The Burns Group: Engineering and Construction


Airport construction is a key part of Burns’ practice. We have designed billions of dollars worth of construction for commercial airports and military air stations throughout the world. Our expertise in airport systems engineering has gained the firm national recognition.

Burns designed critical airfield ground lighting upgrades for both runways at Stewart International Airport. These major infrastructure improvements significantly increased system performance and reliability for the airport. The complete rehabilitation of Runways 9-27 and 16-34 and their associated taxiways included all runway edge, centerline, and touchdown zone lighting, taxiway edge and centerline lighting, and all taxi guidance signs. All lighting components, with the exception of the runway edge lighting, feature innovative LED technology. Click video to learn more...


Burns’ experienced staff of aviation experts are well-versed in the demands placed on airport systems, and can engineer solutions to help ensure reliable and efficient operation. Our understanding of the operational and technological needs of airports has enabled us to provide our clients with integrated and customized design solutions that ensure safe and efficient passenger travel.

Capabilities Include

  • Airfield lighting and navigational aids
  • Terminals and site infrastructure
  • Security, technology and special systems
  • Automated people movers
  • Aircraft support systems and facilities including ground service equipment (GSE) maintenance buildings, cargo and hangar buildings, and deicing facilities
  • Rental car facilities and parking garages
  • Other airport tenants including airlines and retail/food/beverage concessions
  • Energy modeling and conservation
  • Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) project implementation
  • Construction management and resident engineering

View our Aviation brochure.