DIA Deicing

Runoff Recycling on the Taxiway

After reading about and discussing Denver International Airport’s centralized deicing infrastructure, I was able to see it action yesterday. According to ACRP Report 125 (http://bit.ly/2kwftcS), the airport has 7 dedicated deicing pads that cover 36 acres. The pads are surrounded by slotted drains that direct runoff to a glycol recovery facility (drains are visible just behind the deicing[…]

Green Infrastructure: 10 Things Every Civil Engineer Should Know

I had the honor of being invited to be a part of the Auburn University Environmental and Water Resources Engineering seminar series this week. I spoke to a crowd of civil, environmental, and chemical engineers and faculty. I spoke in a room that I last stepped in over 21 years ago. I enjoyed the experience and[…]