Winter 2012/2013

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Cover Story
Global Airports, Competitive Businesses
An interview with ACI World Director General Angela Gittens

ACI Director General Angela Gittens is the 2012 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence recipient. She has over 25 years of experience in aviation, holding executive positions at private transportation infrastructure firms, and at three of the largest U.S. airport systems: Miami International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport. This breadth of experience has allowed Gittens to make significant contributions to the aviation industry, given her unparalleled perspectives on air transport-related issues. In early October, ACC staff had the opportunity to talk to Angela about current and future trends in the global aviation industry and the roles that ACI and ACC can play in the future. More...

Special Feature
Global Opportunities
Perspectives from airport development companies

Over the last 15 years the number of U.S.-based ACC member firms that work overseas has grown significantly. At the same time, non-U.S. companies have joined ACC in greater numbers. This is clearly a reflection of the global nature of the industry and companies taking advantage of emerging markets. We asked select ACC member firms for their perspectives on why they actively seek projects around the globe. More

Consultants Perspective
Going Beyond a "Culture of One"
Excerpts from a commencement address given by CH2M HILL President of Transportation Terry A. Ruhl to the Colorado State University College of Engineering.

As you begin to enter the workforce, or move on to an advanced degree, the scope and range of engineering challenges you will be asked to solve are arguably larger and more
complex than at any other time in our history. With the world’s population expected to grow to about 9 billion by 2050, the need to bolster infrastructure, develop sustainable
food and water sources, meet increased energy demands, and minimize environmental damage has never been higher.

Executive Update
New Directions in Collaboration
ACC 2012 Board of Directors Chair Courtney A. Beamon, P.E., Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.

ACC has traditionally played an important role in the personal and professional networking of its members, and it is vital that we contine to foster new and effective ways to interface. As such, when the Board met in July, we discussed how ACC could cultivate groups within the Council for purposes of mutual benefit. During our discussions, we referred to these groups as coalitions or forums, and it became evident that many benefits could be realized by extending well beyond what we commonly refer to as ‘networking.’ More...

Executive Spotlight

Engineering & Materials Technologies, Inc. (E.M. Tech) is a full-service engineering firm providing geotechnical, structural and forensic engineering, consulting, materials testing, and construction QC/QA services. Since its’ establishment in January 1997, E.M. Tech has been committed to providing high quality service to clients in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. region, and has become one of the area’s most respected full-service engineering consulting firms. More...

ServiceTec International, Inc. specializes in the provision of Managed IT Services to the world’s airport and airline industries, managing, maintaining, monitoring and supporting business and mission critical systems faster and more efficiently than any other service provider. More...

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