Don Del Nero, PE, CDT, has joined Stantec as the Tunnels and Trenchless Practice Leader. In this role, Del Nero will lead North America-wide programs related to developing underground infrastructure that supports water conveyance and transportation facilities. He is based in Atlanta.
Del Nero’s engineering and construction management experience encompasses more than 50 major projects and 40 miles of tunnel and trenchless installations representing more than $1 billion in capital improvements. He is a recognized leader in the underground industry and has designed and led projects involving tunnel and trenchless technologies for sanitary sewers, storm sewers, raw water lines, finished water lines, recycled water lines, storm sewer overflow (SSO) and combined sewer overflow (CSO) tunnels, highway tunnels, pedestrian tunnels, and large diameter piping in sensitive areas.
Del Nero’s experience includes design for tunneling in a wide array of challenging ground and groundwater conditions across the United States and Canada, including the cities of Atlanta, Cincinnati, Tampa, Denver, Vancouver, San Francisco and Toronto.
A registered professional engineer and certified contract documents technologist, Del Nero has lectured and published widely on the topics of design, construction, and risk management associated with tunneling and trenchless technology. He is a member of the board of directors of the North American Society for Trenchless Technologies (NASTT) and a NASTT course instructor. At the Colorado School of Mines, Del Nero is an instructor for Microtunneling and Tunneling courses.