Facilities Group in 1993. He has served as a member of the NRC’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, on the board of directors of BioReaction, Inc., and on the board of the Engineering Society of Detroit. Mr. Skiven has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (GMI) and an MS degree from Wayne State University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer.


Raymond L. Sterling is the former director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. The primary goal of TTC is to provide international leadership in trenchless technology activities that enhance construction productivity, environmental improvement, and rehabilitation of the infrastructure. The specific objectives of the center are to conduct basic and applied research for industry and government agencies; assist industries in developing, marketing, and manufacturing new products; promote technology transfer within the industry; establish and disseminate standard guidelines and specifications; monitor proposed regulations that impact the industry; develop contractor, designer, and inspector certification programs; and provide liaison with related trade and professional organizations.



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