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What I did this Summer (and Fall)
As I sit on my deck watching the flowers that have bloomed after a very long winter and enjoying a sun set over the horizon, I eagerly await a jam-packed Summer and Fall. I expect that the conferences and events hosted by ACC will round out a busy work schedule in the coming months. ACC has a robust set of training sessions and professional development opportunities that will boost one's PDUs and enhance our service offerings to our clients.
There are two timely webinars in the pipeline: Changes to Runway and Taxiway Painting Procedures (July 5/12:30 EDT) - an easy way to make sure to be up to speed on the latest standards and practices. Then a webinar on How Cost Estimating and Scheduling Can Be A "Critical Link" (June 22/1:00 EDT). Another example of how ACC helps with the business of consulting and provides skills training to our members.
I am particularly excited about the ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop (June 16 - 18 in Arlington VA). Held as a standalone event, with face-to-face roundtables with representatives from the TSA and other DHS agencies, there will be great discussions and dialogue with the over 200 people that are expected to attend.
The ACC Airports Technical Workshop (ATW) (June 16-17) will be held in a new DC location near Union Station. This refreshed conference, planned in collaboration with the FAA, features briefings on critical updated ACs and requirements that will affect airport planning, engineering and permitting. Other federal agencies have also been invited to weigh in.
Finally a timely and relevant event - the ACC/AAAE Airport Technologies Workshop (August 26 in Salt Lake City) will provide insights to airport decision makers and managers into the myriad ways IT is changing the way airports function and serve the traveling public.
Here's to raising a glass with my airport colleagues at the November Annual Conference in Newport Beach, CA (November 9-11) and looking back at all the opportunities for learning and networking from the Summer and Fall.
Carol Lurie, ACC Chair
Principal and Senior Planner at VHB-a full-service consultancy including engineers, planners, scientists, and designers -Making Airports Work.
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Early-bird rate ends Monday for 2015 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop
Register for the 2015 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities Workshop before the Early-Bird rate ends on Monday, June 1! This year, you will hear the latest developments and get an update on the components of the TSA's five-year technology investment plan, which will be submitted to Congress. The event has been reformatted so that attendees receive briefings by key representatives from the TSA's Office of Security Capabilities and other DHS agencies, followed by roundtable, interactive technical discussions among stakeholders. It will also provide participants a unique opportunity to learn about the latest programs and collectively address challenges. You don't miss out on this year's pre-eminent aviation security conference! For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact ACC at 703-683-5900.
Register for ACC's upcoming webinars
Changes to Runway & Taxiway Painting Procedures under AC 150/5370-10, Item P620
June 5, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will provide an overview of the new runway and taxiway procedures being proposed, and offer insights on how to use the new standards and additional practices to maximize value for airports. Hear first-hand from experts involved with updating the standard.
How Cost Estimating & Scheduling Can Be a 'Critical Link' during Project Planning & Design
June 22, 2015, 1–2 p.m. EDT
This webinar will discuss the steps involved with preparing comprehensive cost estimates from planning through design as well as detailed estimates of time for construction via scheduling techniques. It will also explain the significance and importance of these two items as they relate to efficient project design.
FREE ACC Lunch + Learn Webinar: Life Extension of Airport Asphalt Pavements Sponsored by Asphalt Systems Inc.
June 24, 2015, 1–2 p.m. EDT
Responsible Asset Management practices combined with an ever-increasing unprecedented pressure on budgets is reshaping the overall approach towards Airport Pavement Management. The industry is proactively assessing processes and systems to safely treat airfield asphalt pavements and pivoting more towards Preservation and Life Extension goals. P-608 Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat is a new P-Specification released last year. Asphalt Systems, Inc. (ASI) manufactures GSB-88®, an emulsified asphalt seal coat that meets the requirements of the P-608 specification. GSB-88® has a long, successful history of airfield pavement preservation and mitigating asphalt based FOD. Over the past 20 years, it has been applied to more than 500 airfields, 350 runways including large commercial airports and high performance military facilities.
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