Construction Support, Backland Improvements, Berths 142-143, Phases 2-4 Port of Los Angeles



Port of Los Angeles


Project Controls, Document Controls, Communication Support, Site plans, sections, elevations, typical details

$105.7 million

This Port of Los Angeles project involved designing and building approximately 72 acres of backland to facilitate the delivery, assembly, testing, and commissioning of 15 rows of automated staking crane (ASC) infrastructure; adding light poles, fire hydrants, electric rail-mounted runways, storm drains, grading and paving, striping; and relocating and removing sewer pump stations, underground oil lines, utilities, and fencing. DRC provided the following services:

  • Coordinated project meetings and prepared meeting minutes;
  • Prepared public presentations;
  • Prepared reports and presentations for the Board of Harbor Commissioners and senior management;
  • Managed documentation;
  • Prepared award applications and submittals;
  • Prepared and monitored grant applications and grant funding;
  • Processed documents: contracts, change orders, directives, and Board reports;
  • Reviewed contractor, vendor, and consultant invoices;
  • Assisted with preparing bid documents; and
  • Processed contractor RFI’s (Requests for Information) and submittals.

DRC’s efforts helped overcome critical project challenges:

  • Construction in an operating terminal;
  • Coordinating seven other construction projects within and adjacent to the terminal with aggressive schedules and critical interdependencies;
  • Relocating existing utilities, e.g. oil and electrical;
  • Negotiating land use/lease arrangements during design and construction; and
  • Third-party coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.