Don Del Nero Named WSP Senior Director for Tunnel Engineering

ATLANTA — Don Del Nero has been named vice president and senior director of tunnel engineering at WSP Usa, a main engineering and experienced services consultancy.

In his job at WSP, Del Nero will integrate his abilities and creative imagination into tunnel infrastructure of all styles, when embracing the firm’s transformational method to initiatives and fostering a collaborative and Potential Ready® performing natural environment. 

Primarily based in Atlanta, Del Nero brings additional than 33 yrs of underground engineering practical experience to WSP, like additional than 100 miles of tunneling and trenchless underground task experience.

“We’re energized to have someone of Don’s character and accomplishment on our team to further more our legacy of acquiring the finest people in the market,” mentioned Ian Chaney, national geotechnical and tunneling director at WSP. “Don’s hands-on practical experience, coupled with his enthusiasm, will be a true asset for WSP.”

Prior to his arrival at WSP, Del Nero served as the world tunnel director for an international engineering company. Previously, he was the tunnel practice chief for an intercontinental engineering firm headquartered in Canada.

“I’m enthusiastic to be joining WSP — a organization with in excess of 130 a long time of abundant knowledge finishing historic tunneling initiatives, a name for partaking the collective skills throughout the organization, and empowering undertaking teams to remedy their clients’ worries,” Del Nero claimed. “I embrace the very simple simple fact that my client’s good results is critical to my very own and that is at the main of who WSP is. I have presently occur to know that WSP’s tunneling groups deliver best-benefit, greatest-in-course tasks to fruition.”

In addition to his tunnel engineering, Del Nero is an achieved writer, presenter and instructor with much more than 40 papers and presentations masking some of the tunnel industry’s most intricate problems, this kind of as suggests-and-methods collection and associated accountability supply of mega-jobs tunnel boring machine requirements soil and rock abrasivity and mining in gravel, cobbles and boulders.

In addition, he has participated on a number of tunnel and trenchless market panels and lectures at business forums, which includes the Microtunneling, Breakthroughs in Tunneling, and Possibility Management in Underground Design small programs. He is at the moment included with the field evaluate panel for the Underground Building Association (UCA) Modern society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s how-to guide for implementation of UCA’s Tips for Improved Hazard Administration.

Del Nero formerly served on the North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s (NASTT) Board of Administrators, chairing its 2018 No-Dig Display, and examining several of NASTT’s new installation manuals. He also authored a sub-chapter on means and strategies in the ebook, Trenchless Technologies: Arranging, Machines, and Approaches by Mohammad Najafi.

Del Nero is a graduate of Clarkson University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and Syracuse College with a master’s diploma in geotechnical engineering.

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