The Long Beach Airport Terminal Area Improvements project is a design-build project that is taking place across the entire landside portion of a fully operational international airport. Structural work consists of a seismic retrofit and restoration to the 1941-era historic terminal. Additional construction includes a new ticketing building; a new Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) facility; new baggage claim systems; new concession spaces; a new public plaza; restroom renovations; new rental car counters and parking lot; ground transportation facility improvements; and roadway and signage improvements. Close coordination is critical with Landside and Airside Operations from the beginning of the design-build process through the end of construction to reduce security concerns, minimize interruptions, and allow for continuity of building services.
Swinerton Builders was awarded the design-build contract for Long Beach Airport’s Phase II Terminal Improvements. On February 11, 2020, Long Beach City Council gave unanimous approval to amend the contract to fund Phase II construction. The contract, valued at $80 million, is divided into phases which include design, pre-construction, and construction.