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David Stader, PE

Global Practice Director

Operating as a gateway for the fastest mode of commercial transport, making the world smaller and more accessible.


Airports are the gateway to the fastest mode of commercial transport, helping to carry people and packages to almost anywhere in the world and fueling trillions of dollars in economic activity annually. With traffic growth forecast to outstrip airport capacity, maintaining a regional and global competitive advantage with modern airside and landside facilities is a must.

Supporting your growth without letting a passenger or shipment miss a beat is what we do best. Our top-flight aviation team has more than 5 decades of experience at commercial service, general aviation and military and aerospace facilities, delivering consulting services, new construction, expansions and complex airport renovations worldwide.

An airport’s seemingly simple purpose is really quite complex.

We can help you navigate the challenges that come with upgrading aging infrastructure, expanding capacity and improving public transport connectivity—all through the lens of sustainable airport development.

Combining our global experience and local expertise, we’re honored to work at 20 of the top 30 busiest airports in the U.S., 2 of the top 3 busiest airports in the UK, 3 of the largest airports in India, most of the fastest growing airports in the Middle East, and we’re beginning work on the largest greenfield airport development project in Latin America. 

  • Program and construction management 
  • Airfield civil and electrical design
  • Facilities MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design
  • NAVAIDs and airspace
  • Airport planning and simulation
  • Airport landside access
  • Airport asset management
  • Facilities and operations management
  • Public-Private Partnership (P3) client advisory 
  • Sustainability master planning
  • Sustainability planning 
  • Value engineering

Clients & Projects

Program Management

Successfully delivering a major airport modernization program is your highest priority and our highest honor. We’ll work seamlessly with your team to serve as the dedicated point of responsibility, aligning the efforts of architects, designers and contractors to achieve your program goals with the highest standards in quality.


Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India 

Mumbai’s new modern gateway to India, proudly supported by our dedicated program and design management team, offers increased capacity and supports air traffic demand worldwide.


New International Airport, Mexico City, Mexico

Meeting future travel needs and promoting economic growth in Mexico, we’re managing the most technically advanced and sustainable airport project in the world with Parsons as the prime consultant.


Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania

This CH2M-led joint venture is managing the largest new aviation program in the U.S., helping Philadelphia improve capacity and operational efficiencies that enhance the passenger experience.

Houston International Airport

Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas

Developing additional facilities to handle increasing passenger and aircraft demand, the Houston Airport System and the airlines are initiating the International Terminal Redevelopment Program, with interim Executive Program Management being provided by CH2M.


Our airfield civil and electrical design professionals have a real passion for doing the job right, and it’s reflected in our more than 200 airfield rehabilitation, reconstruction and new construction projects around the world. Also seen as thought leaders, we’re helping to advance the industry through the development of new airport standards. 


Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Reinforcing the airport's role as a gateway to the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE, we designed the new runway, which now services the world’s largest commercial aircraft.


Calgary International Airport, Alberta, Canada

Our design of the longest civil aviation runway in the country resulted in a 30-percent increase in capacity to Canada’s energy capital.


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas

We are streamlining the final assembly stations for the next generation of military aircraft as part of our 30-year partnership with the aerospace industry leader.


Dreamlifter Operations Center, Paine Field Airport, Everett, Washington

We supported the cargo freight supply chain for a confidential client and its newest and most advanced airliner with the design of new maintenance, operations and storage facilities and airfield improvements.  


Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio

Reducing power usage by 60 percent with the first high-intensity all LED-lamped runway installation in the U.S., our runway replacement project design is a sustainable success. 


Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Dallas, Texas

Modernizing existing terminals, our team is improving the sustainability, redundancy, reliability, security and maintainability of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.


Edwards Air Force Base

We proudly served as managing partner of the design-build joint venture that replaced the main runway at the world’s premier military flight test facility.

As the industry leader in air carrier runway design, there is a great opportunity to work on the world’s most challenging airfield modernization projects.


Joe Grubbs, PE

Practice Director - Americas

Moving your airport project from take-off to landing, our experts offer a broad range of consulting services, from public-private partnership (P3) advisory, airport planning, modeling and simulation, and environmental assessments to technical advisory and project management delivery services. 


O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois

Supporting the O’Hare modernization program from concept to concrete, we served as the Master Civil Engineer—the technical arm of the program—for one of the world’s largest airfield improvement projects.


Melbourne Airport, Victoria, Australia

Our team is providing phase one project management services for a new 9,842-foot-long runway that will serve more passengers, larger aircraft and more flights.


Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Acting as the independent engineer, we’re ensuring design and construction compliance for the new passenger terminal, parallel taxiway, runway extension and associated airside and landside enhancements.

We’re dedicated to delivering top-notch performance in airport facility maintenance and operations. Acting as an extension of your organization, we embrace quality, responsiveness and excellence in everything we do, working daily to provide your customers with a flawless travel experience.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

Working every day to meet and exceed customer expectations, we’re maintaining the passenger terminal complex at the world's busiest airport.