PacRim Involved in Newly Approved LAX Terminal Modernization Improvements
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, JULY 28, 2017) The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved a renovation improvement project to modernize Terminal 2 (T2) and Terminal 3 (T3) and build a connector (T1.5) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Plans for terminal renovations are spearheaded by Delta Air Lines who plans to lease the terminals to Southwest Airlines. Delta Air Lines will invest up to US$1.9bn in the modernization project which includes upgrading the T2 concourse, demolishing and reconstructing the T3 concourse building, and demolishing and reconstructing the passenger and baggage (ticketing) facilities. Reconstruction of the gates could add up to four new gates between the two renovated terminals.
Our firm is supporting the ARUP team in providing utility engineering services. PacRim’s scope includes designing the relocation and addition of the utilities including fire, water, electrical and communication duct banks that will provide services to the terminals during multiple phases of the modernization.
According to LAWA, the proposed project would ease congestion and provide enhanced connectivity between the two terminals – both within the ticketing and check-in portion as well as post-security screening and would enable increased operational flexibility and efficiency.