Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed
Given the project’s complexity (keeping the existing 50-year-old plant in service to the airport during construction without affecting ongoing operations) in addition to potential risks and hazards, the owner chose the design-build delivery method to seek the optimal solution for its new central utility plant.
The Los Angeles International Airport Central Utility Plant Replacement project (LAX CUP) provided one of the world’s busiest airports with a modern, state-of-the-art, computer-managed utility plant. The design-build effort greatly improved the reliability and efficiency of the airport’s utility service and helped the owner provide an enhanced passenger experience.
Client/Owner: Los Angeles World Airports
Design-Builder: Clark/McCarthy, A Joint Venture
General Contractor: Clark/McCarthy, A Joint Venture
Architects: Arup Group, Gruen Associates
Engineer: Arup Group
Specialty Contractors: Murray Company, Johnson Controls
Specialty Consultant: Greenform
Other Team Member: Sasco (Electric)
Duration of Construction: 62 months
Project Cost: $295,068,021