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L.A. Concrete Company Gets Firm Deal From LAX

Klorman Construction Inc. has begun work on a massive addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

The Woodland Hills company recently announced it had been awarded a subcontract worth about $35 million to complete the concrete structure of a seven-story, 665,000-square-foot building known as Bradley West. The terminal addition has been called one of the most ambitious airport construction jobs in the country and the biggest public works project ever undertaken in Los Angeles.

Klorman’s work as the main structural concrete contractor – including excavation and backfill, concrete formwork and steel reinforcement – will be highly visible, said Brian Williams, a spokesman for Walsh Austin Joint Venture, which is overseeing the $1.5 billion project.

That company, based in Los Angeles, is a joint venture of Walsh Construction of Chicago and Austin Commercial of Dallas.

“We’re very excited to be involved,” said Bill Klorman, chief executive of the Woodland Hills company, which started the job two weeks ago. “This is a landmark project that will bring additional exposure to our transportation sector.”

Klorman’s resume includes work on the Los Angeles Fashion Center and the new performing arts center at Cal State Northridge.

Other major subcontractors include Herrick Corp., a Fountain Valley company responsible for the structural steel work; Sasco, a Fullerton company doing the electrical work; and Griffith Co., a civil engineering firm based in Santa Fe Springs.

The new terminal, the first of $6.3 billion worth of potential airport improvements approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2004, will include several gates capable of accommodating larger new-generation aircraft such as the Airbus A380 superjumbo jet and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It will also feature a 140,000-square-foot Great Hall for dining, retail shopping and airline club lounges; upgraded customs and federal immigration inspection areas; and secured connecting corridors capable of handing 4,000 passengers an hour.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

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