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January 08 95 goals. Our ambitious team combined its strength to take meaningful steps and fulfi ll a vision.” Thanks to sound management, other improvements during the 2006 fi scal year include increased charter service to over 30 fl ights per week to Paris, Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Panama; increased service to the US to over seven fl ights per day to Boston, New York, and Detroit; increased domestic service to over 45 fl ights per day to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord, and Abitibi. “We relied heavily on our team of over 50 employees whose support is crucial to the Airport’s daily activities to offer functional and ever-improving infrastructure and services while respecting regulations, especially in the area of safety and security. Together, we can pursue any large-scale development projects to help us reach new heights,” said M. Gagné. AéroportdeQuébec cent year-over-year increase in revenue surplus over operational costs. This year again, traffi c is expected to reach unparalleled levels, with a 12 percent increase over last year’s passenger traffi c as of October 2007. “Our management team has been extremely pressured in the last few months to move projects along with expedience,” said president and COO Pascal Bélanger, who joined the team in 2004 as development director. “Clearly, our team is made of dynamic and entrepreneurial people. We have overcome many challenges, always looking ahead, going above and beyond the call of duty to reach our AXIMA Services is currently designing and installing a new IDCV baggage screening and sortation system for Aéroport de Québec’s brand new terminal. Subsequently, AXIMA will operate and maintain the system for the next three years. ADQ’s selection of AXIMA Services was based on its technical expertise, operational performance and long term partnership track record in more than twenty airports. AXIMA Services

96 January 08 Turner Construction’s Arlington, Virginia office brings even the most complex building projects to completion on time and on budget. Executive vice president Bill Brennan tells Keith Regan how it has earned its accolades Turner Construction is a national powerhouse builder with more than $10 billion in annual sales and like many of its regional offices, the Arlington, Virginia branch has developed its own expertise and carved out its own niche. The office serves educational, hotel and hospitality, office and apartment residential clients in the Washington, DC, southern Maryland and central Virginia region. A subsidiary acquired in 2003, Tompkins Builders, focuses on specialty government work—it recently completed the World War II memorial, for instance. The market is a busy one with a strong and growing private sector economy augmented by government investment and projects that can help pick up the slack in slower times. “It’s one of the best markets in the country with a lot of opportunity,” says Turner executive vice president Bill Brennan. That opportunity brings plenty of competitors and Brennan says the Arlington office differentiates itself by focusing on delivering the lowest final cost to project owners. “The owner doesn’t have to go out and hire a lot of program managers, consultants and experts to manage us,” he says. “We give a reasonable and honest first budget and work hard to bring the project in very close to that budget. We don’t market ourselves as cheap, but we like to think we deliver the lowest final cost when all the costs of a project are considered.” Turner can make that claim thanks to the investment it has made in developing its pre-construction group, the estimating and purchasing arm of the office that is made up largely of field professionals with fifteen years or more of experience. “These are professionals who can look at a drawing and figure out what’s missing and price that into the estimate,” says Brennan. “We are able to avoid or eliminate a lot of problems in the field.” Turner was tapped to be the builder of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Facility (HHMI) even before an architect was selected. The 900,000 square foot laboratory research and support facility is designed to help accelerate the pace of major medical breakthroughs by giving the best scientists around the world a place to collaborate with a team of Nobel laureates and other researchers. The building is the first lab the Seekingchallenges