Engineering Design for Commercial and General Aviation Facilities

22 Years of Aviation Engineering Experience

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.

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Our Aviation Services Include

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.

Airfield Geometric Design

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


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.


Correcting taxiway geometry, full runway reconstruction, runway rehabilitation.


International Arrivals Building Renovations

Oakland International Airport, Oakland, California

The project consisted of both a renovation and expansion of the previous International Arrivals Building at the Oakland International Airport.  Landside duties included reconfiguration and rehabilitation of an employee parking and airport delivery area, relocation of the existing AOA fence and utility design associated with the new facility. Airside duties included the design of a reconfigured passenger boarding bridge, hydrant fueling modifications, pavement marking layout for revised aircraft parking areas, realignment of Taxilane S.Through preparing multiple alternatives, and discussion with the Port and stakeholders (UPS, Air Carriers, Swissport), we were able to meet each stakeholders needs with minimal impact to the project scope and budget.

Taxiway B/M Reconstruction & GA Run Up Area Construction

Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada

Wood Rodgers provided professional engineering services for the design, management, coordination, and preparation of documents associated with the reconstruction of Taxiway M in its entirety, Reconstruction of Taxiway B within the RSA limits of Runway 7-25 and then the construction of two separate General Aviation Runup areas off of Taxiway C, one north of Taxiway A and another south of Runway 7-25.Working with the Airport Authority, Air Traffic Control Tower, and the design team, we developed a series of design considerations to keep the project within budget and allow the project to proceed without the airport having to build a new facility not meeting their needs.

Reno-Stead Airport - Runway 8-26 Rehabilitation

Reno-Stead Airport, 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 paving work, electrical upgrades, and correcting taxiway geometry for three separate taxiways, a portion of the parallel taxiway, as well as full reconstruction of the primary runway.