Since our founding, Delve Underground has been at the forefront of providing cost-effective, practical, and innovative engineering solutions for water conveyance. In the past two decades alone, we have successfully delivered design services for more than 150 water tunnels and pipelines. Our expertise extends to various aspects of underground engineering, including pressure tunnel design, tunnel rehabilitation, and pipeline conduit design in a wide range of ground conditions, from soft ground to hard rock.
We recognize the growing significance of water as a limited resource that is essential to society. We remain committed to offering advanced and sustainable solutions for water conveyance projects, capitalizing on our legacy of experience in clean water initiatives. We cater to both raw and recycled water needs, accommodating projects of various scales — from smaller conduits constructed using trenchless methods for major water conveyance pipelines to large-diameter tunnels employing tunnel boring machines. Our extensive experience in tunnel engineering covers the entire spectrum of challenges and a multitude of environments, from densely urbanized sites with space constraints to remote locations and underwater crossings in seismically active regions.
Delve Underground has successfully engineered some of the most challenging and high-profile clean water conveyance tunnel projects. Our expertise in pressure tunnel and segmental lining design, grouting, tunnel boring machine (TBM) and conventional excavation methods, hydrogeology, support of excavation, and final lining design has allowed us to offer solutions to our clients at every step including preliminary planning, detailed design, and support of services during construction.
A key challenge to the widespread use of recycled water is the need for new water conveyance, which may include interregional long-distance pipelines through areas of dense urban development or crossings of environmentally sensitive areas. By leveraging our design and construction expertise in water conveyance, geotechnical engineering, and trenchless technologies, Delve Underground continues to serve clients in planning, design, and construction of recycled water projects in a variety of roles — including designer, construction manager, and owner’s engineer.
Bade Sozer is a principal engineer with a focus on geotechnical engineering and tunnel and underground structure design. She has significant experience as design and project manager of high-profile multidisciplinary water tunnel projects.Contact Bade
David Crouthamel is an experienced principal engineer focused on tunnel, shaft, and excavation design and construction management. He has served as project manager and tunnel design lead for design projects with over half a billion dollars in construction value.Contact David