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Registration Extended to Monday - MAA Delivers – From Greenfield to Cargo Apron in Ten Months - January Section Meeting

posted Jan 3, 2018, 6:40 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 10:55 AM ]
In March of 2017 the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) was approached by a prospective new cargo operator that wanted to begin cargo operations at BWI Marshall by May 2017, with up to three aircraft parking positions and infrastructure to support the cargo handling operation. The operations would then ramp up to six aircraft positions by November 2017.  The existing cargo facilities at BWI Marshall needed a series of immediate improvements and reconfigurations to allow for the start of operations and then MDOT MAA undertook a series of interim and long term improvements to double the size of the operation to meet the year-end deadline.  The presentation will outline the history of the facility, the short, intermediate and long-term projects undertaken by MDOT MAA to meet the unique program requirements and the projects that were successfully executed to make the operation a reality.


Tracy L.  Hollida, PE – Ms. Hollida is an Associate Vice President with Michael Baker International, where she has worked for nearly 21 years.  She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has a Masters Degree from Virginia Tech.  Her entire career has been dedicated to airport design and planning with a primary focus on serving the MAA and BWI Marshall Airport.  Ms. Hollida has worked on numerous airfield projects across the country including multiple runway designs and airfield reconstruction projects.  She has served as project manager for several recent airfield projects at BWI Marshall Airport including the Runway 15R-33L Runway Safety Area Program and the Midfield Cargo Apron Expansion project. 

Alan Peljovich is a Civil Engineer with over 24 years’ experience in the design of infrastructure development for public sector clients.  From a young age, Alan has always had a love for aviation which he planned to turn into a career as a fighter pilot but fate pushed him towards engineering. He has traveled a long road through this industry through a series of assignments that exposed him to roadway, structural, hydraulic and a myriad of other projects until finding his way back to his passion, aviation and designing airports.  Alan is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer and together they have two children, Ryan and Flynn.  He makes his home in Reisterstown and is a rabid Steeler fan.

Meeting Schedule
Date: January 10, 2017
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner Buffet 7:00p
Announcements and Life Member Recognition: 8:00p
Coffee and Desserts: 8:30p

Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Members: $45
Non Dues Paying Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Spots still available - Registrations are open until Noon, MONDAY 1/8. However, the refund deadline has already passed. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.