Vancouver International Airport Upgrades

Rank 2021


Image Credit: Vancouver Airport Authority

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Airport

Project Value: $1.7 billion

Funding Source: Private

Private Funding: Vancouver Airport Authority: $1.7 billion (collected through an increased Airport Improvement Fee)

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Richmond

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

The multi-year expansion at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) involves a number of capital construction projects to enhance the airport experience and improve YVR’s competitive position as a world-class connecting hub.

Current projects include a Central Utilities Building that will house one of Canada’s largest GeoExchange energy systems; a new parkade and ground transportation facility; expanded international terminal building with four new bridged aircraft gates and four new bus operation gates and new remote aircraft stands.

Two new International hold rooms with capacity for 600 passengers have just opened and a new Transboder hold room is starting construction in October—both will support YVR’s remote stand operations.

To make room for the new remote aircraft stands, YVR will reclaim a portion of its existing jetSet parking concept and convert the remaining space into a valet operation. Construction on YVR’s runway safety enhancements will also continue until 2022.

Project Owner: Vancouver Airport Authority

Engineer: Stantec; WSP; SNC-Lavalin; WSP (materials engineering, quality management); Hatch (consulting); Wood Group (consulting)

Contractor: Graham (general contractor for airside operations support building); Ledcor (A-B connector); PCL (secure corridors)

Project/Construction Manager: Vancouver Airport Authority

Other Key Players: BMO Capital Markets; BTY Group; Entro; Exp; WSP; Aon; Mott MacDonald; Hanscomb; Colliers Project Leaders; McElhanney; Hemmera

Architect Names: Kasian(Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.)

Supplier Other: Canam Group (joists and steel deck)

Legal: McCarthy Tétrault (represented VIAA); Borden Ladner Gervais

2020 Rank: 37

2019 Rank: 31

2018 Rank: 28

2017 Rank: 26

2016 Rank: 27

2015 Rank: 26

2014 Rank: 21


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