A private pilot with experience as an airport operations employee and a pavement materials researcher, Alex has a lot of context and experience to draw upon as a civil engineer in our aviation discipline. He’s worked with many of our teams on pavement-related design challenges, and he’s performed pavement designs for over five miles of runways, taxiways, and parking aprons—personally overseeing the construction for nearly three miles it.
Right now, Alex is partnered with a state agency to study the life cycle of various pavement marking materials. Annually replacing pavement markings is a big hit to the bottom line thanks to materials, labor, and runway closures, and Alex hopes that this study will identify the best paint products. Products that will last the longest in the wet-freeze region where the majority of his clients reside.
A project-panel volunteer for the airport cooperative research program for pavement-related studies, Alex is passionate about the air travel industry within and outside of work. He’s also a saxophonist in one of three wind ensembles of the Metropolitan Music Community—the only community band in New York City.