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Underground Lunch & Learn
February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree, Lunch Provided
JUDGEMENT AND COMMON SENSE IN UNDERGROUND ENGINEERING
Dr. Ralph Peck once famously asked, “Where Has All the Judgement Gone?” In an era of instant gratification, “big data” and high-powered software, this question has never been more pertinent. Mr. Vitale will present several examples witnessed over his career where a little judgement or common sense would have gone a long way. Some of these stories may amuse you; others may horrify you, but all will leave you shaking your head – and happy it wasn’t you…
Mr. Vitale is a Senior Vice President with Mott MacDonald and serves as their North American Tunnel Practice Leader. He has more than 34 years of extensive worldwide experience in all aspects of the underground industry. Mr. Vitale is active on many technical committees and organizations including the executive board of the UCA of SME. He is also a frequent author/presenter at national tunnel conferences and most recently authored Chapter 7, “Wastewater Tunnels” in The History of Tunneling in the United States.