UCA Strategic Goals

UCA Strategic Goal One
Become the Primary Resource for Underground Construction Issues and Information Requests.


The UCA Executive Committee is seeking member volunteers to assist with the development of this strategic goal. Participants will work with the UCA Executive Committee and the UCA staff. Particular attention should be given to:

  • Develop UCA media package.
  • Identify a UCA spokesperson; develop protocols for media engagement.
  • Establish an "expert list" for subject matter areas.
  • Identify areas of expertise for all 1,100 UCA members.
  • Maintain and update knowledge base including case histories and historic achievements in underground construction.
  • Sponsor UCA sessions at other industry events.
  • Gain political/owner support and acceptance for underground solutions through outreach, media, and targeted publications.
  • Conduct market research relevant to underground construction.

The committee will consist of a chair, four-to-six-members, UCA staff member and executive committee member liaison.
 


 

UCA Strategic Goal Two
Improve the Image of Underground Construction in the Minds of the Public, Government, Owners and all Key Constituencies

 

The UCA Executive Committee is seeking member volunteers to assist with the development of this strategic goal. Participants will work with the UCA Executive Committee and the UCA staff. Particular attention should be given to:

  • Identify and publish underground construction successes.
  • Address the "why" of underground construction failures.
  • Distribute relevant information to mainstream media, government agencies, environmental communities and regulatory groups.
  • Become proactive with facility planners.
  • Attend other professional association conferences.
  • Identify and publicize innovations in underground construction.

The committee will consist of a chair, four-to-six-members, UCA staff member and executive committee member liaison.
 


UCA Strategic Goal Three
Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Underground Construction Industry

 

The UCA Executive Committee is seeking member volunteers to assist with the development of this strategic goal. Participants will work with the UCA Executive Committee and the UCA staff. Particular attention should be given to:

  • Complete a broad-based industry survey to identify issues and champions.
  • Research, review and comment on codes and regulations that impact underground construction.
  • Identify two-to-three subject areas relevant to underground construction to address in new technical publications. Possible subjects include design, construction, procurement, regulatory areas, e.g. hyperbaric regulations, PPP procurement guidelines, etc.
  • Provide guidelines for education and training of engineers and craft labor.

The committee will consist of a chair, four-to-six-members, UCA staff member and executive committee member liaison.

Contact uca@smenet.org for more information.

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