Airport Engineering

Before It’s Wheels Up

Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane or on more of a propeller jobbie, there are some standard airport requirements, and that’s where we come in. We provide comprehensive airport services to meet your facility planning and development needs.

0900,000 linear feet of runways & taxiways

0500000+ SF of hangar work

090% FAA projects

060+ terminal projects

From Below Ground to the Control Tower, We do Airports

Expanding or redesigning airport facilities is often a complex, multiyear undertaking. Reid Middleton provides comprehensive airport services including planning, surveying, civil and structural engineering, project management, and bidding/construction administration.

Since 1973, Reid Middleton has been providing Airport Consulting Services throughout the Pacific and Inland Northwest and Alaska. Our years of aviation project experience at Primary, Non-Primary, Reliever, General Aviation, and Commercial International Airports, provide our Airport clients with expertise in a full range of services to meet their facility planning and development needs.

After planning, then scoping and funding (program management), comes the actual projects that are designed, built and put into use. For most airfield horizontal project design, Reid Middleton is typically the prime design firm. Often for structures such as terminals, hangars, control towers, tenant improvements, and other facility projects, we are structural subconsultants supporting the prime architect. Whatever role on the project, nearly every type of project found at an airport, Reid Middleton has experience designing it.

Runways, taxiways, and aprons. The flightline. From a plane’s perspective, this is all that matters. The pilot and passenger have a few other priorities but this critical flatwork can make a difference in the success of both a landing or takeoff, as well as stability when at rest. Highly regulated, this paved or concrete airport infrastructure is a core element of our airfield engineering expertise and experience.

Stormwater management and utilities. Among the many hazards associated with flight, water on the runway, taxiway or apron can affect performance of the airplane and passenger safety. The civil engineering design associated with stormwater and drainage, industrial wastewater, and other utilities is done in-house by Reid Middleton engineers.

Hangars & Maintenance Facilities: Maintaining aircraft is vital to public safety and an airport’s business success. Reid Middleton’s structural engineers regularly design long-span hangar and maintenance facilities, and design the seismic retrofit of these important structures.

Tenant Improvements: Updating and improving the storefronts in airports improves traveler experience and encourages them to purchase goods and services, which supports the airport and local economy. Our structural engineers frequently work with architects to design these airport improvements.


ACEC Bronze Award – Renton Airport Taxiway B Rehabilitation

ACEC Gold Award – Alaska Airlines Maintenance Facility

ACEC Silver Award – Anchorage International Airport South Terminal Seismic & Security Upgrades

Hudson News Tenant Improvements

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Renton Taxiway B Rehabilitation

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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Seismic Upgrade

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Olympia Regional Airport Taxiway F Rehabilitation

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Paine Field Runway 16L-34R Rehabilitation

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