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appropriate here, the breadth of topics is illustrated by a few titles: “Whatever Happened to Long-Term Bridge Design?,” “Improving Contracting Methods,” “A Tale of Three Tunnels,” “Alternative Concepts for Undersea Tunnels,” “Earthquake Design for Subways,” and “Underground Structures—Designing for Constructability.” Tom was also coeditor of Tunnel Engineering Handbook, first published in 1982 (Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.), the only comprehensive textbook covering the design and construction of virtually every type of tunnel.

In addition to many publications, his actions to improve the profession of engineering led to his active participation in many professional organizations, including the National Academy of Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Consulting Engineers Council, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers, The Moles (fraternal organization of the U.S. heavy underground construction industry), British Tunneling Society, Structural Engineers Association of California, and the American Railway Engineering Association. He was also a registered professional engineer in 21 states.

Tom’s broad background was recognized by his selection to participate in many special committees such as:

  • Steering Committee and Charter Member, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology, for the report Better Contracting for Underground Construction, 1974
  • Steering Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Conference on Construction Risks and Liability Sharing, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1979
  • Senior advisor to the Underground Technology Research Council for its “Guidelines for Tunnel Lining Design”
  • InternationalAdvisoryCommitteefortheInternational Conference on Cable-Stayed Bridges, Bangkok


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