A unique and intricate fluid drainage system
20,000 m2 of new PCC and
4,400 m2 of new HMAC pavement
Accommodating one Code F
(Group VI) or two Code C (Group III) aircraft simultaneously
- A deicing pad was needed to service both Code F and Code C aircraft.
- A drainage system was needed to isolate and control the fluid discharge.
- Complete preliminary design, detailed design, and construction had to be completed in one year in time for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Completed the detailed design, prepared tender packages, and undertook full-time construction services.
- Designed and constructed a deicing pad to facilitate parking, servicing, deicing, and anti-icing during the aircraft holdover time.
- Designed and installed hot mix asphaltic concrete (HMAC) and Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavement for Code E aircraft traffic.
- Connected a unique fluid-drainage system to the airport's West Lagoon.
- The deicing pad was designed to allow either one Code F aircraft to deice alone, or two Code C aircraft to deice simultaneously.
- Because aircraft deicing and anti-icing fluids can potentially kill fish, create algae blooms, and contaminate surface or ground waters, the project controlled the fluid discharge during deicing operations by designing an intricate drainage system.
- The drainage system now isolates the deicing and anti-icing fluids via valve chambers and pump stations before sending the fluids to the airport’s West Lagoon for treatment.
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