Release date: 
29 October 2004 :00am
The Ottawa International Airport Expansion Program was honoured last evening at the 2004 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Hosted by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, the evening recognized the best of Canada’s consulting engineering projects.

The Ottawa Airport received awards in two categories, both of which included significant and worthy construction projects from Canada and the U.S.

The first, in the Buildings category, recognized GENIVAR, who in partnership with Brisbin Brook Beynon, designed the terminal’s stylized structural components to create an elegant, efficient and pleasing avant-garde roof design.

The second, in the category of Project Management, recognized the MRM Project Management team which was a very successful joint venture between Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited of Toronto and J.L. Richards & Associates Limited. The team managed the entire program from its inception to completion, delivering within budget and six months early.

The Airport Authority is extremely proud that both groups were recognized among their peers with such prestigious awards.

“I would like to offer congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors and employees of the Airport Authority to our partners who were deservedly recognized last night” said Paul Benoit, President and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority. “They worked hard to understand the complexities and pressures that guided the project from our perspective, and they stepped up each and every time they were called upon to make a change, or find a more economical way to complete an aspect of the project. At the end of the day, the community now has a beautiful, efficient airport that represents true excellence”.

OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under a 60-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The OMCIAA’s mandate is to manage, operate and develop airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region. Its new state-of-the-art passenger terminal building opened for business on October 12, 2003.


Krista Kealey
Ottawa Airport Authority
(613) 248-2050