2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
28.5 Course Maintenance (CM) Units through the American Planning Association (APA): TBA
This five-day course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics. The course is taught by some of the leading practitioners (and most experienced instructors) in the industry. In addition to covering the fundamentals of airport planning and design, the course presents emerging issues and the latest trends facing airport planners, operators, and consultants in the US and around the world.
The topics covered range from airport and airline economics and travel demand forecasting to airport capacity analysis, noise analysis, and environmental planning. Topics covered also include airfield design, passenger terminal planning, airport ground access, and air cargo facilities planning.
The course takes place on the beautiful Berkeley campus, at the Bechtel Engineering Center, room 240 an architectural landmark.
The course is being offered by the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR).
Who should attend
This course is intended for engineers and planners working for airport authorities, consultants, and government agencies, as well as airport and airline management personnel interested in the technical considerations that need to be taken into account in planning airport development. It will also be of interest to those involved in teaching transportation engineering courses or undertaking research on airport-related topics.
2018 Course Program
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8:30-9:00 Welcome & Introductions
9:00-10:05 Airport system planning
10:25-12:30 Airport strategic and master planning
1:30-3:05 Air traffic demand forecasting
3:25 – 4:15 Forecasting Assignment
4:15-5:00 Master Planning Discussion
8:30-10:05 Airline operations and economics
10:25-11:30 Airline Operations & Economics (cont.)
11:30-noon Airline Operations Assignment
1:00 -2:35 NextGen technologies and ATM modernization
2:55-4:30 Airspace and airport capacity
4:30-5:00 Airport Capacity Discussion
6:30 Dinner / Speaker: TBA
8:30-10:05 Airfield layout planning and design
10:25-noon Passenger terminal planning
1:00-2:35 Air cargo logistics and planning air cargo facilities
2:55-4:30 Airport ground access
4:30-5:00 Landside Discussion
8:30-10:05 Environmental planning and management
10:25-12:30 Airport noise management
1:30-3:05 Airport land use compatibility planning
3:25-5:00 Current and emerging issues in airport planning, design & construction
8:30-10:05 Airport finance
10:25-noon Group Presentations
Noon-12:30 Course Summary
Bechtel Engineering Center
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Early Bird: From Registration (before March 21): $2,200
Standard (March21 – June 5): $2,400
Late (after June 5): $2,500
FAA employees (up to 10 at this rate): $1,500
The course fee includes: course notes, hosted lunch daily, and refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks, and a course dinner on Tuesday evening.
Enrollment is limited. https://registration.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=1910AV120715
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Faculty member in charge
Mark Hansen, Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, Berkeley, California
The following hotels are within walking distance to the class. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations. Costs will not be covered by NEXTOR.
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (510) 549-1000
University Rate may be available: Please call the hotel.
To make a reservation:
Call the reservation desk, Tel: (510) 549-1000; ask for The UC Berkeley Rate.
Note: Hotel parking is available for a fee, please let the hotel know if you will need parking when you make your reservation.
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
University Rate may be available: Please call the hotel
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Lunches will be provided each day and refreshments will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks. There will be a course dinner on Tuesday evening.
Continuing education units (ceu)
These units are a nationally recognized means of recording noncredit study and are accepted by many employers and relicensure agencies as evidence of a serious commitment to career advancement and the maintenance of professional competence. One ceu is awarded for each 10 hours of attendance.
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