The Crossfield Taxiway Project (CFT) was part of the first phase of LAX’s modernization plan. This project included demolishing existing structures; removing existing deteriorated concrete and asphalt pavement; constructing Portland Cement Concrete and asphalt concrete pavement; installing airfield signage and lighting systems, and airfield pavement markings; and improving storm drains. The project realigned the existing World Way West Road and constructed two bridges over the road – one for aircraft crossing as part of Taxiway C13 and the other for vehicular traffic.
In 2010, T-Mobile initiated a site clean-up project in South Florida including antenna modifications, generator installations, microwave dish additions, safety upgrades, AAV installations and BBU cabinet installations. CALTROP was assigned 40 sites with a 60% rooftop and 40% ground site mix. CALTROP’s services on this project included site design visits, elevation certificates, boundary surveys, rebar mappings, tower analyses, structural calculations, lease exhibits, construction/permit drawings, special inspections and annual inspections.
A T-Mobile site modification took place in South Florida in 2010. CALTROP was selected by Andrews Systems to analyze the existing rooftop platform to determine the structural capability to support a BBU cabinet installation.
Hayden Professional’s sites in South Florida were part of GTP, AT&T and T-Mobile projects. There were a total of three sites with a site mix of 33% rooftop and 67% ground sites. CALTROP was selected in 2010 by Hayden Professional to provide A&E design services.
The LAX Theme Building received a renovation involving a new engineering design for the arch system. The old stucco was completely removed and reconstructed. The top half of the building was coated with newly designed moisture-, water-, and ice-proof stucco to protect against damage from the elements. Fans were integrated into each arch to keep the structure moisture-free by blowing air out of a centrally located vent on the pinnacle of the building.
The fire station includes seven bays to house and maintain all the station’s rescue and firefighting vehicles and other large emergency-response equipment, such as mass casualty decontamination units, of which some had been previously stored outdoors in a coastal environment. There is also ample living, administrative and training areas for 14 firefighters assigned to each 24-hour shift.