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Cardno utility engineering leader introduced ASCE’s newest technical discipline at Multi-State Engineering Conference

​Cardno’s Jim Anspach, Director of Utility Market & Practice Development, spoke at this year’s Multi-State Engineering Conference in Pensacola, FL, June 5-7. Jim’s talk introduced the newest task discipline in the American Society of Civil Engineers: Utility Engineering. It’s a technical design discipline that can help resolve many project and utility process constraints and priorities.

Jim presented the needs and perspectives of typical stakeholders in a utility project and, using examples, explained how utility engineering can identify and implement utility process improvements during the project’s design phase. He asserted that this will do much to help overcome complex factors that often cause utility project delays. He also discussed the discipline’s important contributions to utility design and constructability reviews.

Jim has 38 years of experience as a project consultant, educator, researcher, and expert witness. He led the development of ASCE’s “Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data.” He has served as Principal-in-Responsible Charge of thousands of utility mapping and coordination projects and the Principal Investigator/Investigator for eight National Academy of Science Research Projects. He holds several awards for Excellence from Federal Highway Administration and the Secretary of Transportation for utility engineering and damage prevention.

You can find more information on the conference website.

For more information contact:

Jim Anspach, PG ret, F-ASCE
Director of Utility Market & Practice Development
Phone: + 1 541-678-2151
james.anspach@cardno.com