The New Montreal International Airport

by G. Y. Sebastyan, Dir.; Airport Facilities Branch, Airports and Construction Services, Canadian Ministry of Transport, Ottawa, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 2, Pg. 317-334

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes the methods and procedures used by a project team established by the Canadian Federal goverment to plan, design, and construct a large and complex project, the New Montreal International Airport at Mirabel. The project is being executed on the basis of Project Management with the help of a Consortium of consultants for design coordination and field construction management, using over 40 consulting firms for design and over 100 major contract packages for construction. The paper gives a general description of the project and outlines the organization, methods of design and construction management, the special design and construction management features, and the special problems encountered. Prominent phases of construction are shown by construction photographs.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Project management | Management methods | Airports and airfields | Consulting services | Construction companies | Team building | Federal government | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

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