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General Aviation Airport Layout and Design: A Cross-Discipline Exercise in Design Management for Freshman Engineering Students.

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

First-year Programs Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

First-Year Programs

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

22.741.1 - 22.741.8

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/18022

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20

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Ibibia K. Dabipi University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Abstract

General Aviation Airport Layout and Design: A Cross-Discipline Exercise in Design Management for Freshman Engineering Students.Two groups of freshman engineering design students designed the layout of the basiccomponents of a general aviation airport. Students were tasked with the design of the placementof the entrance road approach and exit, the parking area, drop-off and pick-up zones as well asthe terminal building. Design criterion included human factors stipulations such as multi-lingualfriendly signage, limited decision points, and the ability to be able to easily identify the majorcomponents (parking, arrival/departure pick-up points, and terminal building) from the roadsideapproach to the airport. The students were given a set of criteria which required them to employengineering principles to the design of the project. This provides the engineering students anopportunity to apply design principles to a practical project. The engineering students gain anunderstanding of work as a team; work with the client, and the sequence and process of design aswell as leadership skills in team building and management. Teams were required to build adiorama to demonstrate their design. Key objectives in the process are the students’ ability tocommunicate among the groups, between the groups and the clients as well as documentation ofthe process that led to the final design through weekly progress reports.This paper examines the similarities and differences of the engineering principles and approachesthe groups used to accomplish the final design product, the process in completing the assignmentand leadership variables involved in project management.

Dabipi, I. K. (2011, June), General Aviation Airport Layout and Design: A Cross-Discipline Exercise in Design Management for Freshman Engineering Students. Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18022

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