Jeffrey J. Boschert, P.E., F.ASCE, president of the National Clay Pipe Institute, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
The National Clay Pipe Institute, headquartered in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, is a non-for-profit technical resource for design, installation, and operation of VCP gravity sewer systems.
As NCPI’s president, Boschert manages and leads the organization with a special focus on their research and educational outreach. In the 10 years since he stepped into that role, he has significantly grown the impact of the Institute’s education and training workshops. Boschert joined NCPI from Missouri DOT in 2004 to serve as the leader of NCPI’s trenchless initiatives and has become a leading expert in the field of pilot tube guided boring. He consults with design engineers, utility contractors, and municipalities on both conventional open-cut installation methods and trenchless technology options for pipeline installations.
Boschert is past president of the Midwest Society for Trenchless Technology (MSTT) and was one of the principal authors of the ASCE / Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Manual of Practice on Pilot Tube and Other Guided Boring Methods (MOP No. 133). He is the current chairman of the ASCE/UESI Pipelines Division Executive Committee (ExCom). He is also the current ExCom liaison and past chairman of the UESI Pipelines Division Technical Committee–Trenchless Installation of Pipelines (TIPs). Boschert served as conference chairman of the UESI Pipelines 2022 Conference, held in Indianapolis in August.
Under his leadership, NCPI has completed comprehensive updates of the Vitrified Clay Pipe Engineering Manual, the Vitrified Clay Pipe Installation & Inspection Handbook, and the Analyzing CCTV Inspection of Vitrified Clay Pipe Handbook. In 2020 NCPI introduced the VCP Operations & Maintenance Handbook, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive manual for cleaning and maintaining a sanitary sewer collection system.
Boschert holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.