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Underground Lunch & Learn: Extreme Engineering
October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
This week’s topic is Extreme Engineering Part II: The Rondout Bypass Tunnel. Matt Swinton, Kiewit, returns to update us on the Rondout Bypass Tunnel Project. Last year, we learned about the design and planning of certain facets of this project which are now built. Join us for a thorough update on progress and an assessment of what comes next.
Berthoud Hall 243
Matt Swinton is a senior vice president of Kiewit Infrastructure Co., part of Kiewit Corporation. He serves as district manager for Kiewit’s nationwide underground tunneling and foundations contracting operations. Matt is responsible for the overall planning and direction of construction, engineering, estimating, bidding and administration of all work for the Underground District.
Matt joined Kiewit in 1999 after receiving his bachelor of science degrees in mining engineering and geological engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He began his career in Kiewit’s operations as an engineering-estimator with the Underground District in Omaha. He was the project engineer on the $112 million Chattahoochee Tunnel project in Atlanta, Georgia; job superintendent on the Cape Creek Tunnel project in Oregon; job superintendent on the DFW J1A Tunnel in Texas; and project manager on the Marathon Cavern in West Virginia. From 2009 to 2014, he served as sponsor for projects such as the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector in Indianapolis; the Euclid Creek Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Kemano Backup Tunnel in British Columbia. Matt was promoted to senior vice president in 2014.