2013 Top Metal Companies: The Projects
C.R. Laurence / U.S. Aluminum
Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX
The Project: For the redevelopment of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, the centerpiece of Los Angeles World Airports’ multi-billion dollar LAX project, CRL’s U.S. Aluminum Division designed, engineered, fabricated and delivered this 2,500-square-foot elevated corridor. The monumental glass structure features 13/16-inch ultra-clear laminated tempered glass mounted in embedded CRL L21 Series base shoe channel and secured with the patented CRL Taper-Loc dry-glaze taper system and architecturally exposed structural steel support framing. The top of the corridor is left open, encapsulated with 175,000 feet of stainless steel tension cables to provide added security and maximum natural light. Continuous runs of CRL Stainless Steel Linear Grilles spanning the length of the structure offer improved ventilation. The TBIT renovation was awarded Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, making it the first U.S. airport renovation to receive this accolade, according to CRL.
The Players: Architect: Fentress Architects, in association with HNTB; general contractor, Walsh Austin Joint Venture; glazing systems supplier: C.R. Laurence Co. U.S. Aluminum Division; glass fabricator: GlasPro