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February 21, 2019 Meeting

 Topic: Building an Airport for the Future

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is underway on its $2.8B Capital Investment Program, named “Destination CLT.” Listen as Airport Engineer, Ashton Watson, PE, explains the projects and programs that are underway at the 6th busiest Airport in the Nation.



Ashton B. Watson, P.E., C.M., ACE Airport Engineer at Charlotte Douglas International Airport


Mr. Watson has worked for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport for 5 years, and for the City of Charlotte doing Capital Project Management for nearly 8 years with the Department of Transportation (CDOT). He has managed more than 25 projects within the Airport’s Capital Development Program on both the airside and landside, totaling over $350M. Mr. Watson has overseen planning, design and construction of major and complex multi-million dollar runway, taxiway, drainage, and lighting improvement projects. Mr. Watson is experienced with projects involving traffic and transportation engineering, intelligent transportation systems, digital message signs, pavement rehabilitations, rigid and flexible pavement, complex design and construction phasing, fuel facilities, drainage improvements, airfield geometries, airfield lighting, and federal funding.  He has been involved with many projects requiring significant coordination with numerous parties, including internal customers, FAA, ATCT, Airline tenants, other tenants, and various review agencies, which speaks to the key to his success= Collaboration!


PDH: 1 Hour


Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019


Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



Dilworth Neighborhood Grille  (basement level, Baxter Room)  MAP

911 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204


Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

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