OAK International Airport Completes Terminal 1 Upgrade

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For Immediate Release
September 12, 2014

Oakland International Airport Completes Terminal 1 Upgrade

Architectural Enhancements, State-of-the-Art Energy Management,
Fire Protection System Installed


Oakland, CA – September 12, 2014 – As part of the Terminal 1 (T1) upgrade plan at Oakland International Airport (OAK), the T1 Central Utility Plant (T1CUP) Program which started in May 2012, was recently completed. The $33 million project has met the goal to modernize and upgrade the antiquated mechanical, electrical, plumbing and related central utility infrastructure that supports T1.

Led by the General Contractor Turner Construction, who utilized teams of local subcontractors, more than 200 full-time equivalent, one-time construction related jobs were generated as a result of the project. The project was completed on time and under budget.

“Consistent with the Port of Oakland’s strategic planning goal of sustaining healthy communities through leading edge environmental stewardship, we are pleased that the T1CUP Project was designed using principles and standards in the LEEDS green building rating system for creating environmentally healthy, durable space and prioritizing systems and finishes that have been analyzed from a life cycle cost perspective,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “The design results in construction of high-performance HVAC systems; reduced water use; environmentally responsible refrigerants; sustainable materials and healthy air quality, which OAK customers and employees will benefit from,” she added.

The project included the construction of a new Mechanical Building (T1MB), as well as the renovation of the existing central plant, Building M104, which will continue supporting the Airport by providing space for Aviation Facilities staff offices, support areas and shops, airfield lighting infrastructure, multi-use Operations Training Center, and the emergency backup generator for T1.

The new T1 MB includes a chiller plant, new heating plant, new electrical substation, and a new hot and cold water distribution system. Inefficient steam boilers were replaced with condensing hot water boilers. The boilers and chillers are designed to be staged based on demand and controlled by a state-of-the-art energy management system to maximize performance and efficiency.

There were also seismic upgrades, architectural enhancements, interior space modifications for work space, new roofing and drainage, replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, replacement of lighting and lighting control systems, upgrade of the fire alarm system and installation of a new fire protection system with the renovation of Building M104.

With much anticipation, Port of Oakland employees moved into the renovated M104 space in August. The newly updated and modernized space includes workshops, locker rooms, libraries, a copy room, computer room, conference room and a break room for 24 senior equipment engineers who work 24 hours around the clock and 7 days a week, covering 3 shifts. The new facilities also provide workstations in modern, open-style cubicles for the engineers and supervisors.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port’s jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.

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