Pomerleau's mandate covered the expansion of the domestic and international sectors (total area of 16,800 m²), rehabilitation of the elevated roadway and fitting up Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge.
Almost one-third of the old terminal was demolished to make way for the new construction. Prior to work getting underway, the communications, water and sewer networks had to be moved and the electrical system had to be tied into the existing system.
The expansion work included:
adding 12 boarding gates;
adding 7 articulated and 5 fixed passenger bridges;
adding passenger hold rooms, 2 lounges, offices, training areas and general use space.
extending the terminal's area by almost 17,000 m² on all 3 levels.
The ground and second levels are concrete while the third level is framed in steel. The new section of the terminal is clad in curtain wall to blend with the existing sections.
The Pomerleau team also coordinated with the apron work.
Pomerleau was responsible for ensuring total compliance with very strict regulations governing site access, movements within the airport and on the tarmac, and height restrictions on equipment like cranes. In addition, all Pomerleau management staff and all construction site employees had to have prior security clearance before they could come on site.
Because of its vast and recent experience working in fully-operational airports, Pomerleau was able to bring all the specialized understanding and expertise needed to this project.