September 6, 2017by The Conco Companies

The Conco Companies recently embarked on another challenging project in Southern CA.  This time we are providing a full range of concrete services for the Midfield Satellite Concourse North and the Baggage Optimization Project (BOP) that are part of a new addition to LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

The Midfield Satellite Concourse North and Baggage Optimization Project Rendering - The Conco Companies

Rendering of the Midfield Satellite Concourse (image credit:

When complete, the Concourse will offer 12 new aircraft gates as well as restrooms, retail and concession spaces and will be connected to the TBIT by a 1,000-foot-long pedestrian tunnel with moving walkways and a utility tunnel.  The project also includes 1.5 million square feet of new aircraft apron and taxiways/taxilanes along with underground utility improvements to support the new gates and baggage processing capacity.

The $1.6 billion project is funded by LAX operating revenues, fees and other proceeds.  The General Contractor, Turner/PCL Joint Venture, was awarded the design/build contract.   It is also designed by Corgan Architects in association with Gensler and gkkworks.  Structural engineers are Saiful-Bouquet and Buehler & Buehler.

The scope of Conco’s responsibilities for the new five-level Concourse and BOP includes concrete pumping, reinforcement, and formwork.  In addition we will provide the project’s outlying areas with concrete reinforcement, formwork and shotcrete services.  On the extensive tunnels, our crews will expertly handle the concrete finishing.  During the course of the project, Conco will also offer design assistance to help ensure the best finished product.

As the large work area encompasses 640-acres, some of it is on or adjacent to active runways and other occupied areas.  Couple that with varying soil conditions, obvious security concerns, traffic, work time restrictions, concerns for local residents, and adhering to our number one priority – safety; it is a challenging project! Just like any design/build, a lot of coordination is needed among all trade partners, and we are excited to be part of such a great team.  Also most design/build projects require lots of modifications and this project looks to be no different.

Conco is honored to be a part of a project that along with other planned improvements to the airport will have a dramatic impact on LAX and the 74 million travelers that pass through the facility each year.  The Midfield Satellite Concourse terminal is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and to meet the CAL Green Tier 1 requirements with sustainable features such as a “cool roof,” water-saving fixtures, and energy-saving operations.  The project broke ground February 27, 2017 and is scheduled for completion sometime in 2019.

The Conco Companies is a leading supplier of concrete services throughout the Western U.S.  We started in the Bay Area in 1959 by offering clients the best value on a wide range of concrete services and products and are now one of the foremost concrete contractors in the region. Our concrete services include commercial, educational, industrial and public works projects as well as parking structures.

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