Calgary Airport Aims To Be Envision Certified


The Calgary Airport Authority (the Authority) will begin construction of the West Runway Rehabilitation project this spring. With sustainability as a priority, the project will make Calgary (YYC) the first airport in Canada to be certified under the Envision framework.

Envision is a rating system was developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for assessing the sustainability of civil infrastructure projects based on a system of credits, like the LEED framework for buildings.

PCL Construction has been selected as the construction manager for the West Runway Rehabilitation. Work on the runway will be done in phases with completion scheduled in 2025.

“The West Runway Rehabilitation is a keystone project for YYC and will play a pivotal role in the long-term success of our airport and the greater Calgary region,” said Chris Miles, Chief Operating Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “Given PCL’s depth of experience, the Authority is confident in their ability to help contribute to this historic project in a safe and efficient manner.”

Projects of this magnitude require the expertise from several contractors with varying areas of specialization. The Authority has worked with various teams on design, planning and now with PCL as they bring their decades long experience to help execute on this major runway rehabilitation project.

“Our team of industry-leading construction experts will ensure the airport’s world-class guest experience is maintained while we strategically rebuild one of three critical runways,” said Alistair McKnight, PCL’s district manager for Calgary and southern Alberta. “We are grateful for the authority’s continued trust and partnership with PCL as we embark on this important project with them.”


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