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San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1 Redevelopment


Client: Herrick Steel
Location: San Francisco, California
Project Duration: 2016-2018
Key Services: 3D BIM Modelling

Projects Details

The San Francisco Airport Redevelopment project is a very significant project for PDC with an annual passenger traffic over 50 Million people this project is seen on a global scale.

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the largest airport in Northern California owned by the City and County of San Francisco. SFO houses four terminals (1,2,3 and International) and seven concourses (Boarding Areas A-G, arranged clockwise). Terminal 1 also known as the “South Terminal” is the oldest amongst the four terminals. The north, south and central areas of the terminal will be rebuilt to modernize concourses, add new loading bridges, concessions and boarding areas with new gates totalling to 24 gates by 2024.

Scope of work included the shop detailing of 9,000 tons of structural steel work.

Projects Challenges/Highlights

  • Project was challenging due to the extreme volume of project growth and design revisions. Originally the structure was ~6800 tonnes and is now in excess of ~9000 and PDC has received 4 full design package revisions.
  • As this project is a renovation to an existing airport PDC was faced with construction sequence revision from the client along with ‘Verify in Field’ items that surveyors had limited access too.
  • The Project is located on the West Coast of the US in an area of high seismic risk and as a result the connections are Engineer mandated under strict criteria.