Synthesis Topics

Synthesis Topics

This Collection is for ideas limited to a review of current industry practice.
Created by (@dgransberg)

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Airport Best Practices for Progressive Design-Build Project Delivery

Progressive design-build (PDB) has proven to generate both time and cost savings on a number of major airport projects because its qualifications-based selection of the DB team, combined with a negotiated construction price reduces the time it takes airports to procure the DB contractor and reduces the contingencies buried in a typical DB lump sum price. An assembly of PDB best practices would provide the foundation for... more »

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Created by (@ncuvala)

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The Impact of Changes to the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) on Airports

Changes to the RCAM have impacted how and when airports remove contaminants on the runway and in turn has impacted the hours needed for personnel and equipment to remove contaminants as well as the useful life of markings and pavement surfaces.

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Created by (@samamehta)

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Develop Protocol for Carbon Offset by using Vegetarian Food in Airports and Aircrafts

Perform economic, environmental and social benefits analysis of using plant based diet in airports and flights. Industrial meat, poultry, and dairy production has a huge footprint of resource consumption--energy, water, and land. As a result the practice produces air, water and land pollution. The practice also causes human health related deceases. A triple Bottom Line analysis of low carbon plant based food usage... more »

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Created by (@jfsmith)

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Promoting Collaboration through Sharing Airport, Airline and Others Emergency Plans

Airports, airlines and their emergency response partners can develop a culture of interagency coordination that promotes the regular sharing of airline, airport, and other emergency response plans and strategies. This can provide an opportunity for both airline and support staff and the airports to be familiar with individual corporate emergency response and family assistance plans in the event there is the need for a... more »

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Created by (@jfsmith)

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Managing an Emergency or Incident Associated with a Flight Diversion.

Flight diversions are most often gas-and-go with no deplaning of passengers. However, a diversion may happen because of an emergency on the plane or an emergency may result from the diversion, and in either case emergency response and possibly victim and family assistance may be involved. Diversions may be to an airport that does not typically handle the size or type of aircraft involved or the number of passengers all... more »

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Created by (@jdabramson)

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challenges for airports when selecting software solutions

There is a need for a synthesis study to explore the different ways that airports approach the procurement of software services. Airports are usually at a disadvantage when attempting to procure software for their operation due to the complexity of their operation and procurement restrictions.

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Created by (@clayton.stambaugh)

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Software Solutions and Tools for Airport Administration

This project will provide airport administrators and other stakeholders with a concise resource that applies software solutions, applications, and digital technologies toward a multitude of common tasks, responsibilities, and problems.The project will synthesize all existing research and resources on the subject, paying particular attention to off-the-shelf style products that can be easily procured, implemented, and... more »

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Created by (@chris.baglin)

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Airport contributions to the investigation and interdiction of human trafficking

The objective of this research is to identify how airports can assist Federal and state law enforcement in combatting human trafficking. By supporting investigation and interdiction of human trafficking occurring in and around their facilities, airports can improve their security posture and the safety of the traveling public, as well as the diverse victims of this under-reported crime. Potential research products would... more »

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Created by (@wjswitzer)

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Synthesis: state of the art for ultra high performance concrete in airfield pavement

Compilation of case studies and lab research door concrete that reaches 30,000 psi compressive, 4,000 psi flexural strength. Allow Airport industry to benefit from lessons learned in highway applications. Look at rapid placement, plastic failure mode instead of rigid, lower cost, thinner overall pavement section due to ability to spread loads to a wider subgrade area, possible reduced labor and equipment cost and potential... more »

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Created by (@rod000)

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Wildlife Management and Perimeter Fence Security

To receive the full potential of perimeter fencing, the fence needs to be extended underground. Wildlife can push the bottom of a chain link fence up or dig under to enter onto properties and cause delays or damage. Animal barriers that can interlock with chain link fencing to extend and secure the fence have proven to be very effective. Dig Defence, LLC has a proprietary solution for these issues.

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Created by (@ideahub)

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Developing Deicing Programs and Airport Snow and Ice Control Plans

FAA Airport Improvement Program, CFR Part 135 and 212 Certificate Holders Deicing Program and Airport Snow and Ice Control Plan or improved deicing efficiency and public safety for all cold climate Commercial Airports, Commercial/Military Airports of the United States.

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