Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017
Jason Marks, P.E. Receives 2016 Resident Engineer Award
Appleton, Wis. – Jason Marks, P.E., of OMNNI Associates, Appleton, Wisconsin, has received the “2016 Outstanding Airport Resident Engineering Award” for his role as resident engineer on a taxiway relocation project at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics presented the award to Marks during the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Conference at the Madison Marriott-West in Middleton, Wisconsin on January 19, 2017. The award recognizes the significant efforts that Marks and his field staff provided in coordinating the work involved in the construction.
The $6.3 million project involved the relocation and reconstruction of Taxiway B and connecting taxiways and drainage improvements involving the installation of a storm sewer interceptor pipe through the airport property.
The newly relocated and reconstructed taxiway greatly improves the safety of its users, especially during the busy week-long EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in when there is a high volume of aircraft visiting the airport. The storm sewer installation alleviated flooding problems throughout the airport and the surrounding areas. Since the airport is home to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and aircraft are required to exit the adjacent runway at virtually all locations, landscaping and safety area grading were required to meet stringent specifications.
Founded in 1968, OMNNI Associates is a full-service engineering, architecture, and environmental consulting firm. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, the firm’s airport engineering services include runway, taxiway and apron design; airfield lighting; parking facilities; pavement management and design; and security fencing.