The Challenges

With increased passenger volumes expected at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), along with city officials, hired an architectural firm to develop a design concept for the modernization of the Bradley International Terminal at LAX – transforming the airport with a design that is claimed will both dramatically enhance the passenger experience and re-establish LAX as a modern U.S. gateway in a competitive global market.

This new construction project was built without the use of public funds at a cost of 4 billion dollars and employed 40 thousand construction workers in various trades over a seven year construction time frame. In addition to the infusion of new jobs it also provided a boost to the local economy.

BEST is proud to be one of the contractors selected to work on this new terminal. BEST has been part of construction projects for LAWA, a division of the LA City Government, for many years mainly refurbishing the aging terminal roofing systems and is therefore familiar with working in the airports during normal business activities. This project however is somewhat different. BEST Metal Division had the contract to provide and install metal soffits and metal panels on all of the new buildings.

Project Data

Building Use: Airline Terminal
Scope of Work: Metal Panels
Location: Los Angeles International Airport, CA
General Contractor: Walsh-Austin
Project Value: $7,100,000
Completion Date: May 2013