Thomas Richardson, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp. as tunnel construction manager. Richardson has more than 30 years of experience in program management, design and construction management of geotechnical, tunneling and underground engineering projects, transit systems, water and sewage systems, airports and bridges.
He will be based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and serve clients nationwide. Richardson’s first project for HNTB will be working on the second Midtown Tunnel project in Norfolk, Va.
“As we are winning new underground projects, Tom’s experience and technical skills are great assets to the growing HNTB’s tunnel and underground practice,” said Nasri Munfah, HNTB chair tunnel services.
Richardson has extensive experience in hard rock and soft ground tunneling, tunnel boring machines, the New Austrian Tunneling Method, micro-tunneling and open-cut construction. He also is an experienced geotechnical engineer and an environmental engineer and has managed large projects for the Department of Defense. He is registered in 10 states and has published numerous articles and papers.
Previous projects include serving as: construction manager for the trans-Ko’olau tunnels of Interstate H-3 in Hawaii; construction manager of the Pedestrian Walkback Tunnel at Washington Dulles International Airport, which included a NATM tunnel that was constructed with low cover under an active taxiway; design manager and senior tunnel and geotechnical engineer for the design of automatic people mover, pedestrian, baggage and utility tunnels at Dulles Airport; and the design of Blue Plains water tunnel in Washington, D.C.
Richardson graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and attended Georgia Institute of Technology to earn a master of science in civil engineering. He’s a member of several national associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, North American Society for Trenchless Technology, and the American Institute of Mining Engineers.