Airport Design and Construction Narrative Research Roadmap

This project, “Research Roadmap in the Area of Design and Construction of Airport Facilities and Infrastructure” outlines the key research gaps and areas of topics of interest for airports in this field over the next five years. The roadmap was developed through a review of relevant research and broad stakeholder engagement efforts with industry practitioners. The research ideas generated as part of this project are organized into seven high‐level themes that represent the main areas and challenges of interest to airports in design and construction. Based on the results of the outreach and literature review, 40 research ideas were generated and categorized into seven high‐level themes: Customer Service; Integrating Advanced and/or Disruptive Technologies; Project Management, Delivery and Finance Models; Safety and Security; Sustainability and Resiliency; General Design and Construction; and Workforce Development. The research ideas are further categorized into twelve subtopics: 1) Passenger Experience; 2) Integrating Technology and Data; 3) Finance and Revenue Development; 4) Alternative Approaches to Project Delivery Mechanisms; 5) Sustainable Design and Construction; 6) Innovative Approaches to Security / TSA Operations; 7) Construction Best Practices / Guidance and Tools; 8) Modernizing and Retrofitting Airport Facilities; 9) Construction Materials; 10) Accommodating Changing Demographics; 11) Curbside, Roadways and Vehicles; and 12) Unmanned Aerial Systems An overview of the themes and the roadmap development process is described in Section 1 of this report. A description of the literature review process, sources identified and a high‐level summary of findings are described in Section 2. The resulting research ideas were prioritized based on a set of key criteria, stakeholder input and research team analysis, which are described in Section 3. The high‐level issue themes, subtopics and specific research ideas are described in Section 4. Final observations of the research team are included in Section 5. Accompanying products to the roadmap are included in the appendices and online at ACRP’s website.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Contractor's Final Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 36p
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  • Accession Number: 01715894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACRP 11-02/Task 30
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2019 9:37AM