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Klorman Construction Wins LAX Bradley West Structural Concrete Job

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Klorman Construction reports that it has been selected as a subcontractor on the Bradley West Project, which calls for the complete renovation, reconfiguration and a new West Terminal of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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The Woodland Hills-based firm will construct the structural concrete portion of the terminal -- a seven-story building that will total more than 665,000 sq ft. The project will also feature a baggage level footprint of roughly 158,000 sq ft, with 24-in.-thick retaining walls and architectural concrete towers standing nearly 90 ft tall.

Walsh Austin Joint Venture is the construction manager on the project. Fentress Architects is the architect and John A. Martin & Associates is the structural engineer.

Airport officials plan to expand the Tom Bradley International Terminal by 1 million sq ft to make room for ticketing desks, security screening, lounges, shops and restaurants.

The project also calls for the construction of 14 new airline gates, capable of handling the next generation of super-sized jumbo jets, including the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Klormanís role encompasses being the main structural concrete contractors, including excavation and backfill, concrete formwork, steel reinforcement, concrete ready mix material, concrete pumping, concrete placing and finishing, hoisting and support equipment, below grade waterproofing with sub-drainage system, concrete accessories, chemicals and equipment.

The Bradley West Project is expected to create 4,000 construction-related jobs during the four-year project schedule.

Klorman says its virtual design and construction department is responsible for the BIM, a way to effectively and efficiently manage the project and coordinate various tasks, including concrete formwork, shop drawings, scheduling and resource management.

BIM also allows for the early detection of potential issues in the timing and implementation of different aspects of the multi-million-dollar project.

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