Associated Engineering was engaged to complete detailed design and construction of the new Parallel Runway in 1992. The Parallel Runway project consisted of a 3,030 metre long runway, 12 connecting taxiways, and Canada’s first Category III airfield lighting system. Design of the runway and taxiways considered the critical aircraft (the Boeing 777-200), aircraft speed, climate, drainage, grade, and pavement structure required to provide a safe and efficient surface for landing and take-offs. Design of taxiways was optimized to minimize runway occupancy time and increase overall runway capacity.
Other features of the design included a complex materials management plan for reusing fill required for preload and protection of existing utilities including aviation fuel lines.