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Airport Development Engineer John Bush Joins Freese and Nichols in Southeast Texas

November 13, 2017

Freese and Nichols, Inc. announced that John Bush, P.E., has joined the firm as a senior aviation project manager in the Pearland, Texas, office. Leveraging over three decades of experience at one of the most successful Fortune 500 engineering firms, John will play an integral role in expanding our airport engineering and construction projects across the nation.

“Many aviation facilities face complex infrastructure needs to meet the growing demands of increased air traffic,” said Eric Potts, aviation account director at Freese and Nichols. “John’s extensive expertise in managing large expansion and development projects for international airports broadens our capabilities and makes us a valuable, knowledgeable resource to a wide range of clients.”

With more than 35 years of experience in civil engineering, John has spent the last 28 years specializing in airport development projects and serving in a variety of roles ranging from program manager to design engineer, and construction manager to field inspector. Supplementing John’s broad range of capabilities is his in-depth technical expertise, including his qualification in airfield geometric design, heavy aircraft pavement design, drainage and drainage structure design, airfield lighting and signage design, safety requirements for construction on active airfields, airport navigational aids, and construction of hydrant fueling systems.

He has led numerous, large-scale improvement projects for some of the nation’s busiest airports, most notably:

  • Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston
  • O’Hare International Airport in Chicago

Throughout his career, John has managed the overall engineering and construction phases for airfield projects, and also provided engineering design on various airport and airfield facilities, such as runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons, airfield roadways and navigational aid (NAVAID) designs. He has substantial knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) criteria and requirements for airfield pavement design, construction specifications and airport requirements for construction safety, and security on active airfields.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Houston.