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DFI Announces Robert Stier as New Co-chair of Tunneling and Underground Committee

Parul Dubey on October 28, 2021 - in News, People

Hawthorne, N.J.: Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Robert Stier of Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring is the new co-chair of DFI’s Tunneling and Underground Committee. He joins co-chair, Jim Morrison, P.E., P.Eng., COWI, and takes over for outgoing co-chair David Klug, David R. Klug & Associate.

Stier oversees the Eastern region for Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring (DTDS), a leader in the specialty geotechnical construction industry that performs tunneling operations throughout the U.S.  He has over 35 years of tunneling and underground experience. Since joining DTDS in 2018, Stier has helped procure tunnel projects on both the West Coast and Eastern U.S. and has procured and managed the company’s first foundation projects in the Eastern region. Under his guidance DTDS procured its largest GC design-build contract for National Parks Service, and he is currently managing the project.

Stier earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University (Kennesaw State) in Marietta, Georgia.

The DFI Tunneling and Underground Committee focuses on identifying and advancing new methods and technologies for design, construction, inspection, maintenance and operation of tunnels and underground systems as well as liaising with deep foundations technologies for ancillary underground structures. (add period)

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI): DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.

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