Future of Trenchless

March 1, 2019 Keivan Rafie

Stantec’s Keivan Rafie recently hosted a roundtable discussion about the future of trenchless in Trenchless Technology Canada Magazine


To keep up with ever increasing demand, the trenchless industry needs to make sure that a steady flow of new workers continues to enter the market. Currently, many engineering firms and contractors are dealing with the challenge of finding and keeping qualified staff. And employers are competing for operators even if they must reach out to other fields of construction. Many younger individuals who start their career in the tunnelling and trenchless industry are more competent in technology and software, but often have less site experience, which needs to be addressed. Recently, I had a chance to connect to some experts in the trenchless industry to get discuss the future of trenchless, new technologies, and other topics.

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About the Author

Keivan Rafie

Keivan Rafie’s engineering expertise is in tunneling, mining, and ground-improvement projects. For the last 15 years, he’s worked across the globe in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North America. Keivan’s knowledge and experience go deep with tunneling methods, such as drill and blast, NATM, and TBM, and he is involved in all stages from design to manufacturing and construction.

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