San Francisco International Airport Redevelopment

CLIENT: Herrick Steel
LOCATION: San Francisco, California, USA
project overview:

The San Francisco Airport Terminal 1 Redevelopment project is a very significant project for DBM Vircon with an annual passenger traffic over 50 million people this project is seen on a global scale.

DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

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 totaling to 24 gates by 2024.

DBM Vircon’s scope of work, working for Herrick Steel, included the shop detailing of 10,250 tons of structural steel work.

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1 Redevelopment Project Highlights & Challenges:

  • The project was challenging due to the extreme volume of project growth and design revisions. Originally the structure was ~6,800 tons and became in excess of 10,250. DBM Vircon received 4 full design package revisions.
  • As this project is a renovation to an existing airport DBM Vircon was faced with construction sequence revisions 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.

Christopher Pfeiff