beam for the roof of the $2-billion Intuit Dome—the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers—was placed in March. In the eight months leading up to the topping out of the Inglewood, Calif., facility, approximately 10,500 tons of structural steel was placed in the bowl, including seven roof trusses weighing 200 tons each. When completed prior to the 2024-2025 NBA season, the 1.3-million-sq-ft, 18,000-seat multipurpose arena will include five basketball courts, a practice facility and an office building. AECOM-Hunt and Turner Construction Co. are serving as construction managers for the arena with Anderson Barker Architects and Walter P Moore as the structural engineer.

Women in Construction

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As part of Women in Construction week in March, employees of Boston-based Shawmut participated in and hosted women-led events and jobsite tours nationwide. A tour in Los Angeles led by senior project manager Courtney Smith and Shawmut assistant project manager Veronica De Leon surveyed the progress on the UCLA Nimoy Theater. The project is transforming the historical Crest Theater, a 440-seat movie house from 1940, into a state-of-the art, 299-seat live production theater. The event was part of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 25th annual Women in Construction week highlighting the initiatives and work of women within the construction industry.