Having acquired nearly a decade of experience through academic, research, and industrial exposure in the fields of civil, environmental, and coastal engineering, Olugbenga now works with global leaders in underground infrastructure practices. He focuses on the development and application of new condition assessment methodologies and asset management strategies, as well as the use of tunneling and trenchless methods in underground construction analysis and design.
Olugbenga is familiar with several condition assessment and rehabilitation systems for pressure and gravity pipes. He recently developed an integrated framework for the condition assessment and rehabilitation of large-diameter pipes and a novel pipeline condition assessment, rehabilitation, and costing tool. The framework and tool provide support systems to municipalities and clients so they can prioritize repair and replacement projects, avoid costly and disruptive emergency repairs, and narrow the infrastructure gap by enabling a just-in-time investment strategy.
In addition to authoring papers and presenting research and development findings at conferences, Olugbenga, an Associate Water Asset Manager (AWAM), sits on AWWA Asset Management Committee. He is a member of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology. Olugbenga is equally experienced in sediment transport processes and sediment spatio-temporal dynamics.