Construction firm Burns & McDonnell has been contracted to provide key design services for a new concourse project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California, USA. The new 700,000ft² Midfield Satellite Concourse is scheduled to open in 2020 and will further boost capacity and reliability at the airport.
Burns & McDonnell will design the concourse underground fueling system, special systems, and ramp services including passenger boarding bridges. The company will also provide commissioning services for the project and supervise other engineering work performed by sub-consultants. The special systems being designed by Burns & McDonnell will incorporate the latest in technology including IT, electronic displays and wi-fi capability.
The satellite concourse is intended to fulfill two roles by providing substitute gates while renovation work occurs at other LAX terminals in the coming years, and ultimately providing additional capacity for domestic and international travelers.
Jim Rosick, project manager with the aviation and federal division of Burns & McDonnell, said, “The new gates will help LAX continue to serve travelers without interruption while pursuing other renovation projects. Once those renovations are completed, the concourse will be a world-class facility to accommodate additional air service.”
Design work is currently underway and major construction work is expected to begin in 2017. In time, another eight gates could be added to the Midfield Satellite Concourse, bringing the total to 19.
Image courtesy of Corgan in association with Gensler