George Washington University, DC (March 8, 2016): The majority of US airports were built during World War II with concrete runways. Since then, major advancements in pavement engineering have emerged as these aging runways require rehabilitation or reconstruction. Discover modern airport pavement design methods, which provide increased safety, longevity, constructability and sustainability. Mr. Weaver discussed the basics and history of airfield pavement design and supplemented it with a case study involving pavement design methods to mitigate the punishing effects of one of the most unusual military aircraft, the MV-22 Osprey.
Hugh F. Weaver, PE, LEED AP BD+C is the National Aviation Engineering Practice Leader at HNTB Corporation, a civil engineer, airfield designer and an expert in the field of airfield pavement engineering. Mr. Weaver began his engineering career in 1987, practicing engineering at small rural general aviation airports. Over time, he expanded his horizons with larger and more complex airports, including major airlines hubs and military installations. His work has taken him around the world, working in diverse environments and cultures. Hugh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and is a registered professional engineer in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas and North Carolina. He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC), and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
The next presentation by the Transportation Committee of ASCE-NCS will be held on May 10th, 2016. Please look forward to details on the ASCE-NCS website. http://www.asce-ncs.org/index.php/committees/transportation.