UBC CSCE gets a closer look at YVR's A/B Connector Project

Monday, March 9, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin

The CSCE Student Chapter organized a tour of the Vancouver International Airport to get a closer look at the new A/B Connector Project. Bowinn Ma, a UBC Civil alum (BASc '08) and engineer involved in the project, led the tour along with the help of 5 other YVR Employees. They were able to provide insights throughout the tour as they all had a first-hand experience on the project from the beginning until the end.

The tour started at a new Domestic Terminal atrium where Nancy Stern—an in-house architect—pointed out the thematic aspects of design. The group was guided through the mechanical rooms for that particular section of the terminal and the students were able to appreciate the nature of the mechanical, electrical, and air circulation system. The tour also provided the chance to view a section of the baggage backbone system at the Vancouver International Airport and understand the complexities of such an intricate system. The UBC CSCE Student Chapter would like to thank YVR for their hospitality, time, and effort which ensured the success of this tour.

What's the A/B Connector Project? From the YVR Blog: "The A and B piers have been servicing domestic carriers for decades at YVR, and now it's time to revamp these sections of the aiport to meet the growing needs of our passengers and airline partners. The A-B Connector Project is one of YVR's biggest projects ever and will see the complete overhaul of the area to feature faster connection processes, upgraded baggage systems, expanded gates and improved amenities and retail services."

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