Frank Pepe has been named director of the U.S. geotechnical and tunneling technical excellence center at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.


“With some of the foremost engineering and construction professionals in the world, we have earned industry-wide distinction as the leading tunneling expert, advancing new techniques and innovations which have solved some of the most complex issues in underground construction,” said Joseph G. Pulicare, president, U.S. Transportation & Infrastructure at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. “Frank is the ideal person to see that this tradition of technical excellence in underground engineering continues well into the future.”

A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff vice president, Mr. Pepe has spent the majority of his 32-year career gaining experience across a full spectrum of underground project delivery, including geotechnical investigations, ground improvement, tunnel design, foundation design, underpinning, and complex subsurface work. He has worked on many of the firm’s signature assignments, across a wide array of structures, tunnels, buildings, bridges, highways, rail structures, water, and power projects throughout the United States and abroad. Some of his noteworthy projects include Second Avenue Subway, 63rd Street Tunnel, George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and the Norfolk International Terminal expansion.

Mr. Pepe received M.S. and B.S. degrees in civil engineering from Syracuse University. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Minnesota, Michigan, and New Jersey. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Testing and Materials.

For more than a century, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been a leader in tunneling and underground construction, with projects from San Francisco to Stockholm. The firm has participated in the design and construction of some of the longest, largest, deepest, and most complicated tunnels in the world, including tunnels built in hard rock, soft ground or mixed-face conditions, and using mining, boring, jacking, cut-and-cover, and immersed tunnel technology. Current and recent projects include San Francisco’s Central Subway; the Port Miami Tunnel; the Marmaray and Eurasia tunnels in Istanbul; the Second Midtown Tunnel in Virginia; and the No. 7 Subway Line Extension, Second Avenue Subway, and East Side Access projects in New York City. Other projects in the firm’s history include the original New York City subway; the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel; the Hampton-Roads bridge-tunnels; the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trans-bay tube; and Baltimore’s Fort McHenry Tunnel.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.