2014 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition
RESULTS

Scope
The search for additional non-airline funding sources, new uses for technology in addressing passenger service needs and an increased focus on sustainability are just a few of the drivers of change in the aviation industry. In this competition, ACC is seeking new, innovative ideas that further airport development globally and address current and future challenges. These innovations can be technical, operational or regulatory in nature and can address any aspect of airport development (e.g. planning, design, construction, asset management, sustainability, finance, IT, customer service). 

Scoring Criteria
 30%      Uniqueness of idea 
 25%      Potential for improvement to airport development industry 
 25%      Feasibility of implementation 
 10%      Creativity/quality of presentation 
 10%      Degree of teamwork 



2014 SUBMISSIONS:

First Place

RESILIENCE: AIRPORTS LEARNING TO BOUNCE BACK
Carly Shannon - Team Leader  C&S Companies
Kate Andrus
Mead & Hunt 
Karin Holland
Haley & Aldrich 
Tiffany Jones  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 
This project proposes the development of a virtual sustainability/resiliency workgroup with a foundation built on easily accessible web applications and social media.

Second Place

AUGMENTED REALITY: AIRPORTS IN 3D
Daniel Schoenberg - Team Leader
RS&H
Jill Geboy
Jacobs
Daniel Pruim
​Myrtle Beach International Airport
This project proposes an augmented reality application for airports to provide critical information to airport staff, creating a safer and more efficient airport environment.

Third Place

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
Mark Urrea - Team Leader   Populous
Eric Buckley Thornton Tomasetti
This project proposes to reimagine the utilitarian airport blast wall by taking advantage of latent airfield energy from moving aircraft jet blast and challenges the conventional approach of visually impenetrable blast walls.

Other Submissions

POTENTIAL IN THE PIPELINE

Patrick Williams   Urban Engineers

PT TERMINAL MODELING
Artem Minochkin - Team Leader   Progresstech
Dmitry Bratko Progresstech
Dmitry Bukin Progresstech
Jennet Bayramova Progresstech