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San Francisco International Airport celebrates 'Topping out' of Terminal 1 project

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today celebrated the 'topping out' of Terminal 1, commemorating the placement of the highest steel beam in the structure.

The $2.4 billion project, schedule to be completed in phases from 2019 to 2022, creates an entirely new concourse and Boarding Area B, along with a new centralised security checkpoint, a new state-of-the-art consolidated baggage handling system, new dining and retail concessions, and post-security connecting walkways.

“We are proud to reach this milestone in the largest construction project at SFO,” said airport director Ivar Satero. 

“Terminal 1 sets new standards for us and the industry in guest experience, technology, and sustainability. My thanks go out to the entire project team for their collaboration, dedication, and passion.”
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Upon completion, Boarding Area B will feature a total of 25 gates, including 7 'swing' gates which can accommodate international arrivals by providing direct access to the US Customs & Border Protections Federal Inspection Area. 

Connecting walkways located post-security will provide easy access to International Boarding Area A and Boarding Area C.

Coming Soon: Terminal 1 Timeline

  • July 2019: 9 gates open in Boarding Area B; new Consolidated Security Checkpoint opens; Terminal 1 Center partially opens
  • March 2020: 9 more gates open in Boarding Area B (18 gates total), entire south check-in lobby
  • Q2 2021: International Connector open, 7 additional gates (25 gates total), swing gates open
  • Q4 2022: All gates open; Boarding Area B and Terminal 1 fully operational

The construction of the new Terminal 1 is divided into two projects: Boarding Area B (BAB) and Terminal 1 Center (T1C). 
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Design-build, construction, and project management team are as follows:

BAB Design-builder: Austin Commercial & Webcor Builders Joint Venture HKS / Woods Bagot ED2 International / KYA
BAB Construction Manager: WSP / Parsons Brinkerhoff / AGS
T1C Design-builder: Hensel Phelps / Gensler / Kuth Ranieri
T1C Construction Manager: AECOM & Cooper Pugeda Management Joint Venture

 

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