Nick Chen, P.E., to Manage AECOM’s North America Tunneling Practice

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Nick Chen, P.E., has joined AECOM, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, as vice president and manager of its North America Tunneling practice.

Nick Chen, P.E., has joined AECOM, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, as vice president and manager of its North America Tunneling practice.

Located in Boston, Mass., Chen leads management and support responsibilities for clients located throughout the United States and Canada. Chen, a renowned tunneling specialist with over 30 years experience, is an expert in developing innovative cost saving construction methodologies and a pioneer in applying synthetic fibre reinforced shotcrete as permanent lining of underground facilities including tunnels, shafts and caverns. His specific areas of expertise include the design and construction of hard rock and soft ground tunnels, deep excavation supports, cut-and-cover tunnels and bored tunnels.

“Nick brings signifigant experience in the design and construction of water and transit tunnels and enhances our leadership position in the tunneling market,” says Andy Haubert, P.E., executive vice president of AECOM’s specialty practices group in North America. “He will lead the growth and expansion of our already strong practice by providing technical leadership, business line intregration and pursuit support throughout North America.”

Prior to joining AECOM, Chen served in an executive position with another large engineering consulting firm where he was responsible for winning and delivering underground projects for a team of 200 engineers. Nick is currently a member of the American Concrete Institute Subcommittee for Underground Shotcrete, and an identified tunnel/underground transit safety and security expert for the NI2 Center for Infrastructure Expertise Critical Infrastructure Library.

About AECOM
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and delivers solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM had revenue of $7.3 billion.during the 12 months ended March 31, 2011. http://www.aecom.com

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