Project Description

The Lester B. Pearson International Airport Expansion and Development Program is a $4.4 billion re-development program and the largest capital improvement program in Canada included the Terminal Development Program (TDP) component.  The TDP was designed and constructed on a “Fast Track” basis, requiring complex staging and coordination as two of three existing terminals were demolished and replaced while airport and passenger operations continue unabated.  Program elements include:

  • A new 4 level – 4 million sq. ft. Terminal Building with a Central Processor and four Piers to service 79 “bridged” aircraft gates and associated aprons
  • A new 8 level 12,500 stall Parking Garage
  • A new system of on/off airport access roads & bridges (23.5 miles)
  • A new central utilities plant and primary utility distribution system

MAR’S Role

MAR senior staff through their former employer Parsons Aviation served as the Program Director for the Program Manager service provider (a joint venture of 1 USA and 2 Canadian firms) responsible for the coordination & management of all Program elements including Master Scheduling, Work Packaging & Cost Estimating, Planning & Program Compliance, Management Control Systems, Program Reporting, Design Monitoring, Budget & Cost Control, Operations Interface, Change Control, Document Control, Development of Policies & Procedures, Testing, Commissioning & Activation, and Value Engineering for the Terminal Development Program. Major responsibilities included:

  • Manage the financial and legal aspects of the PM Joint-Venture contract
  • Manage Technical Design Compliance Reviews
  • Coordinate Design Compliance reviews in various JV offices (Toronto (3), Miami, Pasadena, Reading-UK)
  • Assist the designers in phasing & sequencing of the works
  • Assist the owner in negotiations with major Tenant Airlines
  • Assist the Owner in formulating positions concerning contract/legal matters
  • Develop detailed Testing, Commissioning Program
  • Develop and implement Airport Operational Readiness (AOR) Program
  • Assist the Owner in developing and implementing new IT&T policy
  • Audit the Program master schedule & budget to ensure progress and compliance within accepted norms

Project Location:
Toronto, Canada

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Project Value / Total Installed Cost:
$4.4 Billion

Project Dates:
2000 – 2001

Scope of Work:

  • Program Management
  • Construction Management
  • Policy Formation
  • Master Plan Reviews
  • Contract Formation
  • Design Reviews
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Airport Operational Readiness

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Successfully led and conducted technical design reviews to recover schedule loss and value engineer $200 M in savings
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive Airport Operational Readiness (AOR) Program to ensure successful transition from a construction site to a fully operating facility with no “glitches” on Opening Day