SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

July 16, 2007 19:33 ET

Residential Soundproofing Contract Awarded for Work Near LAX

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today awarded a contract to Professional Building Contactors, Inc., of El Segundo for a portion of the LAX Residential Soundproofing Program. The $1,038,180 contract covers sound insulation modifications on 51 dwelling units comprised of seven single-family residences, one duplex, one five-unit apartment building, one nine-unit apartment building, one condominium unit at Tuscany Villas, 16 condominium units at Cross Creek Village, and 11 condominium units at Villas del Rey, all within Los Angeles City Council District 11.

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 51 dwelling units in this project will bring the number of total units either completed or under construction, and approved by the Board to 5,808. The remaining 2,392 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 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