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Construction projects: L.A. County projects ranked by construction cost.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

THE 50 largest construction projects in Los Angeles County total $10 billion in costs. Publicly funded projects, such as freeways, rail and schools account for most construction.

Among the largest is Caltran's $1.03 billion northbound carpool lane on the San Diego freeway. The 10-mile project received local, state and federal funds and is expected to be finished by spring 2013. There are seven other highway projects listed.

Los Angeles Unified School District is in the midst of a $20 billion school construction program. It has 13 projects, led by the $322 million Robert E Kennedy Community Schools, which will open in September on the former site of the Ambassador Hotel.

Also numerous are hospitals projects, eight of which are listed. Many of the projects are spurred by a state seismic law requiring that the facilities be upgraded or replaced to remain operable after an earthquake. One project that started in the last 12 months is the $300 million Torrance Memorial Medical Center tower.

Twenty three of the 50 projects under construction a year ago were finished during the past 12 months and are no longer listed. In order to qualify for the list, projects must have been in construction as of Aug. 1.

Projects are ranked by construction costs and exclude soft costs such as design fees equipment and furniture.

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THE Los Angeles International Airport's Bradley West terminal is the largest construction project in Los Angeles County. The project has construction costs of $1.26 billion and a total cost of $1.55 billion, including architecture fees, equipment and other "soft" costs.

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The 1.3 million-square-foot project will enlarge and upgrade the Tom Bradley International terminal, expanding the number of gates from 12 to 18. Every gate will be able to accommodate larger Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets that airlines will start using at the end of 2012.

"The existing building opened in 1984 as part of upgrades for the Summer Olympics, but gates are undersized for current aircraft," said Mike Doucette, LAX chief of airport planning.

The new terminal will have improved passenger amenities. Lounge areas will double in size, restaurant and retail concessions will be added, and customs and immigration inspection areas will be upgraded for more efficient processing.

"LAX is the gateway for passengers arriving to the U.S. from Asia," Doucette said. "We're going to have a world-class terminal building."

The project broke ground in February and has a scheduled completion date for boarding gates on the west side of the building by Dec. 12, 2012. The gates on the east side should be finished by December 2013. Several earlier projects such as taxiway diversions, a new bus facility for remote gates and a fire station are nearing completion.

The project is funded completely by airport operating revenue, capital improvement funds, and fees from airlines and bonds. No city general fund monies are being contributed. The general contractor is a joint venture of Walsh Group and Austin Commercial. The architect is Fentress and Associates.
Rank Project Construction
 * name Cost
 * location (Millions)

1 Bradley West $1,260.0
 Los Angeles
 International Airport
 Los Angeles 90045

2 1-405 Sepulveda Pass 1,030,0
 1-405 from 1-10 to 1-101
 Los Angeles

3 Expo Light Rail Line 635.0
 Phase I
 Downtown Los Angeles to
 Culver City
 Los Angeles County

4 LA Live Hotel and 550.0
 Residences
 900 W. Olympic Blvd.
 Los Angeles 90015

5 Metro Gold Line Foothill 485.0
 Extension Phase 2A
 East Pasadena to
 Azusa/Glendora border
 San Gabriel Valley

6 Children's Hospital 442.1
 Los Angeles
 4650 Sunset Blvd.
 Los Angeles 90027

7 Robert F. Kennedy 322.0
 Community Schools
 701 S. Catalina St.
 Los Angeles 90005

8 Torrance Memorial Medical 300.0
 Center New Tower
 23701 Camino Del Sol
 Torrance 90505

9 UCLA Santa Monica Orthopaedic 284.0
 Replacement Hospital
 1524 Wilshire Blvd.
 Santa Monica 90404

10 Orange Line Extension 215.6
 Canoga Park to Chatsworth
 Los Angeles County

11 1-10 High Occupancy $175.0
 Vehicle Lane
 1-10 between 1-60 to
 Puente Ave.
 Baldwin Park

12 Harbor Medical Center 170.9
 Surgery/Emergency
 Replacement Project
 1000 W. Carson St.
 Torrance 80509

13 San Bernardino Freeway 165.0
 Restoration Project
 I-10 between I-5 and I-605
 Los Angeles County

14 Route 710 Long Life 164.5
 Pavement Project
 I-710 between I-405
 to Firestone Blvd.
 Long Beach

15 I-5/SR-14 High Occupancy 158.6
 Vehicle Lane
 N/A
 Los Angeles County

16 Pomona Freeway HOV Lane 156.0
 SR-60 between SR-57 and I-605
 Los Angeles County

17 Esteban Torres High School 145.0
 4217 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
 Los Angeles 90063

18 Lancaster Water Reclamation 143.0
 Plant
 1865 W. Avenue D
 Lancaster 93534

19 Methodist Hospital of 140.4
 Southern California
 300 W. Huntington Drive
 Arcadia 91007

20 Golden State Freeway HOV 138.0
 Lanes and Connector
 I-5 between the SR-170 and
 SR-118 freeways
 Los Angeles County

21 Horizon at Playa Vista, 133.7
 Parcel B
 12130-12180 West Millennium
 Los Angeles 90094

22 Central Region High School 130.0
 No. 13
 2050 San Fernando Road
 Los Angeles 90065

23 Alaska Airlines LAX T6 130.0
 Renovation
 1 World Way, Terminal 6
 Los Angeles 90045

24 Cabrilio Way Marina 125.0
 Port of L.A.
 San Pedro 90731

25 Pacific Design Center-- 121.0
 Red Building, Phase 3
 8687 Melrose Ave.
 West Hollywood 90069

26 Providence Holy Cross Medical 120.0
 Center Expansion
 15031 Rinaldi St.
 Mission Hills 91345

27 Palmdale Water Reclamation 114.0
 Plant
 39300 30th St. East
 Palmdale 93550

28 Valley Region High 107.0
 School No. 5
 1001 Arroyo Ave.
 San Fernando 91340

29 South Region High 105.0
 School No. 4
 4110 Santa Fe Ave.
 Long Beach 00810

30 Presbyterian Intercommunity 104.0
 Hospital Plaza Tower
 Whittier
 Whittier 90602

31 CSUN Valley Performing $103.5
 Arts Center
 18111 Nordhoff St.
 Northridge 91330

32 VA Long Beach Healthcare 100.0
 System
 5901 E. Seventh St.
 Long Beach 90822

33 Arcadia High School 99.0
 Expansion
 180 Campus Drive
 Arcadia 91007

34 TraPac Expansion 97.9
 Port of L.A.
 San Pedro 90731

35 South Region New High 95.5
 School No. 2
 6100 S. Central Ave.
 Los Angeles 90001

36 Central Region High 90.0
 School No. 16
 300 E. 53rd St.
 Los Angeles 90011

37 Beverly Wilshire Office 90.0
 Building
 231-265 Beverly Drive
 Beverly Hills 90212

38 CSU Long Beach Peterson 87.0
 Hall 3
 California State University,
 Long Beach
 Long Beach 90840

39 Augustus F. Hawkins 86.3
 High School
 825 W. 60th St.
 Los Angeles 90044

40 Route 710 Long Life 83.9
 Pavement Project
 I-710 between Firestone
 Blvd. and Slauson Ave.
 South Gate, Bell, Bell
 Gardens, Cudahy

41 Central Region Middle 82.8
 School No. 7
 2625 Compton Ave.
 Los Angeles 90011

42 UCLA Sproul Phase II 80.0
 405 Hilgard Avenue
 Los Angeles 90095

43 Huntington Hospital 80.0
 Vertical Expansion
 Huntington Hospital
 Pasadena 91109

44 Pauley Pavilion Renovation 79.8
 and Expansion
 UCLA Campus
 Los Angeles 90095

45 Valley Region High 77.3
 School No. 4
 10445 Balboa Blvd.
 Granada Hills 91344

46 South Region High 75.5
 School No. 12
 8800 S. San Pedro St.
 Los Angeles 90003

47 Barack Obama Global 75.4
 Preparation Academy
 1700 46th St.
 Los Angeles 90062

48 Watson Center and Teaching 75.0
 Learning Center
 West L.A. College
 Culver City 90230

49 Allied Health and Wellness 75.0
 Complex
 West L.A. College
 Culver City 90230

50 East LA College Performing 74.0
 Arts Center
 East Los Angeles College
 Monterey Park 91754

Rank Description Profile
 * start note
 * completion date
 * square footage

1 addition to Tom February 2010
 Bradley International December 2013
 Terminal 1,300,000

2 10-mile high occupancy Spring 2009
 lane addition, seismic Spring 2013
 upgrades to overpasses N/A

3 8.6-mile light rail with October 2006
 nine new stations Mid 2011
 N/A

4 878-room JW Marriott and November 2007
 123-room Ritz December 2010
 Carlton hotels and 214 1,600,000
 condominium units

5 11.5-mile light rail June 2010
 extension includes six December 2014
 new stations and parking N/A
 facilities, 28-acre
 rail maintenance facility

6 317-bed new hospital Jan-2005
 building July 2011
 566,000

7 middle school and high December 2007
 school buildings September 2010
 with 130 classrooms 550,000
 for 3,474 students

8 7-level, 300-bed tower February 2010
 that will connect to January 2013
 the existing facility, 398,340
 central plant

9 replacement hospital, new February 2002
 central plant, renovation Fall 2012
 to existing hospital wing, 509,000
 parking structure, and
 demolition of existing
 nine-story hospital

10 tour mile-extension of June 2009
 Orange Line from Ganoga Summer 2012
 station to Chatsworth N/A
 Metrolink station

11 construction of 2.2 miles October 2009
 of carpool lanes on Winter 2012
 I-10 between I-605 to N/A
 Puente Ave.

12 addition of the new December 2009
 surgery/emergency April 2013
 medical replacement 190,000

13 pavement replacement Spring 2009
 Spring 2011
 N/A

14 pavement replacement August 2007
 along nine miles of Summer 2012
 I-710 between I-405 N/A
 to Firestone Blvd.

15 construction of elevated July 2008
 high occupancy vehicles Fall 2012
 on the interchange of SR-14 N/A
 and I-5

16 11.5-mile high occupancy April 2007
 vehicle lane construction Summer 2010
 on SR-60 between SR-57 N/A
 and I-605

17 2,322-seat high school with December 2007
 five small learning September 2010
 communities 243,000

18 water reclamation plant Fall 2008
 Summer 2012
 N/A

19 5-story 140-bed new January 2009
 patient tower October 2011
 154,486

20 high occupancy vehicle Summer 2010
 lane construction on Spring 2015
 I-5 between SR-170 and N/A
 SR-118 freeways

21 six-story office building, November 2008
 five-story office September 2010
 building, and parking 622,000
 garage

22 three-story classroom June 2006
 building, administration January 2011
 building, two athletic 243,600
 fields with bleachers,
 gymnasium

23 renovations for Alaska January 2010
 Airlines relocation June 2011
 from Terminal Three 46,773
 to Terminal Six

24 dredging and landfill for November 2008
 700 wet slips and 400 August 2011
 dry berths N/A

25 class-A office space and April 2007
 parking for 1,460 vehicles 2011
 400,000

26 new patient care wing May 2008
 February 2011
 145,000

27 aeration tanks, digestion September 2008
 tank, final sedimentation December 2011
 tanks, chlorine contact tanks N/A
 and secondary equalization tank

28 three-story classroom May 2008
 building and two-story September 2010
 administration, multi-purpose 249,995
 maintenance and food service
 building

29 1,809-seat high school Juno 2008
 January 2011
 272,000

30 5-story, 112-bed July 2000
 patient tower April 2014
 237,750

31 1,620-seat main performance March 2008
 hall, 170-seat lecture hall, September 2010
 200- and 50-seat black box 165,000
 studios

32 campus expansion with January 2009
 24-bed inpatient/ June 2011
 outpatient blind 209,000
 rehabilitation center

33 buildings for performing arts, Spring 2008
 science and student services, 2013
 as well as upgrades to the 136,000
 existing facilities

34 deepen Berths 144-147, add December 2008
 50 acres of back land, build December 2010
 new on dock rail facility N/A

35 nine building, 2,025-seat September 2008
 high school, courtyard, track March 2011
 and field facilities, 201,749
 football and softball fields

36 75-classroom, 2,025-seat December 2008
 high school, rooftop play Fall 2012
 courts and a 57,000 square- 210,000
 foot athletic field

37 office building with 2008
 street-level retail Fall 2010
 200,000

38 research labs, six lecture April 2008
 halls, classrooms, faculty Spring 2011
 office space, storage, 160,000
 vivarium and animal holding

39 five building high school June 2009
 with a 4-story administration August 2011
 building, parking structure 231,420

40 pavement replacement along Summer 2009
 three miles of I-710 between Spring 2010
 Firestone Blvd. and N/A
 Slauson Ave.

41 50 classrooms, administrative July 2008
 building, multipurpose room, January 2011
 handball and basketball courts 136,590
 and athletic field

42 two new residential towers, April 2010 I
 750-seat dining facility December 2012
 291,500

43 addition to Huntington August 2008
 Hospital August 2011
 60,000

44 :stadium renovation, new Spring 2010
 exterior concourses, Fall 2012
 concessions, restrooms and 236,000
 support facilities

45 1,215-seat high school May 2008
 March 2011
 136,632

46 2,025-seat high school Summer 2009
 April 2012
 :296,906

47 middle school with gymnasium January 2008
 and arts department, a lunch October 2011
 room, and a 53 room, 150,000
 three-story classroom
 building

48 theater, teaching and Summer 2010
 learning center April 2012
 170,000

49 health and wellness Summer 2010
 complex September 2012
 131,000

50 three buildings, including March 2008
 recital hall, theaters, December 2010
 and art gallery 159,000

Rank Planners General Contractor
 * owner * name
 * architect * phone

1 Los Angeles Walsh-Austin
 World Airports joint venture
 Fentress and (424) 646-4800
 Associates

2 California Department Kiewit Pacific Co.
 of Transportation (562) 946-1816
 N/A

3 Los Angeles County FCI/Fluor/Parsons,
 Metropolitan a joint venture
 Transportation Authority (626) 440-2000
 N/A

4 AEG Webcor Builders
 Gensler (213) 239-2800

5 Metro Gold Line Foothill Multiple Contractors
 Extension Construction (626) 471-9050
 Authority
 N/A

6 Children's Hospital Rudolp and
 Los Angeles Sletten Inc.
 ZGF Architects LLP (323) 660-2450

7 Los Angeles Unified Hensel Phelps
 School Construction Co.
 District (LAUSD) (949) 852-0111
 Gonzalez Goodale Architects

8 Torrance Memorial Medical McCarthy Building
 Center Cos. Inc.
 HMC Architects (949) 851-8383

9 UCLA Tutor Perini Corp.
 CO Architects Robert (818) 362-8391
 A.M. Stern

10 L.A. County Metropolitan Sully-Miller
 Transportation Authority Contracting Co.
 N/A (714) 578-9600

11 California Department of Flatiron West Inc.
 Transportation (760) 916-9100

12 County of Los Angeles Hensel Phelps
 KMD Architects Construction Co.
 (949) 852-0111

13 California Department of Atkinson Contractors LP
 Transportation (949) 855-9755
 N/A

14 California Department of Atkinson Contractors LP
 Transportation (949) 855-9755
 N/A

15 California Department of MCM Construction Co./
 Transportation Security Paving
 N/A (916) 334-1221

16 California Department of C.C. Myers Inc.
 Transportation (714) 978-2726
 N/A

17 LAUSD Clark Construction
 Langdon Wilson Architects Group--California LP
 (714) 429-9779

18 Sanitation Districts Taisei-TNK joint venture
 of LA. County (714) 886-1530
 N/A

19 Methodist Hospital McCarthy Building
 of Southern California Cos. Inc.
 NTD Architecture (949) 851-8083

20 California Department of Flatiron West Ino.
 Transportation (760) 916-9100
 N/A

21 Lincoln Property Co. Money Builders
 Johnson Fain/HKS (310) 399-1600
 Architects Inc.

22 LAUSD Turner Construction Co.
 HMC Architects (213) 891-3000

23 Alaska Airlines Hensel Phelps
 Fentress Architects Construction Co.
 (949) 852-0111

24 Port of LA. Griffith/Dutra
 Moffatt/Nichol joint venture
 (562) 929-1128

25 Pacific Red LLC Jones & Jones
 Gruen Associates; Pelli Construction
 Clarke Pelli Architects (805) 640-30S0

26 Providence Health System Swinerton Builders
 HMC Architects (213) 896-3400

27 Sanitarian Districts of W.M. Lyles Co.
 L.A. County (661) 387-1600
 N/A

28 LAUSD Turner Construction Co.
 Martinez Architecture (213) 891-3000

29 LAU8D Suffolk Construction Co.
 TBP Architecture Inc.
 (949) 453-9400

30 Presbyterian Intercommunity Millie and Severson Inc.
 Hospital (562) 493-3611
 RBB Architects Inc.

31 California State C.W. Driver
 University, Northridge (626) 351-8800
 HGA Architects

32 U.S. Department of Veterans S.J. Amoroso
 Affairs Construction Co.
 Lee Burkhart Liu Inc. (714) 241-2120

33 Arcadia Unified School McCarthy Building
 District Companies Inc.
 LPA Inc. (949) 851-8383

34 Port of L.A. Manson Construction Co.
 Port of L.A. (310) 521-1302

35 LAUSD McCarthy Building
 Leo A Daly Cos. Inc.
 (949) 851-8383

36 LAUSD Turner Construction Co.
 AC Martin Partners Inc. (213) 891-3000

37 George Comfort & Sons Tishman Construction
 Gensler (213) 327-3000

38 CSU Long Beach DPR Construction Inc.
 SmithGroup Inc. (949) 955-3771

39 LAUSD Clark Construction
 Carlett Skaer & Devoto Group--California LP
 Architects Inc. (714) 429-9779

40 California Department of Sema Construction Inc.
 Transportation (949) 470-0500
 N/A

41 LAUSD Clark Construction
 Osborn Architects Group--California LP
 (714) 429-9779

42 University of California, Swinerton Builders
 Los Angeles (213) 896-3400
 Pfeiffer Partners

43 Huntington Hospital Tower General Contractors
 Freeman White (818) 768-3530

44 Regents of the University PCL Construction
 of California Services Inc.
 NBBJ (818) 246-3481

45 LAUSD Hensel Phelps
 GKK Works Construction Co.
 (949) 852-0111

46 LAUSD Suffolk Construction
 MVE Institutional Co. Inc.
 (949) 453-9400

47 LAUSD Bernards
 CSDA Architects (818) 898-1521

48 Los Angeles Community FTR International
 College District (LACCD) (714) 389-5656
 Leo A Daly

49 LACCD McCarthy Building
 LPA Inc. Cos. Inc.
 (949) 851-8383

50 LACCD Taisei Construction Corp.
 Arquitectonica (714) 886-1530

N/A--Not Applicable Note: Information provided by representatives of
the owners and general contractors. Projects must be under construction
as of August 1, 2010. To the best of our
knowledge, this information is accurate as of press time. While
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