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EllisDon completes 10-hour concrete pour for new utilities building at Vancouver airport [WATCH]

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November 14, 2019 by On-Site Staff

It took 10 hours of work and just short 300 loads of concrete, but EllisDon smoothly wrapped up a massive concrete pour at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) last month.

Their booms crisscrossing the job site, four separate concrete pump trucks placed 2,700 cubic metres of concrete for the busy airport’s new Central Utilities Building between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. Finishing crews then took over and insulated tarps were installed to cap off the work.

The big pour is part of YVR’s $9.1 billion expansion expected to run well into the 2020s.

The Central Utilities Building itself will put the airport’s heating, cooling and backup electrical system under a single roof. It will also house one of the country’s largest geoexchange systems that will help heat and cool the airport. The new utilities building is scheduled to open in 2022.


Watch the EllisDon-led team tackle the 10-hour job:

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