Expertise Helps Drive Strategic LAX Projects

Xcel Mechanical continues to play an increasingly critical role in the $14 billion Capital Improvement Program at LAX – considered the largest public works program in the history of the City of Los Angeles.

Our company’s Engineering, Project Management and Field Teams are working under two separate contract awards as part of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The goal of the program is to integrate existing LAX Terminals with the soon-to-be-constructed Automated People Mover (APM) system.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) awarded Austin Commercial a $336.5 million contract to design and build three ‘terminal cores’ as part of the LAMP Program. The terminal cores will consist of new and upgraded facilities that will be built in key locations around the terminal area to provide staircases, escalators, elevators and walkways that will connect LAX’s terminals with the new APM.

Austin Commercial released two terminal core packages in late summer. Our company generated competitive proposals for both, winning the larger of the two— the “Tom Bradley International Terminal Cores & APM Interface”, a contract to design and then build both the Mechanical and Plumbing scopes. Last Spring new General Contracting partner Hensel Phelps our company the American Airlines 4.5 Terminal Core Project.

Both contact awards were the result of strategic business pursuits that built upon the solid resume of our veteran LAX Project Management and Field Teams, said company President Kevin Michel.

“These were targeted business pursuits that required demonstrated Proof of Performance at LAX, and a total team effort. Now it’s up to all of us to deliver to our new clients.”