Toronto Takes Off

by Jeff L. Brown, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 1, Pg. 42-47

Document Type: Feature article


Travelers using Toronto's Pearson International Airport will soon be passing through a new, state-of-the-art terminal, the centerpiece of a 10-year airport redevelopment project. Contractors erected the building using a top-down construction method that had far-reaching implications for the engineering design. The terminal's footage roads also featured an innovative large-scale application of cast-in-place high performance concrete.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Building design | Airport terminals | Project management | Innovation | Highways and roads | High-performance concrete | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

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