Taxiway P and Associated Projects at LAX
Connico provided estimating and scheduling for this project.
Connico provided cost consulting and probable construction scheduling services during the design phase of the project. The project included the construction of approximately 3,600 feet of new full-strength taxiway pavement, parallel to Taxiway R between Taxiway B and Taxiway E. This new taxiway was initially designated Taxiway C14 and renamed to Taxiway P. The project was constructed to Aircraft Design Group VI standards, including all required signage, lighting, and markings. Implementation of the construction activities associated with Taxiway P included a total of 23 phases.
For this Taxiway P project, significant enabling projects were included such as: Closure and filling in of World Way West east of Coast Guard Road, between Coast Guard Road and the Taxiway R bridge section; Demolition of the US Airways Maintenance Facility; Closure/removal of five (5) Remain Over Night Parking Positions; Construction of a new Water Deluge System for American Airlines Hangar; Demolition of the existing Water Deluge System; Modification of Airfield Lighting Vault 2; and Other related utilities and infrastructure relocations or removals.
Other enabling projects included in the project were: Design/continuation of new reclaimed water lines; Design/continuation of new electrical duct bank; Methane mitigation coordination for Airfield Lighting Vault 2, and new methane mitigation design for new Water Deluge System Pump House; Relocation of overhead power lines along Coast Guard Road; Relocation of overhead communication lines along Coast Guard Road; Relocation of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vault/Transformer; Re-feed of electrical power to beacon at the intersection of Coast Guard Road and World Way West; and Demolition of the Maintenance Building and associated electrical shack, including environmental mitigation.
Challenges & Solutions
The major challenge was in preparing the probable construction schedule so as not to impact the construction activities associated with the LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse construction that occurred during the progression of design of the Taxiway P project. The Taxiway P project required the closure of World Way West roadway and the associated tunnel, including demolition and placement of major embankment to bring the elevation to the required grade of Taxiway P. World Way West roadway and the associated tunnel were being utilized as the access for the LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse construction activities. The convergence of both of these projects required weekly communication with the Taxiway P project design team to ensure that the most up-to date milestone for the closure of World Way West roadway and the associated tunnel were included in the Taxiway P probable construction schedule. This led to multiple iterations and revisions of the schedule based on reviews by the design team. Constant communication with the LAX Airport personnel was instrumental in preparing the probable construction schedule.
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