Events & Meetings

Virtual April 2021 Section Event

Microtunnel Application for Utility Construction

Speaker: Dennis Funk, Gannett Fleming

Microtunneling is a useful but less common trenchless alternative for large pipeline construction to avoid impacts to sensitive environmental areas, waterways, highways, and utility dense areas, addressing concerns of permitting agencies and project stakeholders. The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of microtunneling capabilities and equipment, and to review design considerations and requirements to assess the applicability of microtunneling for pipeline construction. The presentation will provide detailed information on microtunneling from the recently completed Broad Creek Augmentation Project that included 5 miles of pipeline installation with eight microtunnel drives of 60 and 66-inch diameter.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021



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Please Register by Monday, April 12 at 1pm

About the Speaker, Dennis Funk

Mr. Funk is an associate at Gannett Fleming with over 30 years of experience in municipal infrastructure engineering and management including pipeline design, evaluating and designing water and wastewater facilities, performing system evaluations and master planning, hydraulic modeling, and providing construction phase services. He has a BSCE degree from West Virginia University, and a BA in Biology/Chemistry.

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