Project Description

Southwest Airlines has undertaken a major renovation program for the nearly 30-year-old Terminal 1 to improve the interior, the outdoor aircraft parking ramp area, and the traffic flow around the Central Terminal Area of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Terminal 1 opened in 1984 and is in need of modernization to accommodate the needs of a technology-rich, post-9/11 world. Because building systems are nearing the end of their useful life in the space, this renovation will replace them with more efficient, environmentally-friendly equipment. The upgrades include: a new state-of-the-art, consolidated security screening checkpoint; a fully automated checked baggage inspection and sorting system; an integrated passenger waiting room/concessions program; refurbished arrival/baggage claim area; replacement of the passenger boarding bridges; renovations to airline support office space; relocation of the main entrances towards the west end of the building to ease traffic congestion; new ramp pavement and hydrant fuel system improvements.

Our Role

Comprehensive quality control services for the Contractor, Griffith Company. The quality control scope included development of Quality Control Plan, all inspection and testing services for all airside work including civil, electrical and taxiway / apron paving activities for the entire air side. An onsite laboratory was setup to perform all materials testing needs.