The program for the New Central Terminal B includes a landside terminal supported by a 19-gate concourse building, connected by an automated people mover (APM) system. The facility was designed with flexibility in mind and incorporates an in-line EDS bag screening system, state of the art passenger screening checkpoint, a 60,000-square-foot concession program and a new international arrivals facility to process up to 400 passengers per hour. Other components of the expansion include new structured and surfaced roadway systems; new aircraft apron and RON pavement; underground hydrant fuel systems; new cross-field taxiway; and other ancillary facilities to support the airport’s growth. It also includes a two-level roadway system with on-going terminal access roadway system constructed while maintaining all traffic patterns.
The design approach for SMF recognizes its location in the Central Valley and draws from regional influences to create an iconic structure for Sacramento County. The constraint of new development within the existing terminal was acknowledged by providing a design solution that allowed construction of the terminal in a single phase while maintaining existing airport operations. Both facilities are designed with sustainability in mind and have attained LEED Silver certification.