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DFI announces new Tunneling and Underground Systems committee

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
September 2018

DFI has announced the formation of the Tunneling and Underground Systems committee. The committee is focused on identifying and facilitating the advancement of new methods and technologies for design, construction, inspection, maintenance and operation of tunnels and underground systems. Technical focus areas include conventional and mechanized excavation methods, design practices for tunnel liners, the use of new materials in construction, waterproofing and water control systems, contracting methods and the allocation of risk and construction practices.

The committee plans to foster technology transfer among the owners, stakeholders, designers, contractors and material suppliers involved in the use and construction of tunnels and underground structures; foster collaboration with the academic community, equipment suppliers and major tunnel contractors and owners to address research needs and knowledge gaps; and to promote the education and training of graduate and undergraduate students to develop emerging industry leaders in this field of practice.

The Tunneling and Underground Systems committee is being co-chaired by James Morrision, P.E., a vice president of COWI, and David R. Klug, president of David R. Klug and Associates, Inc.

To learn more about the Tunneling and Underground Systems committee visit: www.dfi.org/communities/tunneling-underground/. 🍁

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