NRMCA has hired Luke McHugh to be senior director, local paving, for the Northeast Region. McHugh comes to NRMCA from a career focused mainly on civil engineering and associated construction support for both airports and site development. Based outside of Philadelphia, he is a civil engineer registered in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Florida with more than 23 years of experience providing consulting engineering services on a variety of airside and landside projects at airports.
In his new role at NRMCA, he will be responsible for working with NRMCA partners and members to help deliver successful local concrete paving projects and implementing strategies that increase the use of various forms of ready mixed concrete in parking areas, local streets and roads, and other applications.
McHugh has been a consulting engineer for 30 years, the last 23 as a project engineer, project manager, engineering staff manager and aviation technical lead providing consultation services at airports in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlantic City, N.J.; New Castle, Del.; Reading, Pa.; Ft. Myers, Fla.; Teterboro, N.J.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Providence, RI..; Manchester, N.H., and Cape May, N.J., on a variety of landside and airside projects, concentrating on runway, taxiway and apron pavement design, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. He has worked with airport managers, airport operations, airport planners and engineers, municipal engineers, developers, general contractors, the FAA and state aviation representatives in the planning, design and construction of these airport facilities. He also worked with the FAA engineers at Williams J. Hughes Technical Center to help construct an experimental taxiway built to test pavement performance and in-pavement lighting systems. He can be reached at [email protected].
“The addition of Luke to the Local Paving team will help NRMCA ensure that states around the Great Lakes region and into the Northeast U.S. have the support they need to be successful with concrete paving projects,” said NRMCA President Robert Garbini. “Owners and developers are placing more emphasis on life-cycle cost, durability and reducing annual maintenance costs, and concrete pavements help them achieve these objectives.”