C+S February 2022 Vol. 8 Issue 2 (web)

consider expansions to their existing telecommunications infrastruc- ture, with nearly 20 percent if governments discussing such initiatives. Summary This landmark moment in the U.S. infrastructure industry means that now, more than ever, Suppliers, Consultants, and Engineers need to arm themselves with the right insights and context to engage public administrations in an effective and informed manner. About Citylitics Citylitics is the go-to marketplace data & intelligence platform for Infrastructure Industries such as water/wastewater, transportation, and energy. Citylitics aggregates public documents & records from 30,000 cities & utilities in the U.S. & Canada to look for early signs of infrastructure needs. Customers include manufacturers, engineering & consulting

firms, and construction firms that leverage our platform to find best-fit opportunities long before RFP, target sales efforts with more precision, and enable data-driven business growth & planning. We have amassed the largest data warehouse in the engine, with over 1.6B+ public documents & records including capital plans, council meeting minutes & agendas, infrastructure plans, permits, financial data, and more, refreshed on an ongoing basis. Through a combina - tion of software algorithms and in-house industry analysts we deliver datasets & intelligence reports specific to each customer’s business needs and goals. To learn more, contact us at hello@citylitics.com or visit our website at www.citylitics.com.

LAX Automated People Mover Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to the New LAX

Los Angeles International Airport has undertaken an effort to relieve congestion for people traveling to and from the third-busiest airport in the world. A key component of that endeavor is a new 2.25-mile-long Automated People Mover (APM). The APM will reduce traffic and provide quicker access to terminals and transportation stations for the traveling public. The electric train system will operate a maximum of nine four-car trains on an elevated guideway with six stations – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. In addition to improving the efficiency of travel around the airport, the APM will reduce the airport’s carbon footprint with fully electric cars that will generate a portion of their own power through regenerative braking. The command center is designed to be LEED Gold certified. Development of the APM involved constructing the guideway over traffic on Century Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd and around existing structures including the P2B Garage, as well as curved support over Century Boulevard. The project team turned to PERI USA for a cus- tom solution for traveling formwork to fulfill design, efficiency, and sustainability plans. Support from All Sides Project conditions – including crossing operational roadways – meant

traditional falsework methods could not be built for this project. PERI designed a cast-in-place segmental bridge construction method utiliz- ing formwork travelers. PERI’s involvement began at the start of the project. The VARIOKIT VBC system had not been previously used in the United States, so the PERI team and project design team visited a site in Austria to see the system in use. PERI then began designing a new turning mechanism for the curve and solutions for crossing traffic at LAX. The resulting PERI VARIOKIT Balanced Cantilever (VBC) system used six VBC formwork travelers with formwork for a total of four spans – one over Sepulveda Blvd, one over Century Blvd, and two parallel spans over the Central Terminal Area (CTA) parking structure.


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