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      TC On Bedding and Backfill and Trench Shoring Systems

      Purpose: Pipe bedding and backfill and shoring systems vary across the country because of native soil conditions and availability of pipe zone materials. However, the pipe material that is laid in the trench is specific, being steel, PCCP, RCP, PVC, DIP, and HDPE. These pipe materials are manufactured according to published national standards such as, AWWA, ACI, ASTM, etc; while trench conditions and trench zone materials vary by regions of the country. The purpose of this committee is to compile the preferred and economical pipe bedding and backfill materials for the trench conditions according to local pipeline contractor preferences and available native materials as well as the different shoring systems for various regions of the country and prepare a white paper summarizing the findings and recommendations to ASCE TAC committee for further studies or publication of the research findings.

      Committee Members

      Kevin White, P.E., F.ASCE
      Secretary

      K. Sri Rajah, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
      Chair

      Randall C. Hill, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE
      Co-Chair

      Ali Alavinasab
      Member

      Josiah William Beakley, P.E., A.M.ASCE
      Member

      Sulpicio Mamaril De Guzman, Jr, P.E.
      Member

      Michael A Fleury, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Theodore Gassman
      Member

      Matthew A. Gaughan, M.ASCE
      Member

      Christopher William Haeckler, P.E.
      Member

      Shelly Stamler Hattan, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Brent Dale Keil, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Jason Lueke, Ph.D., M.ASCE
      Member

      W Martin McCabe, P.E.,M.ASCE
      Member

      Michael John McGough, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Antonio Miglio, Ph.D.,M.ASCE
      Member

      Richard Ivan Mueller, P.E., F.ASCE
      Member

      Mohammad Najafi, P.E., F.ASCE
      Member

      Souheil N Nasr, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Ranjan Satyamurthy, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

      Walter W Schwarz, P.E., F.ASCE
      Member

      Russell Snow, P.E.,M.ASCE
      Member

      Patrick James White, P.E., M.ASCE
      Member

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