YYC Calgary International Airport International Facilities Project (IFP)

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Year Completed: 2017
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Project Specifications

trotter & morton building technologies
Building Type:
Calgary Airport Authority
Contract Type:
Electrical & Mechanical Construction Manager
HVAC, commercial, electrical, mechanical, security, voice data
electrical, mechanical, mechanical hvac, security, voice/data
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Project Details

The YYC Calgary International Airport International Facilities Project (IFP) is one of the largest projects in Alberta’s history adding 2,200,000sqft to the terminal. Upon completion, this expansion doubled the size of the existing airport and increased international and transborder capacity demand through 2025. This 5-Storey addition hosts a new utility services corridor, state of the art baggage handling, moving walkways, Compact Transit System (CTS) to easily move around passengers, 22 new bridge positions (ability to expand to 29 in the future), 70 new shops and services, podium structure for the Hotel, and transborder & international passenger processing.

Trotter & Morton’s Electrical and Mechanical divisions worked seamlessly together throughout the entirety of the project to ensure clear communication and coordination across all Electrical & Mechanical trades and subtrades on the project. The construction Management team was responsible for pre-construction services, design assist, all electrical and mechanical labour and subcontracts, accounting, cost estimating, project scheduling, safety, quality control, commissioning, and administrative services for the project.

Trotter & Morton’s Electrical team was responsible for all electrical cabling, lighting, data/communications, fire alarm, emergency generators, main distribution, security, audio/visual, lighting control, BMS, Lightning protection, and temporary power.

There is over 4,300 feet (1,300 meters) of duct bank and 32,000 feet (10 kilometers) of cable traythroughout the new terminal.

Trotter & Morton’s Mechanical team was responsible for all mechanical systems including plumbing, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems, in-floor radiant heating and cooling coupled with geothermal and heat pumps, and cogeneration units.

Under separate contracts, the IFP Project also included the following:

  • 300 room Delta YYC Hotel
  • Material Handling Facility
  • IFP Parkade
  • Generator Building
  • Lift Station
  • +30 Bridges
  • Utility Tunnel
  • IFP Piers
  • IFP Podium & Lantern Infill

This LEED Gold project combines state of the art technology and sustainable building construction and materials such as:

  • 600 Geothermal wells
  • In-floor radiant heating and cooling
  • Curtain walls
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • LED lighting
  • Building management systems (BMS)
  • Sun tubes
  • Co-generation gas turbines

This project was completely modeled in Revit BIM (Building Information Modeling) software for scope clash detection to guarantee equipment installation environments, as well as remedy any issues early on in the construction phase.

Continuing our work at the YYC Calgary International Airport, Trotter & Morton’s electrical team was awarded the new YYC Connectivity Corridor project that integrated the New IFP Terminal into the existing building. Additionally, we have completed numerous tenant fit-outs for the commercial/retail spaces within the terminal buildings

Recently our mechanical team was Prime Contractor scope to Calgary Airport Authority for the work associated with upgrading the existing Geothermal system at YYC to incorporate new Dry Coolers and the implementation of a network of piping to link the 4 main mechanical rooms to allow load sharing between them.