Calgary International Airport Development Project

Rank 2024


Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Airport

Project Value: $2 billion

Funding Source: Private

Private Funding: $2 billion

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Calgary

The Airport Development Program (ADP) includes two major projects: the Runway Development Project (RDP) and the new International Terminal. The RDP, which includes Canada’s longest runway at 14,000 feet, has been completed and the first arriving and departing flights took place on June 28, 2014. The International Facilities Project, which will more than double the size of the existing facility, is still on track to be near construction completion in late 2015. This will be followed by a number of commissioning, activation, and integration activities that will continue through 2016. The new International Terminal is scheduled to open in fall 2016.

New elements to the program will enhance the connections processes at the airport in conjunction with the opening of the new International Terminal in These elements are focused on passenger connectivity from the existing Air Terminal Building to the new International Terminal. This includes a new secure Connections Corridor, which will allow passengers to connect from concourse to concourse without leaving the secure area. The corridor also includes three transportation options, including foot traffic, use of moving walkways, or the option to take the new Compact Transit System (a small vehicle that can carry up to 10 passengers at a time along the corridor).

Project Owner: Calgary Airport Authority

Engineer: Associated Engineering (prime consultants for runway); CH2M (sub to AE); Hatch (civil airside consultant on facilities and engineering design manager on runway development)

Project/Construction Manager: AECOM and Hatch (project managers on runway development); AECOM (project manager facilities); EllisDon (construction manager, airport facilities); PCL-Parsons-Dufferin JV (construction manager, runway development)

Other Key Players: AirBiz (airport planning consultant); LVM (quality assurance); Entro (guest experience strategy, wayfinding, and signage); Engineering Harmonics (sound and digital signage consultant); SNC-Lavalin (operational readiness and transition program); BEEI (QA); IQC (QA); WSP | MMM Group (commissioning and geomatics services); Hanscomb (owner’s design and construction stage cost consultant)

Consulting Engineer Name: Reed Jones Christoffersen (structural); AECOM (electrical/mechanical); Stantec (IT systems)

Architect Names: DIALOG Design (prime consultant for international facility)

Supplier Other: Canam (steel joists)

2016 Rank: 21

2015 Rank: 21

2014 Rank: 17