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YVR's Pier C Expansion involved relocating Taxiway J to provide room for the Pier C terminal and apron stand expansion.

Vancouver International Airport Pier C Expansion

Vancouver Airport Authority | Canada | 2006-2010

Pavement structure built from recycled material

62,000 m2 of new rigid and flexible pavement

Challenges

  • The Pier C Expansion Project at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) involved relocating Taxiway J to the west, and transforming it into a new code E apron taxilane to provide room for the Pier C terminal and apron stand expansion.
  • Additional gates were designed to service up to nine aircrafts, and to accommodate the amount of passengers coming through the domestic terminal.

Solutions

  • Completed the design and full-time construction services of the apron configuration and airside facilities associated with the expansion of Pier C.
  • Designed an intricate drainage system capable of collecting surface water runoff near aircraft fueling areas and isolating any spilled oil through oil/water separators.
  • Aircraft fueling utilities were installed within the Apron VI pavement in order to minimize fuel truck hauling and its associated carbon footprint.
  • Taxiway J was relocated to the west to accommodate the Apron VI expansion to the east.
  • 62,000 m2 of new rigid and flexible pavement facilitated nine additional domestic gates in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic in Vancouver.

Highlights

  • Designed to reuse demolished taxiway and apron pavements as the crushed granular base for the aircraft pavement areas.
  • Aircraft fueling utilities were installed within the Apron VI pavement in order to minimize fuel truck hauling and its associated carbon footprint.

Project numbers

62,000 m2 of new rigid and flexible pavement facilitated nine additional domestic gates

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