Project Profile

Project Profile

Vancouver International Airport A-B Connector

Vancouver International Airport Authority

Richmond, British Columbia

We started working with Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) in 1995, and that initial project developed into a 20-year relationship spanning over 200 projects. 
 
The $146-million A-B Connector project was our largest YVR project to date. This project involved demolishing one of the oldest remaining parts of the original 1968-era domestic terminal and building a new four-level expanded facility.
 
The 27,542 m2 (296,470 ft2) A-B Connector facility created a centralized circulation hub, improving passenger flow, and providing a wide range of new facilities including dining and shopping options. The new four-story structure features an enclosed baggage handling hall with an expedited baggage system. The project also added four new apron-drive passenger bridges, creating more space for boarding passengers.

The building’s design celebrates British Columbia’s interior region and is anchored by a contemporary art piece, The Rivers Monument, by artist Marianne Nicolson. Now in the final phases of the project, we are continuing to work on seismic upgrades, Level Two arrivals, and a tie-in to Pier A. This work is scheduled for completion in winter 2015.
 
To accommodate the daily operations of an airport that hosts 17 million passengers a year, Ledcor works closely with the YVR Airport Authority to maintain security, scheduling, and passenger access around the clock.

“Ledcor has been a valued partner in the development of YVR over the years,” said Don Ehrenholz, YVR’s Vice President of Engineering. “The collaboration of our respective expertise combined with Ledcor’s working knowledge of our business has resulted in a high-quality terminal building that has won YVR international recognition from our customers and industry partners alike.”
 
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