Associated provided electrical, lighting, and structural engineering services for the project. The lighting system uses a unique backup power system, which also allows departures in visibility conditions down to 366 m (1200 ft) where previously 763 m (2600 ft) was the limit.
The Calgary International Airport parallel runway, the longest runway in Canada, increases aircraft landing capacity and accommodates larger aircraft. The Category III(a) Instrument Landing System (ILS) ensures safe and efficient aircraft movements during poor weather and low visibility conditions. The runway features energy-efficient LED lighting, the first use on a runway in North America.
Running underneath the Calgary International Airport runway, the City of Calgary Airport Trail Tunnel improves access to northeast communities and connectivity to lands being developed east of the airport. Built to accommodate light rail transit, the tunnel paves the way for the City of Calgary’s plans for additional modes of transport to the airport in the future.
Associated Environmental conducted a Phase III Environmental Site Assessment at 16 locations at the Hay River Airport. The objectives were to quantitatively assess soil and groundwater conditions and to delineate any contamination encountered. Data collection was facilitated using a rugged field tablet equipped with tailor-made software to collect and report field observations efficiently and effectively.
Drawing on our extensive airside and groundside experience, we deliver creative solutions suited to each individual airport and its surrounding environment. Our experience also includes major runways and airstrips for smaller communities and in remote and northern communities. Our award-winning team has designed five of the seven Category III runways in Canada—in Vancouver 08R/08L/26R and Calgary 17L/35R. We help airport owners and operators keep pace with the rapidly changing requirements of regulatory agencies, airlines, and airport users. Our extensive experience with new construction, upgrading, and refurbishing aircraft movement areas, supporting facilities, and infrastructure gives us a unique understanding of complete airport operations. We specialize in off-peak construction procedures and protocols that are practical and facilitate implementation by contractors and airport operations staff, to help minimize disruption and bring airside works back into service.
ACEC-BC 1997 Award of Merit
Vancouver International Airport Parallel Runway
Canadian Consulting Engineering 2015 Award of Excellence
Calgary International Airport Runway and Airport Trail Tunnel
Consulting Engineers of Alberta 2015 Award of Merit
Calgary International Airport Runway Development
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Government of Bermuda
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