Overview

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The UCA of SME is committed to providing critical industry and technical knowledge, premier educational and professional development opportunities, and information access for tunneling practitioners around the world. To achieve that mission, the UCA of SME hosts the annual George A. Fox Conference where tunneling industry professionals and experts share challenges and strategies for tunneling in populated areas.


The 2018 George Fox Conference theme is Managing Construction of Complex Underground Projects. Industry experts will present innovative and new ideas used in the design and construction of complex projects. The 2018 program will feature the opportunities and challenges associated with financing, P3 construction, procurement, contract packaging and risk assessment/dispute review boards.

Additionally, the following projects will be highlighted; the Panama Canal expansion, Brenner Base tunnel, Elizabeth River, DC Water Anacostia system, Rondout West Branch Tunnel, Amtrak Gateway, and Chesapeake Bay. The popular Tunneling Industry Update and lessons-learned presentations will round out this exciting conference.