Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Expansion

Services Offered

  • Architectural
  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Civil
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Value: $310M
  • Client: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority
  • JLR Contact: Steve Parenteau
  • Related Projects: Ottawa International Airport Infrastructure Master Plan Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - Façade Hardening to Resist Blast Effects Air Mobility Training Centre Canadian Tire Centre (home of the NHL Ottawa Senators)

Project Details

The Ottawa International Airport Expansion Program (AEP) comprised a new 70,000m2 Passenger Terminal Building with a two-level arrivals/departures roadway, a new four-storey, 2,400 vehicle parking structure, apron and taxiway expansions, and a new aircraft de-icing facility. Associated site redevelopment includes a new airport access road, reconfigured surface parking, services rerouting, demolition of existing buildings, and re-supply of high voltage power to the site with a new multi-source service for increased redundancy.

As its Project Managers for the four-year Expansion Program, the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority selected JLR, in joint venture with Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ltd.  Within this mandate, MRM Project Managers assumed overall responsibility for program implementation, including project definition and development, consultant and construction manager selection, scheduling, cost control, user interfaces, regulatory approvals, design coordination, and administration of construction contracts.

In addition, JLR provided direct architectural and engineering services for a number of assignments, including services relocations, U.S. Pre-Clearance expansion, new high voltage power supply, and peer review of the Passenger Terminal Building design.

One of the major technical assignments completed for the Authority was the complete design and contract administration of a $4.7M tenant-fit up program for 15 airlines and service companies (including Air Canada and Westjet). The project included office and training spaces for CATSA and Transport Canada, as well as OMCIAA’s workshops. All work was undertaken to coordinate seamlessly with base building standards and to meet stringent budget constraints and construction completion dates.

Since the AEP was completed, JLR has continued to assist the Authority with engineering and architectural services on an “Open Agreement” basis. We have completed a site services concept for Phase II of the AEP and a Master Servicing Plan for all OMCIAA lands.