Midfield Satellite Concourse Interterminal Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion


Los Angeles World Airports
Client: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: Unavailable at this time
Completion Date: 2008-2011


Role

AVA, as a part of the HMM Team of Consultants, was involved from the inception of this project with Tunnel Methodology, Conceptual Concourse Station Design, and Alternative Route Analysis Studies. AVA worked closely with the client and the consultants to assess needs, determine the most efficient circulation requirements, and to recommend the design and construction strategy best suited for moving the project forward. Upon completion of this phase, AVA was involved in the architectural and engineering design for the underground stations, and interfaces with the Tom Bradley International Terminal and the Midfield Satellite Concourse. In addition, AVA coordinated and designed ancillary equipment facilities with other systems such as baggage handling.

Description

As part of the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) Capital Improvements Program, the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX was expanded to provide for the new generation of large-size airplanes, such as the Airbus A380, and to accommodate projected increased passenger capacity over the next decades. As part of this expansion, new gates were to be added to the existing Tom Bradley International Terminal facility, and a new Midfield Satellite Concourse to be added at a location removed from the existing terminal. An underground tunnel connection between the two terminals was envisioned to contain passenger walkways, an automated people mover (APM) rail link including stations, a baggage transfer tunnel, and utility corridors. The existing Tom Bradley International Terminal is expected to remain operational during the design and construction phases, adding to a complexity of challenges.

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