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WAA Ground Support Equipment Facility

Project Description

Situated on an existing 9.5-acre site within the James Richardson International Airport campus in Winnipeg, this two-storey multi-tenant commercial building allows tenants to streamline how they deliver ground support services for commercial aircraft, such as performing equipment maintenance or stocking planes with food and beverages.

CPI broke ground on this pre-engineered steel building in June 2018. It is a combination of concrete and steel construction including pre-cast deep piles, cast-in-place piles, grade-beams, structural slabs, slab-on-grade foundation, prefinished Insulated Metal Panels on the exterior and built-up flat roofing. 

Tenant bays are constructed with 100 feet clear span depth and 30 feet clear height for maximum flexibility. A second-floor mezzanine contains offices and training areas and workspaces are connected by a hallway to a shared loading dock. Windows and high-performance insulating exterior walls and roof help reduce energy consumption.

To comply with Canadian Aviation Security Regulations and Aerodrome Security Measures, CPI ensure all subtrades and suppliers possessed and displayed a Restricted Area Identity Card. Each time a person passed through an access gate into the restricted area, they needed to present their visitor pass and government issued identification to the WAA’s Security Escort for verification.

The building was on the campus airside, with access through the ground (or public) side. All materials and equipment were securely tied down and stored so nothing would go flying across nearby runways. A site-specific Construction Waste Management (CWM) system was used to monitor water flow, mud control and daily cleaning. The project came with landscaping requirements and CPI used sod instead of grass seed to avoid attracting birds.

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