Why I Build Beneath

Meet the inspiring professionals who shape the past, present and future of the tunneling and underground construction industry.

EverettLittonWHYIBuildBeneath.jpg Jenn Sketchley
Lead Associate, McMillen Jacobs Associates
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"Working on a construction project or design-build project is fast-paced and turnaround times are tight, but you actually get to see it being built before your eyes!"
EverettLittonWHYIBuildBeneath.jpg Steven Lotti
Project Engineer, Frontier-Kemper Constructors Inc.
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"It’s extremely exciting and fulfilling to work as an engineer on underground projects. These projects are complex to begin with, but when coupled with the logistics of working underground and the pace of the construction make them even more complex and as such rewarding."
EverettLittonWHYIBuildBeneath.jpg Everett Litton, P.E., ENV SP​
Lead Tunnel Engineer, WSP
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"I am extremely grateful for those who helped me along the way and find that giving back by means of mentoring, teaching or hiring an intern or new professional are some of the most enjoyable and rewarding things that I can do."
Jes Barron, PE, PMP, LEED AP BD+C​
Instructor, Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
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"In sharing my excitement for the underground I have found that most people initially think nothing of their basement, the subway they ride on, or the road tunnel they drive through. However, after a few guided questions, the complexity of the process and product has a way of exciting engineers across many disciplines.​"

Erika Moonin
Engineering Project Manager
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"We are a small group, women in tunneling, but a group that is welcoming and eager to spread the word about rewarding careers and great opportunities to all interested!"