Tunnel Business Magazine

JUN 2018

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TUNNELINGONLINE.COM TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // JUNE 2018 Aldea Services Hires Mahdavi Mahdavi Aldea Services LLC announced that Hiv - davi, PhD, PEng, has been ap-pointed as a Senior Tunnel Engineer/Project or the Aldea office in Tor vi brings more than a de- cade of international engineering and tunnel de- sign experience to her new position, with a spe- cial interest in geotechnical design. viw's proven ability to manage, design and deliver transit and utility tunnel projects utilizing best prac- tice methodology for the conditions makes her an invaluable asset to the Aldea team. In fact, one of her most recent projects for the city of Calgary was name AST Project of the year competition in 2015 and winner of the award of excellence in Consulting Engineers of Alberta in the Category of Sustainable Design in 2016. vi's path into the tunneling industry has been unique, and includes analysis of pipe-soil interaction, geotechnical in- vestigation, and design of tunnel and underground excavation. Brierley Associates Welcomes Painter Painter After successfully serving as the Proje - er for Sou onstruction of the Kaneohe Kailua Sewer Tunnel (KKST), an ap- proximately 3-mile long gravity sewer tunnel from the Kaneohe WWPTF to the Kailua Re- gional WWTP, Painter has rejoined Brierley As- sociates. He will be based in Honolulu to serve the firm's island clients and grow the existing infrastructure practice in the Aloha State. Painter has over 43 years of experience, including almost 20 years working with Brierley Associates on various projects, in- cluding as Senior Tunnel Consultant from 2005-2008. In addi- tion to his recent assignment at KKST for the City and County of Honolulu, Painter previously served as General Tunnel Superin- tendent for the H3/Haiku Tunnels on Oahu. Painter's extensive experience with conventional and tunnel b onstruction for wastewater, wa- ter and transportation projects utilizing open (main beam) and shielde systems, brings to Brierley Associates a unique constructability knowledgebase. The new office is located at: 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2700, Honolulu, HI 96813. Phone: (808) 237-2459. Email: dpainter@bri - erleyassociates.com. HNTB Adds Moon, Kasperski Changsoo (Kev on and Artur Kasperski, PE, have joined TB Corp.'s tunnel and underground practice in technical and project leadership positions. Both are based in the firm York City office and work with clients nationwide. Moon on, principal geotechnical and tunnel engi- neer, has 27 years of experience in geotechnical and tunnel engineering services. He has worked on a variety of projects both in the United States and abroad, including mined and cut-and-cover tunnels; caverns; shafts; tunnel boring machine and drill-and-blast hard rock tunnels; sequen- tial excavation metho unnel- ing d in soft ground; earthwork; building and dam foun- dations; retaining systems; earth/rock slope stability; remedial treatment and instrumentation. In addition to his technical capa on has served as project manager on several tunnel projects, most recently pro- viding construction management and preliminary design ser- vices as a resident engineer and task leader, respectively, on ma- jor soft ground tunneling proje . on has authored or co-authored several publications, most rec unneling Application in ough Super-storm San- dy" for the World Tunneling Conference in 2016. He also has research experience a chanics Institute at Colo- rado Scho on earned a master of science in mining and earth systems engineering from Colorado Scho science in geology from Korea University, South Korea. He is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kasperski Kasperski is a senior project engineer who has 18 years of diversified experience in planning, and structural design and analyses. He served as a technical lead and project manager on numer- ous multidisciplinary projects where he was re- sponsible for coordinating and overseeing the design and development of contract documents. His underground design and construction expe- rience includes tunnels, shafts, station caverns, and cut-and- cover structures, excavated using conventional drill & blast method, sequential excavation metho both soft ground and hard rock. TB, Kasperski served another consulting firm. He has been publishe unicipal En- gine esented a - tional Seismic Conference for Bridges and Highways. Kasperski earned a master's degree in civil engineering from Polytechnic University ee in civil engineering fr ofes- sional engineer, registere La. Tech's Behbahani Earns UCA Scholarship Behbahani Louisiana Tech University doctoral engineering student Seyedsaleh "Saleh" Behbahani has re- ceived a scholarship from the Underground Construction Associa The scholarship provides a $5,000 monetary award in addition to covering Behbahani's trav- el to Washington, D.C., for the American Tunneling Conference in June. While there, he will represent Louisiana Tech at networking events and techni- cal sessions. The scholarship was established to promote the study of tun- neling and underground construction and careers in the field. It is awarded to students who demonstrate a desire for and a probability of success in a career in underground construction and tunneling. s Louisiana Tech's Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) manager of the Certification of Training in Ass - ment and the Underground Infrastructure Training Compe- tence Center online training, the coordinator of the TTC Spe- cialty School programs including the Auger Boring School and the Utility Investigation School, Behbahani's experience in the field is well documented. P E O P L E 1 4

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