UCA George Fox Conference

New York City, NY

8:00 AM + MST

About the George A. Fox Conference

UCA, a division of SME holds this annual conference in recognition of George A. Fox's accomplishments in tunneling and underground construction and to help today's industry professionals learn from their peers about the challenges and the strategies for tunneling in populated areas.

During his more than 50-year career, Mr. Fox played lead roles in the planning, design, and management of 70 major public works projects valued in excess of $61 billion. While millions of New York City’s residents have benefited from his projects, few have ever seen Mr. Fox’s work, which mainly consists of elaborate underground tunneling.

His crowning achievement was his engineering and construction work for New York City’s Third Water Tunnel – the largest capital construction project in the City’s history and the largest tunneling project in North America. Widely hailed as a modern engineering marvel when the first stage was opened in 1998, construction of the 60-mile water tunnels some 600 feet below New York City began in 1970. Completion is expected in 2020.

Mr. Fox also earned praise as an educator. He was a former Chairman of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he graduated in 1940. For more than a decade, he taught a course for seniors there that focused on the realities of being a civil engineer. In 1996, The Cooper Union honored him with its first “Builder of the City Award” for lifetime contributions to the construction of New York City’s infrastructure.



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Save the Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | New York City, NY

History of Excellence - The George A. Fox program is celebrating 20 years, providing the tunneling industry with a one-day conference that focuses on the issues affecting one of the nation's largest tunneling sectors - urban tunneling. The technical content and networking opportunities make this year’s event one you don’t want to miss.

Real Value. Measurable ROI - Attending the George A. Fox conference provides you with the opportunity to take away valuable ideas and insight that can be put into practice at your organization.
Refresh & Recharge - Take some time to break away from the daily routine and surround yourself with thought provoking speakers and a one-day program that will have you thinking outside the box.
Exclusive Access - Gain exclusive access to the brightest minds in the tunneling industry. Our impressive lineup of speakers will inspire you.
Growth and Success - Help ensure the future growth and success of your career and organization by attending the “can’t miss” tunneling event of the year.
A-List Speakers - Chosen for their connection to the regional industry, insight and ability to connect with our audience through regional specific topics, our speakers are sure to expand your horizons and provide insight and knowledge that you can use in your day-to-day operations.
Highly Focused Program - By keeping the program focused, we can bring together greater developmental opportunities and keep your learning experience dedicated only to the issues that matter most.

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New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

A Midtown retreat in the heart of Manhattan
Stay in the heart of the city that never sleeps at our hotel opposite the Museum of Modern Art, five blocks from Central Park and two blocks from Radio City Music Hall. We have a concept restaurant focusing on seasonal ingredients, while our Executive Lounge offers an escape from the rush of the city.


Contact us:

12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
Tel: 303.948.4200 or 1.800.763.3132 (US Only)
Email: cs@smenet.org

View the full conference website at georgefoxconference.com.

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