We are excited to be providing geotechnical services for the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which recently broke ground. The LAX project includes:
- Construction of a new international terminal parallel to the existing Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
- Cut-and-cover passenger and baggage/utility tunnels that will connect the new MSC to the existing TBIT
- A baggage optimization component that will include additional tunnels and buildings
In addition to providing geotechnical design and construction support for the new terminal and baggage optimization construction project, GeoDesign is providing geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring services. This has involved developing a customized remote instrumentation and monitoring program in order to allow construction to proceed over an existing large-diameter sewer tunnel.
Geotechnical aspects of the project include several types of deep foundations, temporary shoring, and a full suite of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. Excavation and shoring are currently underway, with foundations planned over the next several months.
Check out our project gallery below, and stay tuned for updates!
Photo Credit: GeoDesign’s David DiLoreto III