Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) – California

Project Details
  • Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Contract Value

$737 million

Project Duration


Services Provided

Program/construction management

Terminal Modernization

TBIT’s departures Level 3 entrance

The Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) major renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the world’s fourth busiest airport, was a 38-month, $737 million project that called for interior improvements and baggage system/security enhancements at TBIT. These upgrades were necessary to meet the increased growth of passengers and the requirements of the post-9/11 Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Parsons provided program/construction management for this project. Our services encompassed:

  • Construction of north screening facility
  • Construction of south screening facility
  • Renovation of U.S. Customs baggage claim area
  • Installation of passenger boarding bridges (PBBs)
  • Coordination of design management
  • Oversight of construction
  • Administration and management of contracts
  • Program and project controls (with scheduling and cost forecasting/control)
  • Management of change orders and claims
  • Startup and turnover of facilities
  • Closeout and warranty support

Enhancing Security and Efficiency

The renovation consisted of modernizing all of TBIT’s public areas and systems. In addition to enhancing security and efficiency, the renovation made the terminal more comfortable and convenient. TBIT’s extensive modifications included the following tasks:

  • Constructed 5-level north screening facility (39,000 ft²) incorporating nine large explosive detection systems (EDSs)
  • Constructed 2-level south screening facility (6,500 ft²) incorporating four large EDSs
  • Constructed two new large aircraft (NLA) gates for the A380 (airbus) operations. Install 19 new PBBs at all 12 passenger gates to accommodate larger aircraft requirements
  • Renovated interior area of departures ticketing (98,000 ft²)
  • Renovated interior area of departures concourses and bus gate hold room (109,000 ft²)
  • Renovated interior area of arrivals concourses (52,000 ft²)
  • Renovated interior meeters and greeters area (49,000 ft²)
  • Renovated interior U.S. Customs baggage claim area (41,300 ft²)
  • Renovated interior 2-level walkway and concessions (19,000 ft²), and add passenger enhancements.
  • Updated in-line baggage conveyor system (15,000 linear feet)
  • Modernized all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) in all public areas and systems
  • Provided new and upgraded information technology (IT) systems and related infrastructure to improve security and communications throughout TBIT

LAX’s First LEED Project

To keep with the sustainable “green” building policy adopted by the Los Angeles Board Airport Commissioners in January 2007, TBIT was the first project at LAX to incorporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

We have continually provided project and construction management services to the Los Angeles World Airports from 2006 to present.

Featured Jul 2009/Updated Aug 2017

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