LAX Second Level Roadway Reconstruction CMAR
Mission Critical had the opportunity to work with the Myers-Banicki Joint Venture on the $80M LAX Second Level Roadway CMAR project from pre-procurement to final closeout. This project is an excellent example of our integrated services approach that carries client teams through the various phases of project procurement.
As Proposal Management Specialists, Mission Critical coordinated the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) project pursuit through a three-phase procurement. Our efforts included technical narratives and content development, design and team coordination for the Statement of Qualifications and Technical Proposal submissions, as well as intensive preparation for the final Team Interview.
Overall, the LAX Second Level Roadway project consisted of three key elements. The heavy civil scope involved bridge and deck reconstruction, bearing pad and barrier replacement, and roadway widening. A significant electrical scope included the installation of a new signature “light band” as well as custom lighting fixtures. Lastly, the project called for the continuation and completion of the overhead pedestrian canopies that had been started in an earlier phase. Each of these key elements required extensive planning, innovations, best-practice approaches, and risk mitigations that were discussed and developed during internal team charrettes and were represented in the submitted proposals.
Mission Critical worked with the JV team to develop and narrate approaches to the project challenges unique to work within one of the world’s busiest airports. These challenges included significant vehicular and pedestrian congestion within the work area (250,000 vehicles per day), night work requirements, and the high-visibility of the construction work (and workers) to the public. Our team created an innovative response to address significant stakeholder coordination requirements with other airport contractors, governing agencies, airport transportation, airport concessions, consultants, and general deliveries.
After reaching the Statement of Qualifications and the Statement of Proposal shortlist, Mission Critical continued to work with the Myers-Banicki JV team to develop an Interview Presentation. We worked with the team to design a presentation that captured the most critical information as clearly and concisely as possible. Additionally, we held intensive interview coaching sessions to ensure that each team member could quickly and clearly communicate the answers to any number of possible interview questions. After days of mock interviews, study lists, Q&A sessions, and delivery and vocal practices, the Myers-Banicki team won the project.
After the project was awarded to Myers-Banicki, Mission Critical’s graphic design team developed a full brand package for the JV to further illustrate the “one team” approach. This complex and difficult project required extensive coordination from the Myers-Banicki JV, so our web team designed and launched a full “subcontractor bidding portal” website to manage and track the dozens of bid packages created during preconstruction.
“Mission Critical’s dedication to this pursuit was unmatched,” says Clinton Myers, Vice President of Myers & Sons Construction.
As the project nears closeout, Mission Critical has now begun the process of document discovery and award preparation. We are thrilled to have authored the team’s first two winning award submittals and look forward to a strong national showing as well. The project is already the recipient of the following:
- 2015 AGC of California Safety Award – Unique Safety Application
- 2015 AGC of California Safety Award – Safety Effort of a Project Team
“Our ability to respond to this three-phase procurement really highlights our ‘Technically Creative’ approach,” says Matthew Costabile, Mission Critical Managing Partner. “We were part of the client’s site visit team, we worked directly with the PM and the engineering specialists to develop and narrate a winning approach, and then we supported the team through the entire project lifecycle.”