Calgary, Alberta (January 24, 2024) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce it has been selected as the construction manager for the Calgary International Airport’s West Runway Rehabilitation project.

The rehabilitation will include removal and replacement of the existing pavement structure. Upgrades to the runway's aging electrical and drainage systems and supporting infrastructure will also be included in the design scope. The project will also include improvements to existing taxiways and aircraft movement surfaces. 

“Our team of industry-leading construction experts will ensure the airport’s world-class guest experience is maintained while we strategically rebuild one of three critical runways,” says Alistair McKnight, PCL’s district manager for Calgary and Southern Alberta. “We are grateful for The Authority’s continued trust and partnership with PCL as we embark on this important project with them.”

“The West Runway Rehabilitation project is a keystone project for YYC and will play a pivotal role in the long-term success of our airport and the greater Calgary region,” said Chris Miles, Chief Operating Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “Given PCL’s depth of experience, The Authority is confident in their ability to help contribute to this historic project in a safe and efficient manner.”

Over the last 15 years, PCL has completed over one billion dollars of civil infrastructure at YYC, including construction of the East Runway, the Airport Trail Interchanges and Tunnel as well as the East De-icing Apron, Buffer Tank and Ice House. Learn more about this project here.


About PCL Construction

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that operates throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Australia. As one of the largest contracting organizations in North America, PCL completes more than $9 billion CAD in work annually, building projects that shape communities. The company’s 100% employee ownership model fuels a culture of commitment for clients in the buildings, civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and solar markets. With a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers, PCL’s leadership teams consistently drive innovation and set new benchmarks for excellence, bringing unparalleled skill to every project. Watch us build at

About the Calgary Airport Authority

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta and is responsible for the management, operation and development of YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Springbank Airport (YBW). The Authority’s commitment to safety remains a top priority. Our airports are important economic generators for the city, region and province, supporting thousands of jobs and generating billions in GDP through associated economic activity. The Authority was also recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2023.