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Once referred to as the ‘Crossroads of the World’, the Gander International Airport has a history dating back to 1935 and made international news when it opened its runways on 9/11. Today, 20% of business jets flying the North Atlantic still stop at the Gander Airport.

In 2017 the Gander International Airport Authority (GIAA) commenced a project involving the rehabilitation of Runway 13-31, Taxiway D, E, and Apron 1.  The work included 4,000m of selective storm sewer infrastructure replacement, full airfield electrical replacement and full resurfacing of the paved structures, requiring nearly 40,000 tonnes of asphalt.

Allnorth was engaged as the design engineer of record. During construction, the client fulfilled the role of project manager while Allnorth provided field engineering and inspection, surveying, QA/QC and contract administration services. Quantity control included surveying and materials tracking using weight scales and tickets for all granular graduation and compaction and asphalt sampling, testing and cores.

Working inside an active airfield, in close proximity to working aircraft required extreme safety measures be adhered to. Intricate project phasing and adherence to project/construction schedules to allow for continued use of the airfield. Thought the contractor caused delays in the schedule, pushing the construction into a second season, the project was completed on budget.


  • Field engineering
  • Field inspection
  • Survey
  • QA/QC
  • Contract administration


Gander International Airport, Gander, NL

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