Los Angeles International Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility Peer Review

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest airports in the world, having grown to 87 million passengers in 2018. In a region that depends heavily on auto transportation, the LAX rental car market is as strong as ever, with over 3 million transactions annually.

The new consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) facility will be a 6.3-million-square-foot complex that will accommodate over 20,000 vehicles for 12 based companies. The $2 billion project is funded between the Los Angeles World Airport and LA Gateway Partners, a partnership including Fengate Capital Management Ltd, PCL Investments USA, LLC, PCL Construction Services Inc., PGAL, Inc., AC Martin Partners, Johnson Controls and MVI Field Services.

KLH Engineers was commissioned by PGAL, Inc. to conduct an independent peer review of the key building systems infrastructure for the development, drawing on the firm’s past experiences with similar projects at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). The firm reviewed drawings developed by the project’s Engineer of Record including all electrical, technology, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, fueling, vacuum, windshield washer, compressed air, car wash and motor oil systems design. The firm examined the plans’ conformance with the basis of design documents, technical provisions, systems configuration, redundancy, and equipment sizing, as well as general cross trade coordination.

At a Glance

Los Angeles, California
Project stats
+ $2 billion project
+ 6.3 million square feet
+ Accommodates over 20,000 vehicles for 12 based companies
Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Plumbing Engineering Fire Protection & Fire Alarm Technology Systems
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Chris Mehaffie, PE, MBA, SSGB
Civic Studio Director | Senior Mechanical Engineer
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