GTAA - Pearson Airport Terminal 1

New terminal development project for Pearson International Airport to encorporate Air Canada customer lounges, operation centre and office/support spaces.

Size: 298,000 S.F.
Completion: June 2005

Urbacon was the General Contractor for Terminal 1 new building improvements. The project set up required new and innovative scheduling, project management, manpower allocation and supply delivery. The project included:
> The construction of Government Agency areas including CATSA security screening, Transport Canada, CSIS, US Customs, OPP, RCMP, FIS and Peel Regional Police. The construction of international and domestic dignitary lounges, large industrial kitchen, dining area for 500 people and an Aviation Museum.
> The construction of the GTAA Operation Centre network operating centre for monitoring all data and communications throughout the facility, inspection booths, detention cells, search and service rooms, public washrooms, foreign exchange kiosks, baggage handling enclosures, and implementation of post 9/11 security requirements.

> The Airport opened on time, without any warranty claim ever made. 2,500 change notices/instructions were received within an 18 month time space.
> Established a Quality Control Program that was flexible enough to accommodate a project of this complexity, including the establishment of the Non Compliance Notice (NCN). The NCN was issued to the trades to notify the status of their completed work, whether it had deficiencies and the allotted time to remedy the outstanding issues. Each work area was 100% deficiency free at the time of hand over.
> Coordinating with Owner's independent regulatory authority (LMDG Building code Consultants), establishing and coordinating newly developed Thermal Ratings for structure, beams, penetrations etc.
> Chaired regular meetings with GTAA, end users and consultants. Secured permits for 'hot work' such as welding, torching and burning.

Unique Aspects:
> The project environment was extremely challenging, 2,800 on site labour force, continually changing security screening and job site access criteria.
> 250 independent areas of work, with little to no advanced indication if work areas became restricted or unavailable for a period of time.
> Security clearance was mandatory for all Urbacon staff and subtrades on site.