San Diego International Airport Terminal 1 Replacement Program


The Airport Development Program (ADP) at San Diego International Airport (SAN) envisions the replacement of Terminal 1, which was built in 1967, with a more modern facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience for everyone. The program includes a new 31-gate Terminal 1, parking structure and transit area, dual-level roadway and curbs front, on-airport entry roadway, and the relocation of the airport’s administration building. Completion of this program is anticipated in early 2027.

JWI is a part of the overall program’s project management team. Our initial role was as the Baggage Handling System (BHS) Project Manager and BHS Subject Matter Experts. JWI leads the BHS’s overall airport requirements and cost validation phases through the project’s design, construction, testing, commissioning, and closeout phases.

JWI is supporting the Joint Venture (JV) during the preconstruction phase of the SAN T1 replacement program, specifically for the Baggage Handling System (BHS). These services include participation in regular BHS design meetings to ensure overall constructability, compliance with TSA requirements for Checked Baggage Inspection Systems (CBIS), and supporting the Airport Authority with TSA Other Transaction Authority (OTA) funding requests.

JWI also supports the BHS Procurement process, including obtaining BHS budgetary estimates based on 15% designs and holding pre-bid conferences to engage and inform vendors of the preliminary project schedule, procurement timeline, and overall procurement process. Future procurement support activities will include the development of the bid (RFP) package and, ultimately, BHS vendor bid evaluation, bid leveling, and selection of BHS vendor for the project. Once the BHS contract is awarded, JWI will provide oversight of the selected BHS vendors to ensure project execution.


OwnerSan Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA)

ClientTurner-Flatiron JV

Completion DateDecember 2019


Location(s)San Diego, California

Project Value$3B

Services Performed

  • Asset Management
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Feasibility Services