Local Companies Appointed to Work on the Construction Phase of Airport Redevelopment Project

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Aecon Group Inc., a partner in the redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport, announced today the engagement of four Bermudian firms, following an RFP and selection process for the construction phase of the Airport Redevelopment Project.
The six contracts awarded are:

  • Architecture – OBMI
  • Landscape Architecture – OBMI
  • Structural Engineering – Brunel
  • Civil Engineering – Brunel
  • Mechanical Engineering – Onsite Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering – IAL

The construction phase of the Airport Redevelopment Project is expected to last until approximately Q1 2020.

The Bermudian firms will be working with Aecon and its consultants to:

  • Review and provide input into the design development of the new passenger terminal
  • Advise and lead on Bermudian conditions, practices, codes and permitting
  • Review various inspections and testing activities during construction
  • Review and prepare reports on conformity of site installations to design

Brunel is a consulting engineering firm which specialises in providing professional engineering services on civil and structural engineering projects in Bermuda. They will work closely with Aecon; WSP, Canada’s leading engineering consultants; and Quinn Dressel, to provide all of the above services. In particular, they will provide input into all aspects of the design with respect to wind loading and other environmental impacts. Brunel will prepare inspection reports and manage photographic records of inspections. They will also be carrying out civil and structural site inspections.

IAL, a leading electrical engineering consultancy, will be working closely with Mulvey & Banani International Inc. Specifically, they will be coordinating and reviewing with the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service the design of the fire alarm system for the new airport terminal, and in addition they will be responsible for finalizing the design of grounding and lighting systems, as well as coordinating with local electrical contractors.

Architectural and landscape design firm OBMI will provide leadership to the Bermuda consulting team and will be the principal liaison in Bermuda between the design and construction teams. Working with Scott Associate Architects Inc., the lead design project manager and architectural consultant who specialise in aviation design, OBMI will ensure all conditions of the planning permissions are adhered to. Additionally, they will provide input into the architectural and landscape design for the new airport terminal, ensuring that there is a “sense of place” and a strong Bermudian theme both inside and outside the terminal.

Onsite Engineering, a specialist in mechanical engineering will be working with consulting engineers, HH Angus. They will be responsible for providing the design of the ground water heat rejection system, including but not limited to, boreholes, piping, pump selection, and filtration. The work also includes design parameters and design concepts for the project and advise on local equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service contractors.

Frank Ross, Aecon’s Executive Director, Infrastructure, said: “Local expertise is invaluable in every project and we’re delighted to be working with these Bermudian firms. Having worked with them during the design phase, we know the local talent that they can bring to the table. We’re happy to have them as partners as we begin the construction phase of the project.”

The appointment of these companies marks another important stage of local partner selection as the airport project enters its next phase.

The redevelopment of L.F. Wade International Airport is being implemented under a Government-to-Government framework agreement between the Governments of Canada and Bermuda. In terms of the agreement, Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited will oversee the overall development and implementation of the project, and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), through a subcontract to Aecon, will deliver the construction component of the project. More updates about the L.F. Wade International Airport redevelopment project can be found on the Bermuda Government portal at www.gov.bm and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BermudaSkyport.

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