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Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA)

Engineering a smooth takeoff and landing

  • $1M

    BBD Project Value

  • Seawell, Christ Church, Barbados

    Seawell, Christ Church, Barbados

Updating airport infrastructure to better support the community and tourist industry

As traffic demands grew for Grantley Adams International Airport—the sole designated port of entry for persons arriving by air in Barbados—the need to rehabilitate its single runway became clear. In 2014, Grantley Adams was identified as the 10th busiest airport in the Caribbean region, and continues to operate as a major gateway to the Eastern Caribbean and has direct service to myriad destinations, and is an important air-link for cruise ship passengers departing and arriving at the port of Bridgetown. To that end, we’re providing design services for pavement extension and resurfacing, project management, and advisory services on this active airfield. Following a complete review of the airport’s extensive system of in-pavement airfield lights, we are also designing a new LED system to replace the aging aviation ground lighting systems.

As we resurface existing pavements, we’re working with the airport to allow the airport to remain open every day. Upon completion, we’ll have resurfaced pavements appropriate to type and usage, extended the aircraft parking aprons, and rehabilitated and widened designated taxiway shoulders. Our electrical design contributions will also extend to areas of new development, including the new taxiway, main terminal apron and new south general aviation, including high mast lighting for these areas.

Meet Our Team

Leigh Bartlett, Associate, Transportation

Stantec is like my interests: diverse. My work brings me into contact with wide-ranging expertise–the key to making it all work is communication and flexibility.

Dave Dargie, Vice President, Sector Leader, Airports (Infrastructure)

It’s my job to collaborate with owners and operators to design safe and efficient airports to enhance our air travel experience.
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Justin Jennings-Wray, Managing Principal, International

Age Quod Agis – my old high school motto – “whatever you do, do it well”. I live by this motto, and always strive to ensure that my Clients receive my best effort when providing services.
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Leslie Merrithew, Civil Engineer

The most rewarding part of my job is when a client or coworker calls me up and wants me on a project—it means I made a positive impression, and I’m a valued team player.

Christène Razafimaharo, Climate Risks Analyst

Identifying the risks of climate change today is how I help prepare communities for tomorrow.
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Cheryl White, Electrical Engineer

The first step in exceeding your customer's expectations is to know those expectations.

Leigh Bartlett

Associate, Transportation

Dave Dargie

Vice President, Sector Leader, Airports (Infrastructure)

Justin Jennings-Wray

Managing Principal, International

Leslie Merrithew

Civil Engineer

Christène Razafimaharo

Climate Risks Analyst

Cheryl White

Electrical Engineer

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