Canadian Consulting Engineer

Old Terminal 1 at Pearson due to come down this May

Hatch Mott MacDonald, consulting engineers of Toronto, are responsible for the demolition of all the buildings that...

March 10, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Hatch Mott MacDonald, consulting engineers of Toronto, are responsible for the demolition of all the buildings that stand in the way of the massive new Terminal 1 at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. <br>
So far the company has overseen the destruction of the old Administration building, an aircraft fuelling facility and 10 air cargo buildings.<br>
Next in line to come down is the original Terminal 1, an elegant building from the 1960s. It will be dismantled beginning in May.<br>
The consulting engineers had to analyze the best way to take the terminal down, comparing using explosives to implode the building vs. the conventional method of systematically dismantling it from top to bottom. The latter was found to be less costly and less risky given the environment.<br>
Chris Solecki, P.Eng. is in charge of the project for Hatch Mott Macdonald.


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