CHA Earns 2024 ACEC Ohio Honor Award for Reconstructing Apron and Taxilanes at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport

Posted May 14, 2024

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) has received a 2024 ACEC Ohio Honor Award in the Transportation category for the Reconstruction of Apron A and Hangar Taxilanes at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (MFD) in Mansfield, Ohio. This award showcases CHA’s role in providing innovative engineering solutions to enhance airports.

MFD is vital for travel and commerce throughout North Central Ohio. The airport’s two asphalt runways effectively handle large commercial and military aircraft, including the USAF C-5 and the Antonov 124-100 and NASA craft such as the Super Guppy and Orion spacecraft. To continue supporting government and military operations and offering unique business opportunities, the City of Mansfield sought to reconstruct Apron A and Hanger Taxilanes G, H, H1, H2, J, L, M, and N, which service all the general aviation t-hangers and box hangers at the airport.

This project reconstructed the 10,400 square-yard Apron A and approximately 7,050 feet of taxilanes in the general aviation hangar area. In addition, this project included the installation of several new catch basins to collect stormwater runoff and alleviate poor drainage conditions. Two underground bio-retention cell areas were installed to treat additional runoff created due to the increase in impervious pavement. New LED edge lighting and lighted signage along Taxilanes G, H, and J were also installed.

Read more about the MFD Reconstruction of Apron A and Hangar Taxilanes.

The Engineering Excellence Awards brings well-deserved public recognition to Ohio’s engineering industry by spotlighting engineering projects that demonstrate a high degree of uniqueness, ingenuity, and value. Judges rate entries based on uniqueness and originality, technical value to the engineering profession, social and economic considerations, complexity, and how successfully the project met the client’s needs.

ACEC Ohio recognized award winners at a luncheon celebration on March 14, 2024.

About ACEC Ohio

ACEC Ohio represents approximately 167 independent engineering firms that offer a wide range of construction design and consulting services. ACEC Ohio member companies employ more than 8,000 people and produce annual net revenues of $600 million annually. Learn more at ACEC Ohio's website.