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$620M Calgary Runway Opens
algary International Airport's new 14,000-foot runway, the
longest in Canada, officially opened June 28. Construction
for the $620 million mega-project began on April 4, 2011,
involving more than 2 million person hours and an average of 420 workers on
site each day.
The Calgary Airport Authority celebrated the opening of its new
runway by inviting residents to the "Run and Roam the Runway" event
June 14 and 15. The event gave residents an opportunity to explore the
runway, enjoy exclusive aircraft displays, food trucks, live entertainment
and more. Residents were invited to share their ideas and suggestions
about how the runway opening should unfold via an interactive website
located at www.YYCRunway.com.
PCL/Parsons/Dufferin, a Joint Venture, is the construction manager
acting as agent for the Airport Authority for the Runway Development
The Calgary International Airport is an important economic engine
for the city, region and province, generating more than $6 billion
in economic activity annually. The addition of the new runway is
essential to the continued growth and prosperity of the airport and its
ability to grow its passenger and cargo network.
Construction for the $620 million
mega-project began on April 4, 2011,
involving more than 2 million person
hours and an average of 420 workers
on site each day.
DIA Launches Tours of
Hotel and Transit Center Construction
enver International Airport is giving the public an inside look
at the new Hotel and Transit Center construction site with the
launch of monthly public tours, which kicked off April 12.
The Hotel and Transit Center Program will complete the
original vision for the airport and is the first investment in Denver
International Airport's Airport City initiative. The program is made
up of independent, yet physically integrated projects, including a
519-room Westin hotel and conference center, a new transit center
serving all Regional Transportation District buses and the new East Rail
Line, and a public plaza which will be Denver's newest venue for arts,
entertainment and relaxation.
"Curious onlookers have been watching the Hotel and Transit
Center rise from the south side of Jeppesen Terminal for months,
and we're finally at a point in the construction that allows us the
opportunity to give the public a preview of this great new amenity
at Denver International Airport," Hotel and Transit Center Program
Manager Stu Williams said. "We're excited to give the public a firsthand look at the progress on the program."
Guides will treat participants to a 45-minute hard hat tour of the
new public plaza and hotel building. Because construction of the
program is constantly evolving, each tour will be unique.
The hotel will be owned by Denver International Airport and
operated by Westin and is on schedule to open in 2015. The RTD
East Rail Line, which will connect the airport to downtown Denver's
Union Station in approximately 35 minutes, is scheduled to begin
operations in 2016.
The Hotel and Transit Center is the next step in enhancing the airport's
competitive standing as a leading global airport and positioning Denver
International Airport for continued growth. The airport is the primary
economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $22 billion
for the region annually.
The city and county of Denver has contracted Parsons to provide program
management support services and Gensler as the architect. The construction
manger/general contractor for site preparation is Kiewit, with Mortenson,
Hunt, Saunders, a tri-venture, responsible for constructing the Hotel and
Transit Center. ■
The Hotel and Transit Center is the
next step in enhancing the airport's
competitive standing as a leading
global airport and positioning
Denver International Airport for
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - September 2014
President’s Message Gearing Up for a Successful 2015
Canadian Airports Facing the Tax Burden
Associates’ Corner Southern Hospitality and Airport Collaboration
Policy Corner Building the Foundation: A Strong Coalition Is Essential for 2015 Goals
Calendar of Events
Cover Story: Runway Rush Hartsfield-Jackson Remains Busiest Airport for 16 Years Running.
Feature: The 2014 William E. Downes Jr. Award
Security: Terminal Security After the Los Angeles Shooting
Feature: A Meeting of the Medium Hub Minds
Customer Service: Traveler First: Emerging Trends in Customer Service
Feature: Airports Help Local Economies Take Off
Policy: The Status of Car-Sharing Services
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