AV-12 Airport Systems Planning and Design (Annual Short Course)

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CEUs:  CEUs: 2.40


This course grants 3.4 CEUs and will soon be approved for 34 AICP CM credits (AICP credits pending approval)


The course is being offered in association with the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR).

This week long course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics. The course will give particular attention to the challenges and uncertainties involved in planning airport facilities in the current situation and the implications for planning airport facilities for the future environment during and after recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is taught by some of the leading practitioners (and most experienced instructors) in the industry. In addition to covering the fundamentals of airport planning and design, the course discusses emerging issues and likely future trends facing airport planners, operators, and consultants in the US and around the world. The topics covered range from airport and airline economics and travel demand forecasting to airport capacity analysis, noise analysis, and environmental planning. Topics covered also include airfield design, passenger terminal planning, airport ground access, and air cargo facilities planning.

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Intended Audience

This course is intended for engineers and planners working for airport authorities, consultants, and government agencies, as well as airport and airline management personnel interested in the technical considerations that need to be taken into account in planning airport development in the post-coronavirus pandemic environment. It will also be of interest to those involved in teaching transportation engineering courses or undertaking research on airport-related topics.

For Questions about Course Content

Contact Geoff Gosling, the course coordinator, at 510-528-8741 or gdgosling@aol.com.
For more information, including the course agenda, please go to the Nextor Website.

Instruction Team

Faculty member in charge:
Mark Hansen, Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California

Course Coordinators:
Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, Berkeley, California
Michael Hanowsky, Director, Practice Lead for Data Analytics and Operational Planning, Woolpert, Burlingame, California

Instructional staff:
Adam Cohen, Research Associate, Innovative Mobility Research Group, Transportation Sustainability
Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas Cornell, Vice President, Landrum & Brown, San Francisco, California
Sanford Fidell, President, Fidell Associates, Canoga Park, California
David Full, Vice President Aviation – Environmental Service Group Leader, RS&H, San Francisco, California
Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, Berkeley, California
Michael Hanowsky, Director, Practice Lead for Data Analytics and Operational Planning, Woolpert, Burlingame, California
Peter Mandle, Executive Vice President, InterVISTAS Consulting, Burlingame, California
Scott Nason, President, SDN TT&H Consulting, Dallas, Texas
Thomas Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Keiser Phillips Associates, Seattle, Washington
Nora Richardson, Director, Frasca & Associates, Houston, Texas
Burr Stewart, Aviation Strategic Planning & Sustainability Consultant, Seattle, Washington
Maranda Thompson, Senior Aviation Planner, Mead & Hunt, Santa Rosa, California
Byron Thurber, Senior Aviation Planner, Arup, San Francisco, California

For more information including the course agenda and hotel information please go to the NEXTOR website.

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About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

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