The ASCE Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) is pleased to announce Jason Frank, P.E., M.B.A., M.ASCE, of Garver, as the 2022 recipient of the Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award. The award was established to honor and recognize practicing engineers employed in the airfield pavement engineering profession with demonstrated leadership and achievement in airfield pavement projects.

Mr. Frank is an energetic, passionate, innovative, and well-respected member of the airfield pavements community. With over 28 years of airfield pavements experience in commercial, private, and military airports, Mr. Frank has worked on many high-profile projects including runway and taxiway projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, Dulles International Airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and many others nationwide. He co-authored and presented a paper titled “Resurfacing the Runway to the Nations Capital” at the 2013 T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Frank is double alumnus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with both a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A and he’s currently the Aviation Business Line Leader at Garver in Houston, Texas, where he’s assisting with developing Garver’s new pavement asset management software. He currently holds a P.E. license in 15 states and is a decades-long, active member of ASCE, T&DI, and the Airfield Pavement Committee, which he joined in January 1990.

In his free time, Mr. Frank promotes diversity in Engineering by mentoring young Engineers and volunteering his time to speak with elementary and high school students about what civil engineers do. Mr. Frank has also volunteered and spoken with the Aviation and Civil Engineering program at Texas Southern University, a historically black college (HBCU) in Houston, to help promote the field to people of color and women – demographics in which the industry is still lacking sufficient representation. He also hosts lunch and learn events with staff and leads site visits with young engineers, sharing his vast experience and expertise in working with and studying pavement materials and techniques.