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2014 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition Winners Selected
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition. The first place team will present their submission at the February 2015 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Denver, Colorado.
First place was awarded to a team consisting of Carly Shannon with C&S Companies, Kate Andrus with Mead & Hunt, Inc., Tiffany Jones with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Karin Holland with Haley&Aldrich for their submission Airports Integrating Resilience (AIR): Airports Learning to Bounce Back. It proposes the development of a virtual sustainability/resiliency workgroup with a foundation built on easily accessible web applications and social media.
Second place was awarded to a team made up of Daniel Schoenberg with RS&H, Daniel Pruim with Myrtle Beach International Airport and Jill Geboy with Jacobs for their submission Augmented Reality &mdahs; Airports in 3-D. This project proposes an augmented reality application for airports to provide critical information to airport staff, creating a safer and more efficient airport environment.
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Congratulations to the ACC Members named in the Airport Business 40 under 40
Ryan Liles, Air-Transport IT Services Inc.; Howard Mann, InterVISTAS Consulting Group; Jonas Philipsen, Gensler; Kashyap Bhimjiani, Gensler; Jeff Loeschen, Alliiance; Jennie Santoro, HNTB;
James Long, HNTB; Jeff Leonard, Mead & Hunt; Frank McIllwain, Garver; and Katherine Preston, Airports Council International - North America were all recognized in the annual publication.
HNTB Newton City-County Airport runway re-construction project wins national ACPA award
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HNTB’s recenly won a three-year, $6 million contract to conduct a cost-determination study on the proposed extension of PATH rapid transit service to Newark Liberty International Airport.
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InterVISTAS announced that after a successful RFP process, Philadelphia International Airport has renewed their contract for On-Call Air Service Development Consulting Services.
For the weeks of December 21 and December 28, our ACC Weekly newsfeed will feature the top articles that readers accessed in 2014. You can also see the year-in-review from the ACC perspective in New Horizons: The 2014 ACC Annual Report. ACC wishes all of its members and industry partners a safe and joyful holiday season and we look forward to working with you again in 2015.
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