SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Boarding Area B
A Design/Build public works project at the San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) Terminal 1.
San Francisco, CA
Project Size:
500,000 sq. ft.
Project Attributes:
Award Winning

Project Summary

The Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Boarding Area B (BAB) at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was a multi-year, ground-up construction project that fully replaced SFO’s original Terminal 1. After success working on SFO’s Terminal 3 (add link), Cupertino Electric was hired for its design-build services and ability to deliver complex airport projects on-schedule.

To prepare for the main project while Terminal 1 was being built, CEI installed power for a temporary but fully functional Interim Boarding Area B (IBAB) facility. The IBAB had nine aircraft gates and an associated security checkpoint that bore much of the traffic while Terminal 1 was under construction. This portion of the project also included modifications to the adjacent Boarding Area C.

CEI teams worked on the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 project over the course of three phases. Cupertino Electric’s public infrastructure, solar and low voltage teams installed systems throughout the 500,000-square-foot project.

The scope of work included electrical systems, LED lighting, the complete fire alarm system and EFSO System. The updated terminal features a 12-kV distribution with three double-ended substations, six 400-kW distribution power systems for aircraft power, two emergency back-up generators (a 1,250kW and a 500kW), seven uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), 29 Advance Visual Docking Guidance System (AVDGS) units for aircraft docking and a Ground Service Equipment (GSE) charging system.

CEI’s Renewables Team has performed work on a three-phase project (slated to be complete by the end of 2020) that includes a 1.2-MWDC rooftop array consisting of nearly 3,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels, .

When the main project concluded in July 2019, CEI’s public infrastructure team was already planning the next SFO project, the International Terminal.