Aviation

We specialize in engineering design for commercial and general aviation facilities, including rehabilitation, pavement design, airfield geometric design, NAVAID/VISAID design, and passenger boarding bridge modeling.

AIRFIELD GEOMETRIC DESIGN

Design of runways, taxiways, aprons, and other airfield pavement designs.

NAVAID/VISAID DESIGN

Design of airfield NAVAID and VISAID’s including signage, lighting, and approach systems.

PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGE MODELING

Boarding bridge modeling including aircraft mix analysis, lead in line geometry, and gate optimization.

PAVEMENT DESIGN

Designs include asphalt concrete, Portland cement concrete, and structural Pavers for a wide variety of pavement conditions. Designs include FAARFIELD, AASHTO, PCA, ACI, and other methods.

Project Case Study

Reno-Stead Airport - Runway 8-26 Rehabilitation

Reno, Nevada

Wood Rodgers was responsible for complete airfield engineering design and construction administration assistance for this Runway Reconstruction Project along with the majority of its connecting taxiways. This project included correcting taxiway geometry for three separate taxiways a portion of the parallel taxiway as well as full reconstruction of the primary runway. Project phasing included working around multiple taxiways providing continuous airfield access to the alternative runway and keeping complete airfield access to the BLM Air Tankers and the National Championship Air Race events in the middle of the construction season. The paving work on this project included demolition and removal of existing Asphalt Concrete Pavement, excavation and embankment, subgrade preparation, placing new asphalt concrete pavement and cement treated base. Electrical upgrades included replacing all directional signs, runway edge lights as well as taxiway edge lights for the entire runway system. The project also upgraded portions of the Airfield Lighting Vault to accommodate the updated lighting and signage system.