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- Delivery Date
- July 2017
- Nunavut Government
- Bouygues Building Canada
- Broadway Maylan
- Sustainable-construction equipment
- Social Approaches
- Supporting employees; Training; Job creation and social mainstreaming
The Iqaluit airport takes off!
Under a PPP scheme, Bouygues Building Canada and Sintra have been in charge of the design and construction of this new 10,000m² airport terminal and a 4,500m² service building, as well as the renovation and extension of approximately 400,000m² of runways and aircraft parking areas.
Located in Canada’s largest territory, the airport plays a strategic role: the plane is the only mode of transport that can be used throughout the year to serve this territory, which is as big as Western Europe, and to connect its 25 communities! The project includes an ambitious employment and training programme for Inuit employees, in the understanding and respect of their culture. The project included a cogeneration power plant and is aiming for LEED® Silver certification.
The main innovation for the worksite was the creation of one of the largest systems of thermosyphons ever carried out, whose function is to limit the impact of heat (buildings, planes when landing…) on permafrost, ground which has been permanently frozen for thousands of years and is now jeopardised by global warming. The audacious cooling system led the project to apply for LEED Silver environmental certification, which is particularly difficult to obtain for this type of location.