RJC Calgary are Structural Engineers for the largest single expansion undertaken at the Calgary International Airport.

The expansion plans to accommodate increased passenger volumes up to the year 2025.

Gateway to the World

Calgary International Airport - International Facilities Project, Calgary, AB

Calgary International Airport is Alberta’s busiest airport servicing Calgary and the surrounding region. The International Facilities Project (IFP) is an addition to the east end of the existing Airport Terminal Building that will house the processing and gates for International and Transborder (US) inbound and outbound passengers.

The IFP has the capacity to dock 22 aircraft with two gate positions capable of docking Airbus 380 aircraft. Its length is approximately 750m from the end of the long Transborder Pier to the existing Airport Terminal Building.

The ticketing and holdroom halls incorporate 30m clear-span triangular shaped trusses supported on Y-shaped columns. Along the truss lines, strip skylights embedded in the roof bring natural light into the interior spaces.

Exterior glazing walls form the perimeter of the halls and piers. The glazing walls vary in height up to 20m, and they are supported by a grid of thin vertical and horizontal framing members to maximize desired views. RJC used REVIT to develop intricate parametric models and views.

The project also includes the extension of the existing Departures Roadway, an added parallel curbside roadway, a new waste handling facility and a podium structure for a future airside hotel.