Airport Engineering

R&M offers multi-discipline services in support of transportation planning and engineering design, site civil and coastal improvements, building structural design, environmental and geotechnical studies, materials testing and land and offshore surveying projects at Alaska’s airports. The firm has provided studies, design and construction support services for runways, taxiways, aprons, signage, lighting systems, hangar facilities and landside improvements. R&M’s experience includes work at larger facilities such as the Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau International Airports, as well as smaller regional and community class airports.

Group Manager - Airport Engineering

Evan Griffith, PE

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Evan brings a wealth of experience to the R&M team, with 24 years of Alaskan engineering experience, including the last 17 years focused on airport projects. His extensive airport improvement project experience provides him with a complete understanding of State and FAA standards and requirements for project delivery. Evan is well versed with coordinating surveying, geotechnical and environmental activities; design report composition; value engineering; culvert and storm drainage design; computer modeling and grading; quantifying and cost estimating; phasing to maintain safe operations during construction; construction staging; specifications composition; and plans assembly. He holds a M.S. and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Evan is an active participant in the Alaska Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

R&M provided planning level design analyses for a 1700’ runway extension at Old Harbor Airport to support large aircraft fish transport. Work included runway extension alternatives development; airport property requirements determination, environmental analysis; estimating quantities, construction cost and timeframe; evaluating construction techniques; and geotechnical investigations and recommendations.  
R&M provided PS&E for rehabilitation of 500,000 SF of deteriorated apron and taxiway pavement, including topographic surveying and geotechnical recommendations. R&M designed the replacement of deteriorated PCC hardstand panels and expanded the hardstand to better accommodate existing operations at the main terminal. Surveying, geotechnical/pavement, and design (two submittals) were completed in less than 75 days in order to capture federal funding. A follow-on design to repair failing deicing pad piping and to construct improved maintenance access to the deicing pad collection system was completed and negotiated as a change order with the construction contractor.
R&M provided design studies, hydrology, surveying and mapping, and civil and structural engineering for reconstruction of the RON 2 PCC Hardstand, Taxiways E, M & L and Taxilane E2 to FAA Airplane Reference Code D-VI standards. R&M completed a design study with recommendations on drainage improvements that separate deicing fluids from normal storm water run-off without modifying current airline deicing protocol. Work included full depth reconstruction, apron and taxiway grading, storm drain system construction to segregate spent deicing fluid runoff from storm water runoff, centerline and edge light replacement, and new lighted signage.