Aviation: Get to Know Mark Haberer
Written By: Valerie Edgren
Date: September 1, 2021
Q: As the leader of the Aviation Sector at Parkhill, what direction will you be taking?
From a project perspective, historically, our emphasis has been and will likely continue to be the design and construction management of airfield paving projects. We’re also trying to be more strategic in terms of how we leverage our in-house expertise beyond the Aviation Sector for pursuing different types of projects – for instance, architecture, landscaping, MEP, or even something as specific as hydrogeology. Parkhill is a significant firm, and we need to put forth the full scale of what our firm can do. There are substantial projects beyond taxiway and runway pavements at airports, and that’s one thing we’re considering. Recent examples include land planning at Abilene Regional, an El Paso International Airport FBO ramp addition and taxiway realignment, and a passenger boarding bridge evaluation for Albuquerque Sunport. Whether it’s with Parkhill as the lead or by joining our expertise as support to another firm, these are real difference-making opportunities.
Q: What would be your dream project?
I would probably say my dream project would be to do an airport from the ground up, having a greenfield space and being able to encompass all aspects of an air carrier airport from the airside facilities to the land side facilities. To be able to manage that type of project would be ideal, to me. The opportunity to do a project in a cool vacation destination is also appealing.