SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

June 04, 2007 22:51 ET

Residential Soundproofing Contract Okayed for Work Near LAX

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today awarded a contract to AMD construction Group of the City of Orange for a portion of the Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Residential Soundproofing Program. The $2,545,400 contract covers sound insulation modifications on a total of 174 dwelling units at 8655 Belford Avenue, a condominium complex known as Madrid Apartments in Westchester.

The overall LAX Residential Soundproofing Program includes more than 8,200 residences in the Los Angeles communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and South Los Angeles, with a recorded Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) of 65 decibels or higher. Contractors typically install double-paned windows, solid-core doors, fireplace doors and dampers, attic baffles, insulation and heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC) to achieve a noise level reduction of approximately one-half in a home's interior.

The 174 dwelling units in this project will bring the number of total units either completed or under construction, and approved by the Board to 5,708. The remaining 2,492 units are either in the design phase, awaiting commencement of design, or the owners have not responded or have declined to participate in the program.

The program is administered by the Los Angeles World Airports Residential Soundproofing Bureau. A community office at 8939 South Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. Residents may call (310) 646-7444 for further information.

Contact Information

    Marshall Lowe
    (310) 646-5260