RS&H associates helped lead the largest ever Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium held in February in Denver.

This annual event, jointly hosted by the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), is geared toward airport professionals involved in planning, environmental issues, architecture, engineering, program and construction management, security, information technology and airport operations.

Geoffrey Ax, vice president in RS&H’s Aviation Practice Buildings Service Group, served as conference chair. In this role, Ax launched the concept with ACC leadership to generate more discussions on innovation and bringing worldwide thought leaders to the conference. That effort included rounding up speakers from throughout the aviation industry as well as BMW, Deloitte, and Hyperloop Technologies.

The response was record-breaking. This year, more than 1,300 delegates – a record number, and a 20-percent increase from last year – from airports, consulting firms, construction companies, industry suppliers, airlines and government agencies attended. More than 300 individual organizations and 90 airports were represented.

In addition to Ax, RS&H Vice President Dale Stubbs and Aviation Engineer Matt Schnelle hosted the engineering and airside technical track, Senior Aviation Consultant Michael Becker presented on RS&H’s runway incursion mitigation program at Juneau International Airport, and Aviation Environmental Specialist Joey Gale was recognized as a member of the winning team in the ACC’s Young Professionals Innovation Competition.

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