Expert tunneling engineer and consultant on major projects dies at 83

Harvey W. Parker, a nationally renowned tunneling expert and president of a Seattle-area engineering firm bearing his name, has died. He was 83.


From Washington state to Washington, D.C., Parker will be best remembered by clients and owners of high-profile, high-risk tunneling achievements for his honest advice and help with complex decisions.

Parker, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, made significant civil engineering contributions for more than 55 years. He was chief engineer of a U.S. Navy destroyer, a pioneer in the development of steel fiber shotcrete, and a planner and designer of projects like the Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel

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