Fort McMurray Airport
Fort McMurray Airport Authority
Fort McMurray, Alberta
This building structure includes a concrete foundation with structural steel and hollow core precast planks for the floors on levels 2 and 3. The main level is made up of a combination slab-on-grade and structural slab in the tunnel areas. Architectural elements include a mix of insulated precast panels, metal cladding, triple-glazed curtainwall, and Corten steel panels. The striking roof system is wood beam and cross laminated timbers (CLT) all made of pine lumber, a great deal of which is reclaimed from the pine beetle devastation.
The new air terminal building formed part of a larger expansion that included a new taxiway, apron, access roads, and an airport hotel - all of which were being completed simultaneously by other contractors. This created logistical challenges and caused limited access to our project site. Ledcor successfully managed to restructure our logistics plan on a number of occasions to adapt to these surrounding activities.
Following the principles of LEED building, Ledcor successfully recycled and diverted 73% of the construction waste from landfill.