CEE: Geotechnical Design and Construction of the Replacement LAX Central Utility Plant

McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
Clint Isa

Business Development Senior Manager
Transportation, US West
Orange, California

Abstract: Design and construction of the replacement Central Utility Plant (CUP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was a seven-year design-build process that required investigation of the onsite soil condition and careful evaluation of the impacts of design and construction on adjacent critical infrastructure, most notably the LAX air traffic control tower (ACTC). This seminar will provide a summary of the geotechnical investigation methods, findings and foundation optimization analyses performed to provide cost-effective geotechnical solutions that serves the project design criteria, satisfies regulatory requirements and minimizes construction impacts on adjacent structures. 

Bio: Clint Isa recently joined Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, and Management (AECOM) in the role of business development senior manager. Prior to doing so, Isa worked for over 19 years as a geotechnical engineer with Diaz Yourman and Associates and NMG Geotechnical, Inc., with a focus on aviation, ports and harbors and roadway improvement projects. Isa is a past president for the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch (ASCE OC), founded the ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chapter and is a current board member for the ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Chapters of Air Transport Technical Group (ATTG) and Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI). Isa received his master’s and bachelor's degrees in civil engineering at UCLA, both with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering.