The 2019 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards Gala took place on February 8th in Calgary, and two GEC-designed projects took home awards! The NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre won the Award of Excellence in the Building Engineering - Institutional category (Project Team / Submission: Fast + Epp, KFR Engineering, SMP Engineering)and the Calgary Transit Operations and Control Centre: Mission Critical Facility won the Award of Excellence in the Project Management category (Prime Consultant / Submission: Hatch; Project Team: GEC (as architect), A.W. Hooker, Mission Green Buildings, Morrison Hershfield). Congratulations to our team members for their hard work in ensuring these project demonstrate engineering excellence!
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The Pedestrian Overpass in Calgary’s Westbrook neighborhood is getting a makeover! The current overpass will be removed, making way for a new structure that addresses accessibility in this busy pedestrian corridor. Construction on this GEC-designed bridge starts this year!
To ensure that passengers at YYC, one of Canada’s busiest airports, provides the highest quality experience for its passengers, it is important that the Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) in both the International Terminal and Domestic operate as one system to provide seamless connections for baggage between domestic, international and transborder flights.
With the new International Terminal completed and in operation for over a year, and with over 16 million passengers (and rising) being processed per year at the airport, The Calgary Airport Authority is working with YYC and Crisplant (a leading innovator of baggage handling systems) to update the Domestic terminal with the faster and more energy-efficient baggage movement systems already in use in the International Terminal.
CTV recently featured the BHS and what it is capable of, check it out here: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1314757
Construction on the new Jasper Place Transit Centre in Edmonton has started supporting the City’s vision for growth and enhanced passenger experience. Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) sees upwards of 400,000 riders per day, and is an important way for Edmontonians to connect. The new facility will have bright, comfortable waiting areas designed to accommodate more people. The old brick building on the northwest corner of the transit centre is to be demolished and a new, smaller facility will take its place and will feature integrated landscaping, bike parking, and seating.
GEC is re-designing the passenger experience. The YYC Terminal Connectivity Program, featuring the YYC LINK ™ and the Connections Corridor, is the front page and cover story for the July / August 2017 issue of Airport Focus International.
Take a look! The latest digital issue can be found here: https://issuu.com/iainhoey/docs/airport_focus_international_-_augus
This past Monday, October 31 was the much anticipated unveiling of the largest expansion project in YYC history, with the opening of the new International Terminal Building. This event also revealed one of GEC's latest collaborations with YYC: the YYC LINK & passenger shuttle system, a 700m long multi-modal airside passenger link which includes the YYC Link Route, moving walkways, and traditional corridors.
The YYC LINK passenger shuttle will physically connect passengers between the 5 Concourse, easing the process of navigating the airport and minimizing passenger travel times. Designed from the ground-up, our team has developed a unique design for the system that includes custom barriers, finishes, and lighting, and a vehicle that represents innovation in internal transportation at YYC.The passenger fleet includes 20 shuttle vehicles, each with a capacity to carry 10 passengers with their carry-on luggage. By design, vehicles will be leaving each station every two minutes on average. The service is supported by technology that will inform passengers when to expect the next vehicle at their station, and how long it will take them to get their destination.
Next time you’re at the airport, take a seat and enjoy the ease and convenience of the new YYC experience!