“Moving Modern” Program To Upgrade Terminal 1 at OAK

Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 12, 2015

“Moving Modern” Program To Upgrade Terminal 1 at OAK

Next phase of multi-year project will improve efficiency, atmosphere

Oakland, CA – May 12, 2015: Oakland International Airport’s (OAK) Moving Modern program is progressing into the next phase of construction to modernize the Terminal 1 complex to make needed seismic retrofit architectural improvements. The program will also make changes to improve the customer environment in the terminal’s security checkpoint lobby, including the installation of new lighting, communication and audio/visual systems and the replacement of heating, ventilation and cooling equipment with more efficient systems.

With interior construction already underway, the approximately $100 million project is expected to span 24 months. All work will be accomplished while the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and other functions inside the building remain fully operational.

OAK Terminal 1 contains the ticketing and baggage claim operations for Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Norwegian, Spirit Airlines, US Airways/American Airlines and Volaris as well as 16 boarding gates and US Customs and Immigration facilities for international flights.

Interior work has begun with the installation of temporary construction walls separating the construction area from public spaces. In the coming days, a construction barricade will be installed within the walkway ramp from the ticketing lobby to the security checkpoint area for ceiling work that will last approximately six months.

In late fall, seismic improvements to the exterior of Terminal 1 will be completed and interior seismic work will begin, including the installation of interior beams and bracing on the Second Floor and Mezzanine area above the security checkpoint. This work will be performed on a temporary floor installed above the security checkpoint area and is expected to take approximately one year to complete.

Interior renovations will also include a new window wall system to increase natural light, upgraded restrooms, new elevators, a redesign of the second floor administrative offices and public meeting space, and signage enhancements.

Second Floor occupants (primarily Port administration offices) have relocated to a temporary modular structure adjacent to the North side of the terminal for the duration of construction.

This current construction is part of a more than $200 million Terminal 1 modernization program begun in 2008 to update and modernize the facility while meeting the Port of Oakland objective of maximizing use of Port assets. It is being funded primarily through use of Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) of $4.50 per passenger collected by airlines at time of ticket purchase and remitted to the airport for projects approved by the FAA.

Last year, the airport completed a $33 million project that replaced its aging Central Utility Plant with a new building housing state-of-the-art energy equipment and management systems to maximize performance and efficiency. The project was designed and constructed using the principles and standards of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building rating system. Likewise, the Terminal 1 Renovation Project follows LEED standards and the Port plans to seek LEED certification on the reconstructed second floor mezzanine.

“In terms of both passenger traffic and new nonstop destinations, OAK is the fastest growing airport in Northern California,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for Port of Oakland. “The Moving Modern program is helping to achieve Port of Oakland goals for creating sustainable economic growth for the Port and the region, promoting equitable community access to employment and business opportunities, and sustaining healthy communities through leading environmental stewardship.”

In keeping with its goal to promote local employment, Port of Oakland, in collaboration with lead contractor Turner Construction, implemented a robust community outreach and implementation plan designed to encourage participation in the Terminal 1 renovation project by local, small and very small businesses. To date, those businesses comprise more than 75 percent of subcontracts awarded in approximately 35 trade-specific packages ranging in value from approximately $25,000 to $7,000,000.

Members of the news media needing information or assistance in reporting news about Oakland International Airport may call the airport’s 24-hour Media Hotline at (510) 563-6500.

About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contact:

Keoni Wagner
Aviation Marketing and Communications
510-563-6500 (after hours)
[email protected]


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