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San Francisco Airport:
Energy Management Control System

Studio 151 was contracted as Project Management Support Services for the Project Manager.

Project Relevance

Construction Management

Cost Estimating


Project Controls


Project Data

  • Size: Airport Campus Wide Project

  • Renovation and modernization

  • Zero-Net Energy Initiatives

Total Construction Cost

  • Original = $76.2 million

  • Final = $32.9 million


Project Delivery Method

  • Progressive Design-Build


Project Completion Status

  • Suspended 2020 due to COVID-19 

Roles/Responsibilities/Types of Services Provided

  • Project management support services

  • Subconsultant to Faith Group, LLC


Relevant and Requisite Experience

Studio 151 was contracted as Project Management Support Services for the Project Manager. The $76 million Energy Management Control System (EMCS) is a utility management and consumption tool for building management for indoor air quality and campus level metering. EMCS inter-operates with existing systems used at the Airport, provides stakeholders with toolsets geared toward mechanical maintenance, electrical operations, mechanical engineering, and technology infrastructure, and empowers each Airport user of EMCS the ability to glean insights into the health and long-term sustainable ownership of Airport Systems. EMCS is a critical tool to achieve the Airport's Strategic Plan Goal #2 of Net Zero Energy by 2021. In 2019, as part of the EMCS Program, SFO’s Airfield Operations Facility, an essential facility, was certified as the first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) airport building.

Studio 151 was responsible for team of six subconsultant firms – 14 professionals – to oversee design-build contract and coordinate Airport stakeholders throughout the project. This complex infrastructure and information technology project highlights Studio 151’s ability to effective bridge multiple disciplines in design, engineering, construction and IT. Franz Seidelhuber, PMP, led the project from kick off through start of construction, due to COVID-19 this scope of work has been suspended by Airport indefinitely.

Program Manager role across 24 unique construction permit packages requiring Construction Management, Scheduling, Cost Estimating, and Stakeholder coordination. Managed completion of Airfield Operations Facility infrastructure upgrades and certification as Zero Net Energy building. Managed design-builder selection, award, and subsequent progressive D-B trade packages through programming, design, bidding, award, construction and closeout. Coordinated building system infrastructure upgrades without outages to operations.

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