Jason Marks, P.E., of OMNNI Associates, Appleton, WI received the “2016 Outstanding Airport Resident Engineering Award” for his role as resident engineer on a taxiway relocation project at the Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics presented the honor during the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Conference at the Madison Marriott-West in Middleton, Wisconsin on Thursday, January 19. The award recognizes the significant efforts that the resident engineer and his field staff provided in coordinating the work involved in the construction.
The $6.3 million project involved the relocation and reconstruction of Taxiway B and connecting taxiways and drainage improvements involving the installation of a storm sewer interceptor pipe through the airport property.
The newly relocated and reconstructed taxiway greatly improves the safety of its users, especially during the busy week-long Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture when there is a high volume of aircraft visiting the airport. The storm sewer installation alleviated flooding problems throughout the airport and the surrounding areas. Since the airport is home to the EAA AirVenture, and aircraft are required to exit the adjacent runway at virtually all locations, landscaping and safety area grading were required to meet stringent specifications.
Founded in 1968, OMNNI Associates is a full-service engineering, architecture, and environmental consulting firm. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, the firm’s airport engineering services include runway, taxiway and apron design; airfield lighting; parking facilities; pavement management and design; and security fencing.