Siemens Industry, Inc. retained JGM to provide 30% Bridging Documents as part of an overall Design/Build project and construction management for a new, 15,000 SF building to house baggage screening facilities for Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport. The project is unique, constructed over an existing terminal and located on an active airfield apron area with height and floor limitations in conjunction with below grade existing utilities, foundations and baggage claim carousels. In order to design the building, in-depth research and field verification of existing foundations, utilities, baggage handling equipment in Terminal 5 as well as confirming existing conditions in the adjacent Terminal 6 facility was required.
Constructability issues included the integration of new columns into and through an existing structural system without imposing new loads on the existing structural systems, as well as coordinating with existing tunnels and utilities on the AOA. Working with LAWA and Delta Airlines, a tightly chorographed construction phasing plan was developed that maintained airport operations, and facilitated material delivery. The project was Design/Build with JGM developing 30% bridging documents performing building code analysis, constructability review, site investigation, and coordination with multiple airport and municipal agencies. JGM also facilitated review and approval by City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs and documentation for environmental determination/clearance.