SYSTRA Speaks at Major Aviation Event in the US
2 May 2018

SYSTRA Speaks at Major Aviation Event in the US

Phil May, SYSTRA’s Global Strategy Director for Aviation, recently participated in a panel presentation and discussion at the 2018 Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium.

He took part in a programme management/construction management (PM/CM) session about Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT). The other panelists were from Jacobs, WSP and sector specialists Chrysalis Aviation and Landrum & Brown.

Phil May explains: “SYSTRA’s overall aviation offer is compelling. We have been active in this sector for decades, particularly through our MVA, SYSTRA Scott Lister, Tectran and SYSTRA Ltd subsidiaries. Our extensive experience across other transportation modes is highly transferrable to aviation and our international footprint makes us well placed to expand into this global market. The aviation team was delighted to have been invited to participate in such a prestigious event.

The event included a series of technical workshops on a wide range of subjects. Technical tracks covered masterplanning, terminal design, building design, airside civil works​ and PM/CM, as well as two mini-tracks featuring workshops on the airport terminal of the future, and workshops on enhancing diversity both in the workplace and on airport projects. Sustainability, IT, security and the latest in airport research were also covered in the conference programme.

The Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium is one of the preeminent aviation events in North America. With an emphasis on technical issues, it is a forum where attendees can get the latest information and find out about developments in the industry. This year’s event hosted more than 1,300 delegates, over a third more than in 2017. The symposium was organised by the Airports Consultants Council and the American Association of Airport Executives, and took place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from 28th February to 2nd March.

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