Serving more than 15.7 million passengers and 137,000 tonnes of cargo, YYC Calgary International Airport is one of the best-served airports in Canada. The new International Terminal, parallel runway and the Connections Corridor are all part of the expanded infrastructure to meet growing demand.
Reggin was proud to play a role in the exciting expansion. Whether stainless steel or powder-coated mild steel, we crafted many of the architectural metal features including various columns, railings, claddings for numerous areas, guards, base and rainwater leaders.
Four Years in the Making
This large infrastructure project was a very large-scale project. The expansion of YYC Calgary International Airport is Reggin’s single longest uninterrupted project with our work spanning a little more than 4 years from start to finish. Over the duration of the project, nearly everyone was involved in one capacity or another and at its peak, 90% of our employees were involved simultaneously.
Security and Safety are Key
An additional consideration on this project was working within an active operating airport facility and ensuring the safety and security of passengers and staff throughout the entire construction process. YYC is a very busy international hub and keeping the operation moving while completing a project of this scale required significant collaboration among various partners. Although we’d worked on previous airport expansions, security restrictions have significantly increased more recently. We worked diligently with our client and with the prime contractor within this environment always with an eye to meeting and exceeding security criteria.
Additional highlights of our work on this project include round powder coated mild steel, round and square stainless steel columns, stainless steel stair railings, claddings for escalators, baggage carousels, international baggage claim area, check-in concourse ticket hall, and piers passenger secure jet ways, as well as stainless steel bumper rails and guard rails for the LINK passenger shuttle.This is truly a world-class gateway to the world and one of our team’s proudest accomplishments.
Photos courtesy of The Calgary Airport Authority