Airport Experts Presenting at Planning, Design & Construction Symposium
David Smith and Kevin Shertz, PE, are presenting at the 2018 Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium in Denver, CO. The symposium, considered the preeminent technical conference in the industry, gives attendees information about the latest trends, innovations, and developments in airport planning, design and construction.
On Wednesday, February 28th at 10:30am, Dave will present “The Path to Zero – How Microgrids Can Get You There.” His presentation will explore how microgrids can help airports leverage renewable power and energy storage technologies to increase resilience, while also reducing energy costs and emissions. To help illustrate this opportunity, Dave will present real world examples of airports where microgrids incorporating solar, batteries, and fuel cells have the potential to lower costs and significantly reduce carbon. Dave is Burns’ Director of Energy Services, and has led the assessment and preliminary design of microgrids at JFK and Denver International Airports. He is currently serving as advisor to Pittsburgh International Airport as it evaluates the potential application of a microgrid and resilient on-site generation.
On Thursday, March 1st at 4:00pm, Kevin will present “We’ve Got 5 Years – Future-Proofing for Fast Change.” His presentation will examine some of the latest trends in airport planning and design, and will highlight the importance of a robust, flexible infrastructure in order to support and react to these innovations. As Director of Aviation Technology Services, Kevin is an expert in electrical, security and communications systems for airport facilities and infrastructure. He was the Project Manager for Technology and Multi-Media Systems for Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal C project, and currently manages Burns’ IT on-call contract for Maryland Aviation Administration.