Don is our global practice lead for tunneling and trenchless technology, and minimizing the impact of construction on existing infrastructure and community residents is what he does best. His experience encompasses more than 50 major projects and 40 miles of installations, representing more than $1 billion in capital improvements. As global practice lead, Don’s primary focus is on the soft side of underground projects: contracts, dispute resolution, means and methods, and alternate project delivery.
Right now, Don is working on a mega-water project for the City of Atlanta that will facilitate a secure and fresh water supply for over 1.2 million people. It’s under immense schedule pressures, but recently Don had the opportunity to look down the starter tunnel of the project and reflect. The raw potential and natural beauty of the site helped Don remember how much he dearly loves bringing lifeline projects to completion that will enhance the quality of life for major population centers.
Passionate about furthering the understanding of how tunneling and trenchless technologies can and should be used, Don is an active member of the board of directors of the North American Society for Trenchless Technologies. He is also an instructor for the annual tunneling and microtunneling short courses presented at the University of Colorado.
New technologies, new tunnel boring machines, and new developments in underground projects are developed on a weekly basis. Don and his team seek out these developments and innovations to ensure that we and our clients are implementing the best underground technologies and methods.