Ottawa International Airport Infrastructure Master Plan

Services Offered

  • GIS
  • Civil
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Size: 940 ha development area
  • Client: Ottawa International Airport Authority
  • JLR Contact: Jason Bettez
  • Related Projects: Ottawa International Airport Authority Condition Assessment of Airside Storm Sewers, Chalk River Laboratories Site Service Line Condition Assessment Report and Renewal Plan, Ottawa Health Sciences Centre Infrastructure Management GIS, Town of Mississippi Mills Infrastructure Management GIS

Project Details

In 1997, the Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) took over the operation of the various utilities that serve its land from Transport Canada. The OIAA was also actively promoting development of some of its property, therefore an understanding of the condition and capacity of its infrastructure was critical.

Our firm conducted a detailed physical condition assessment and hydraulic investigation of the OIAA’s water distribution and storm and sanitary sewer systems, and developed an Infrastructure Master Plan. The total combined length of this infrastructure was in excess of 97 km. An extensive field investigation program, including total station survey, CCTV inspection, maintenance hole inspection, and flow monitoring was completed at the onset of the project. Data acquired during the field investigation program was used to develop hydraulic models of the water distribution and storm and sanitary sewer systems, and to develop detailed condition assessments for each of the sewer systems.

A GIS was also developed for this project, which was populated with infrastructure data gathered during the field investigation program and through the hydraulic investigation and condition assessment. The completed GIS was used to perform complex queries and generate a graphical representation of those queries. The resulting figures were used to facilitate the decision-making process during the development of the Infrastructure Master Plan. This project successfully integrated a GIS with a civil infrastructure condition assessment and hydraulic investigation, and provided the necessary framework to complete the comprehensive Infrastructure Master Plan.

The resulting Infrastructure Master Plan was prepared to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure networks over a 20-year planning horizon, complete with cost estimates. A recommended frequency of re-inspection program was also developed to allow for deterioration of identified defects to be monitored over time, and for rehabilitation priorities to be reassessed on an ongoing basis. A regular maintenance program for the storm and sanitary sewers was also created in consideration of the hydraulic and operational performance of the systems.

JLR continues to provide the OIAA with GIS technical support for all of its piped infrastructure and related hydraulic modeling.