Workshop Panel Session

Updating the Gold Book

At Cutting Edge, we are bringing together the industry's top thought leaders in tunneling.

Your input is needed to help update the ASCE Gold Book (Geotechnical Baseline Reports for Construction: Suggested Guidelines).

Sunday, November 14, 2021 | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Session Chair: Randall Essex, Mott MacDonald

It’s time to update the ASCE Gold Book!

Conference attendees are encouraged to bring thoughts and engage in this vibrant interactive discussion session.

ASCE Gold Book Update Committee Members and Panelists:

Randall Essex, Mott MacDonald (Chairman)
Dan Adams, McMillen Jacobs
Amanda Elioff, WSP
David Hatem, Donovan Hatem
Paul Madsen, Kiewit
James Morrison, STV

Comments received from the Cutting Edge workshop will be incorporated into a draft manuscript currently under development by the Committee.  The draft manuscript will be sent to registrants of a second workshop planned for the morning of January 19, 2022 in NYC, the day following the George Fox Conference.  Publication of the new guidelines document is targeted for Spring 2022.  The Committee looks forward to a spirited exchange of ideas on how we can improve the industry’s guidelines on GBRs.

In preparation for the Gold Book Update Workshop, your responses to the following questions are requested. Your comments will help identify the key items to be addressed during the Workshop, and will contribute to modifications and additions to the Gold Book.

Industry feedback is vital to ensuring that the updated publication continues to be a valuable resource for the tunneling industry for years to come.