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YVR CORE Program Enhancements

Resilient additions to the Vancouver International Airport

  • 2.1K

    Public Passenger Stalls

  • 33%

    Reduction of GHG Emissions

  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Vancouver, British Columbia

Environmentally friendly design takes the long view in major capital projects

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is one of North America’s fastest-growing airports, and with that growth comes a few challenges: passenger volume is expected to increase dramatically in the next few decades. So, to be prepared, the Airport Authority launched their CORE program—a resilience-based subset of the YVR 2037 Master Plan. 

As part of the CORE program, we’re designing (through an integrated design process) a new parkade, a new central utilities building, electrical infrastructure upgrades, sustainable energy systems, and a rainwater capture system for YVR. Aging infrastructure will be replaced—improving power reliability—and travelers will have more efficient parking, reducing congestion. In addition, with the rainwater harvesting system, there’s less reliance on potable water in case of a fire.

Working with YVR from initial design all the way through contract administration, we used the Envision framework to meet the project sustainability goals. With these measures in place, YVR is reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the redundancy and resiliency of their electrical infrastructure, and improving the sustainability of the airport.

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Kenneth McNamee , Associate, Buildings Engineering

Responsible resource consumption is key to a more sustainable future. I assist our clients in defining and improving the efficiency of their buildings.
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Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering

I particularly enjoy working with owners and architects at the beginning of a project; that is when the most creative structural solutions are born.
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Robert Bourdages, Principal, Structural Engineer

There are many technical challenges and exciting opportunities in multi-disciplinary design and construction projects.
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Quin MacKenzie, Sustainable Development Consultant

To understand the purpose of a project, we need to listen to the community. Then we can design the project to meet the needs of those it is intended to serve.
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Nicole Vincent, Project Manager

I love visiting my completed projects because it reminds me that all the time and energy I put into my work is always worth it in the end.
  • Kenneth McNamee

    Associate, Buildings Engineering

  • Lanny  Flynn

    Principal, Buildings Engineering

  • Robert Bourdages

    Principal, Structural Engineer

  • Quin MacKenzie

    Sustainable Development Consultant

  • Nicole Vincent

    Project Manager

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