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Consulting engineers help design $160-million concourse at Calgary Airport

Calgary opened a major addition to its airport last month, when the $160 million Concourse D north of the original...


Calgary opened a major addition to its airport last month, when the $160 million Concourse D north of the original terminal started operating.
The 27,000-square metre (300,000 s.f.) new building has 11 aircraft bridges and 23 airline check-in counters as well as new retail and food areas and a 1,000 stall parkade. The design team under architects Cohos Evamy included structural engineers Read Jones Christoffersen, mechanical engineers Earth Tech and Keen, and electrical engineers Stebnicki Robertson.
The terminal is just part of a massive overhaul and expansion of the airport’s facilities that was done under the supervision of Canadian engineering firm UMA and Parsons Brinckerhoff of the U.S. The multi-phase project involved expanding the apron and taxi runways by 1 million square feet, installing a new in-ground hydrant system and new baggage transfer systems. Construction was from 1999 to 2002.
Currently Canada’s fourth busiest airport, Calgary handled 8.3 million passengers in 2001.