Aviation Engineering

S&ME is a multidisciplinary engineering firm that has served the aviation community in the planning, design, survey, and construction of over 200 airport projects. These projects vary in size and complexity, ranging from apron/runway/taxiway rehabilitations or reconstructions to new/extensions of runways/taxiways to hangar installations including site development to development of runway/taxiway/apron lighting and signage plans. Our extensive staff of professionals combine a demonstrated technical understanding of airport planning and design with sensitivity to local context and needs to provide practical, sound, targeted, and cost-effective solutions to our clients.

A key strength of our firm is an ability to provide specialized services (e.g. civil engineering, environmental management, land surveying, land development, etc.) to meet the diverse challenges often facing airports. Our multi-disciplined team has a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration, state, county, and local regulations, that allows us to develop tailored plans for managing vital airport and community assets.  Some of S&ME’s specialized services include:

  • State and Federal Grant Funding Assistance
  • Runway and Taxiway Design & Construction
  • Paving Rehabilitation and Overlays
  • Terminal and Apron Aircraft Parking Layouts
  • Access / Security Road Design
  • Airport Layout & Master Planning
  • MRO Developments
  • Airport Parking Layout and Design
  • Land Acquisition Services
  • Airport Grading and Drainage
  • Lighting and NAVAIDs
  • Environmental Assessments/ NEPA/CATX
  • Resident Project Representation
  • Airside and Landside Development

Airport Engineering

S&ME staff can take a project from conception to site selection to design and construction.  Our airport engineering services will provide the airport sponsor the assurance that all facets of design have been evaluated and researched from the simplest fence relocation project to the intricate design of a terminal building.  We provide design for all types of airport development projects including but not limited to grading for storm drainage, utility design for new installations and or relocations, pavement structure analyses, site development and grading, corporate hangars and T-Hangars, parking facilities for airside and landside development, access and entrance roads, preparation of erosion control plans, preparation of construction safety & phasing plans (CSPP), and fulfilling all required forms or paperwork for federal and state agencies.

We coordinate the design development and construction activities with all the stakeholders to maximize the potential gain of the development while minimizing the impact the project will have on the stakeholders.  Our team has provided design services, construction engineering services, and resident inspection services for numerous commercial and municipal airports.  Our professionals work with the sponsors, the federal or state agencies, and the communities to provide the maximum benefit to the airport development projects.

Airport Construction Management & Resident Inspection

In addition to our design capabilities, our team will provide construction administration and inspection services overseeing all construction activities. Services include, but are not limited to preconstruction meetings, attending construction progress meetings, QA/QC of the work, reviewing shop drawings, monitoring contractor progress, review of contractor’s pay requests, conducting inspections, and project close out.