2015 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition
RESULTS

Scope
The search for additional non-airline funding sources, new uses for technology in addressing passenger service needs and an increased focus on sustainability are just a few of the drivers of change in the aviation industry. In this competition, ACC is seeking new, innovative ideas that further airport development globally and address current and future challenges. These innovations can be technical, operational or regulatory in nature and can address any aspect of airport development (e.g. planning, design, construction, asset management, sustainability, finance, IT, customer service). 

Scoring Criteria
 30%      Uniqueness of idea 
 25%      Potential for improvement to airport development industry 
 25%      Feasibility of implementation 
 10%      Creativity/quality of presentation 
 10%      Degree of teamwork 



2015 SUBMISSIONS:
 *Watch a four minute synopsis video of all the submissions here: http://youtu.be/wJK2cW-9cYM


First Place

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (ECS)
Megan Moser - Team Leader   Denver International Airport 
Courtney Brand Iron Horse Architects
Julie Buffam            Jensen Hughes
David McLeod Denver International Airport
This project proposes the development of an emergency communication system that can be used at all airports throughout the world; the creation of a mobile notification system that can reach all people in the vicinity of the emergency; and the development of a mobile app which guides users to crucial amenities such as shelter, equipment, transportation and lodging. 


Second Place

AUGMENTING SPACE WITH INDOOR POSITIONING DATA
Chris Hazell - Team Leader   AECOM 
Cory Haugh AECOM
Chris Vulcano   AECOM
Kristen Young AECOM
This project proposes that airport operators consider a holistic approach to how they adopt indoor positioning technologies to communicate with their passengers. The passenger experience can be heightened by personally tailoring way-finding of an unfamiliar environment. Conversely, building environments can dynamically react to occupant density thus improving infrastructure and driving revenue.


Third Place

A PATH LIT TO SAFETY
Shady Elshetwy - Team Leader   Burns Engineering 
Darren D'Achille Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Sean McGovern  Burns Engineering
Mathieu Savarit-Cosenza     Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
PATHs is a predetermined airfield traffic hierarchy system designed to minimize incursions. Operated by the Air Traffic Controller, PATHS is a new method of taxiing aircraft by illuminating a route to and from the runway using LED technology installed parallel to pavement markings. The methodology included a cost analysis, installation procedures, incorporation into existing infrastructure as a secondary system, drawbacks, and feasibility.


Other Submissions

AIRPORT BEACON TECHNOLOGY GUIDE

Christopher Groh - Team Leader   Kutchins & Groh 
Manuel Herrera Jacobsen|Daniels 
Abraham Oommen Jacobsen|Daniels 
Troy Thompson Pattern

BIOCONCRETE
Nicholas Makhlouf - Team Leader  C&S Companies
Cody Crawford C&S Companies
Brett Grove Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
Jim Wright Stantec Consulting

BOARDING FILTER
Eddy Tavio - Team Leader   Populous
Nick Caprario Populous
Ryan Otterson     Populous
Dan Wood Populous

DOUBLE-SCREW RAMP
Artem Minochkin - Team Leader   Progresstech
Dmitry Bratko Progresstech
Maxim Stepanuk Progresstech
Oxana Verigina Progresstech

INCREASING AIRPORT REVENUE
Michael Toth - Team Leader   J.A. Watts
Joe Foster Panther International
Leah Henderson  DOWL
Ryan Houston J.A. Watts

LEVERAGING AIRPORT ASSETS

Thierry Sarr - Team Leader   CH2M 
Ernest Huffman  Jacobsen|Daniels Associates

SENSING THE STORM
Patrick Williams - Team Leader  Urban Engineers 
Api Appulingam RS&H
Swapnil Shah Philadelphia International Airport

TRANSPORTATION FOR AIRPORT PASSENGERS
Justin Wortman - Team Leader   Gensler
Nicholas Acevedo Gensler
Chester Arasim III Logplan
Juan Baez Gensler