DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee Announces Technical Groups
DFI’s recently established Tunneling and Underground Committee has formed eight Technical Groups to address specific areas of interest associated with the tunnel industry. “The goal of each Technical Group is to have a team of individuals who work together to improve the industry through collaboration and the sharing of information,” says David R. Klug, committee co-chair, and president of David R. Klug & Associates, Inc. “There is no limit on the number of people who can be in a Technical Group and DFI members can be in more than one group if they have multiple interests. We encourage everyone with an interest in the tunneling industry to join the DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee and become a member of a Technical Group.”
The Tunneling and Underground Committee will provide a professional forum to identify current industry needs and facilitate the advancement of new methods and technologies for design, construction, inspection, maintenance and operation of tunnels and underground systems. The committee will foster technology transfer among owners, designers, contractors, material and equipment suppliers, as well as researchers/academics and other global tunneling associations involved in the use and construction of tunnels and underground structures.
Following is a list of the DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee Executives, Advisory Board members and the chairs and co-chairs of the Technical Groups who will identify and guide the committee efforts:
DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee – Executives
Co-Chair David R. Klug, President, David R. Klug & Associates, Inc.
Co-Chair James Morrison, Vice President, COWI North America
Trustee Liaison Conrad Felice, President, C.W. Felice, LLC
Technical Director Brian Fulcher, Principal & Tunnel Practice Leader, McMillen Jacobs Associates
DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee – Advisory Group
Colin Lawrence, P.E., Vice President, Mott MacDonald Engineers
Frank Arland, P.E., Partner, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Les Bradshaw, President/Owner, Bradshaw Construction Corp.
Rick Lovat, P.Eng., President and Owner, Lovat Tunneling Solutions
Matt Swinton, Senior Vice President – Underground District, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Sanja Zlatanic, P.E., Chairman – National Tunnel Practice, HNTB
Steve Minassian, P.E., Senior Vice President, Parsons
DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee- Technical Groups
Mechanical Tunneling Group
Co-Chair Shane Yanagisawa, Project Director, Lane Healy JV
Co-Chair Richard McLane, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Traylor Bros. Inc.
Conventional Tunneling Group
Chair Robert Stier, Area Manager, Drill Tech Inc.
Precast Tunnel Linings Group
Chair Verya Nasri, Vice President and Global Tunnel Lead, AECOM
Support of Excavation in Tunnel Construction Group
Co-Chair Frank Arland, Partner, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Co-Chair Jan Cermak, Associate Partner, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Tunnel Waterproofing Group
Chair Stefan Lemke, Deputy CEO, Renesco/Marti
Shotcrete in Tunnels Group
Chair Paul Madsen, Project Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Tunnel Construction Safety Group
Chair Gerry Anderson, Project Environmental & Safety Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Tunnel Industry Outreach, Training and Education Group
Chair Amanda Elioff, Vice President & National Practice Lead Tunnels, WSP Americas
Learn more about the Tunneling and Underground Committee and DFI membership at www.dfi.org.
Contact: Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, DFI Director of Technical Activities at (724) 942-4220, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.