Mead & Hunt is the recipient of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan's (APAM) Award of Excellence for 2007. APAM and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) presented the award for Mead & Hunt's design of the Taxiway B Relocation project at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. Paving projects submitted are evaluated based upon criteria such as the pavement appearance, ride, texture uniformity, longitudinal and traverse joints, edges, approaches, utility covers, and the degree of difficulty of the project.
The project was a result of the existing taxiway failing to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards for runway to taxiway center line separation. This $3.1-million project involved the removal of the existing taxiway and construction of a new 3,500-foot by 50-foot air carrier taxiway with 20-foot paved shoulders and medium-intensity taxiway lights in a new location.
Mead & Hunt professionals — including Project Manager Mark Breukink, P.E., with Resident Engineer Jeff Thoman and construction inspectors Grant Bolden and Tom Ward — formed a successful project team working with prime contractor Robert Bailey Excavating and paving contractor Michigan Paving & Materials to complete the award-winning project.
Mead & Hunt provides professional services in architecture, aviation, historic preservation, transportation, infrastructure, and water resources engineering to clients throughout the United States.