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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.”
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). 

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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