Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Harvey Parker
With over 45 years of experience in the tunneling industry in the US and around the world, Dr. Parker has made significant contributions to signature tunnelling projects through leadership and expertise. He has been involved with many iconic projects. He is a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumni where he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with Minor in Geology. He also holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Harvard University and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn Polytech. He has held adjunct or visiting teaching positions at University of Illinois and Columbia University and is the author or co-author of over 60 publications; often on planning, risk management, and geotechnical investigations. Specific examples include the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle Washington, the largest bored tunnel in the world at the time, the metro system in Los Angeles, and the inception of the metro system in Washington DC. His knowledge has been captured and available to students and the practicing community through chapters in the most recognized textbooks in the industry.