Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Airport

The 2016 Airport Capital Projects include:

Operations Building Heating Improvements

Budget: $158,700
Funding Sources: 
NRRM; Fortis
Construction Start Date: 
2015
Type of Work: 
Renewal
Description:  
In 2015 the Airport Terminal Building (ATB) boiler replacement as well as Ops building heating improvements were combined and offered up for Tender. The NRRM received a tendered price of over $1,200,000 which exceeded the combined budgeted amount of $500,000. As such, this tender was rejected. Instead, the Northern Rockies Regional Airport (NRRA) was approved to purchase the equipment directly and engage local contractors to undertake the work. The ATB boiler replacement and the Ops heating improvements were separated and put out for bid to all qualified local contractors. Ops Building Heating Improvements is part of NRRM’s 20 Year Capital Plan. This project is scheduled to be completed by June 1 2016. The NRRA applied for and was given an extension to an agreement with Fortis as this project qualifies for a $41,000 rebate.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Airport Terminal Building Entrance Improvements

Budget: $20,000
Funding Sources: 
NRRM
Construction Start Date: 
2015
Type of Work: 
Renewal
Description: 
A new concrete approach to the Airport Terminal Building (ATB) was completed in 2015 to replace the paving stones that had previously been installed. This was undertaken, as the paving stones were uneven and water would pool in front of the entrance during spring thaw and after rainstorms creating a safety hazard. The paving stones were then re-purposed to the west side of the main approach.

2016 work involves completing the building entrance improvements started in 2015 to provide an aesthetically pleasing approach and eliminate the paving stones, thus removing potential trip hazards from uneven stone placement or frost heaving.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Airport Terminal Building Boiler Replacement

Budget: $16,200
Funding Sources: 
NRRM
Construction Start Date: 
2015
Type of Work: 
Renewal
Description: 
In 2015 the Airport Terminal Building (ATB) boiler replacement as well as Ops building heating improvements were combined and offered up for Tender. The NRRM received a tendered price of over $1,200,000 which exceeded the combined budgeted amount of $500,000. As such, this tender was rejected. Instead, the Northern Rockies Regional Airport (NRRA) was approved to purchase the equipment directly and engage local contractors to undertake the work. The ATB boiler replacement and the Ops heating improvements were separated and put out for bid to all qualified local contractors. A local contractor carried out the work and final inspection by the Safety Authority will be conducted in February. This project is scheduled to be completed by February 28th, 2016.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Airport Wildlife Fencing

Budget: $1,400,000
Funding Sources: 
Transport Canada (Airports Capital Assistance Program)
Construction Start Date: 
2016
Type of Work: 
Upgrade
Description: 
This project is required to prevent the larger animal species (deer, moose, elk, bears) from accessing the aircraft manoeuvring areas. This has been on the budget for several years as we have been waiting for ILMB on a crown grant for the original surveyed land to be approved. With the NRRM now having possession of the land, Airport staff has been working with EBA to update the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) application submitted in 2006 in order for us to proceed with securing ACAP funding for this project. The ACAP application was submitted to Transport Canada for their April 1st deadline. This project will proceed once funding has been secured. Although 2016 has been targeted as the start date, this may be adjusted as needed.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Apron 1 Rehab and Expansion

Budget: $76,000
Funding Sources: 
Transport Canada (Airports Capital Assistance Program)
Construction Start Date: 
2015
Type of Work:
Renewal/Upgrade
Description: 
This project was substantially completed in 2015. The $76,000 carryover is for a deficiency holdback and for engineering costs due to unforeseen circumstances and weather related issues. The project is scheduled to be completed this year.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Airfield Electrical & Lighting

Budget: $1,800,000
Funding Sources: 
Transport Canada (Airports Capital Assistance Program)
Construction Start Date: 
Spring 2016
Type of Work: 
Renewal
Description: 
This project was approved by Transport Canada in 2015, and NRRA received a grant through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). The project was awarded to Signal Electric through a Tender process. Due to the lateness of awarding the contract and the onset of winter, this project was delayed to spring of 2016 with the approval of Transport Canada.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Well Pump Down Pipe

Budget: $6,000
Funding Sources: 
NRRM; Province of BC
Construction Start Date: 
2016
Type of Work: 
Renewal
Description: 
The Airport’s raw water well downpipe is at end of life and is need of replacement. Over the past year the well pump has lost pressure at times and spot repairs were needed to keep water flowing to the water plant. 2016 work will involve replacing all necessary pipe work and fittings.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

Water Plant Process Controls

Budget: $21,000
Funding Sources: 
NRRM; Province of BC
Construction Start Date: 
2016
Type of Work: 
Renewal
Description: 
The Airport Water Plant is using process controls that were originally installed in the early 1980’s. This equipment has reached the end of life and is now prone to many failures due to its age. The cost of repair has grown significantly due to obsolete parts. Failures with this equipment results in water plant failure, potential water quality issues, and additional cost to NRRA. Work in 2016 will include upgrading systems, including: the ultrasonic measuring device for the water tanks, iIncoming and outgoing water flow meters, and backwash flow meters. The process controls are critical to the continued safe and efficient operation of the plant.

Project Updates: Available as project progresses

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