Has led tunnel design teams for metro systems, roadways and toll roads, water and wastewater conveyance, and hydroelectric and pumped water storage
OAKLAND, Calif. (June 19, 2023) – HNTB announced today that Luis Piek, PE, has joined its national tunnel practice as principal tunnel engineer. In this new role, Piek will focus on expanding HNTB’s tunneling business in the West, and nationally, as one of the key technical resources to the firm’s transportation and infrastructure clients across the U.S.
Piek is based in HNTB’s Oakland office and brings more than two decades of experience. He has led tunnel design teams for metro systems, roadways and toll roads, water and wastewater conveyance, and hydroelectric and pumped water storage. He has worked extensively on various project delivery methods, including progressive design-build, traditional design-build and design-bid-build projects.
“Luis is a leader in our field and brings extensive experience working on a variety of tunnels worldwide,” said Sanja Zlatanic, PE, HNTB chair national tunnel practice, senior vice president and HNTB Fellow. “His understanding of contractor means and methods, and technical acumen in structural and geotechnical engineering are well suited to today’s most challenging tunnel and underground projects.”
Prior to joining HNTB, Piek was an associate principal and senior tunnel engineer for another consulting company. He has professional memberships in the International Tunnelling Association, Society of Mining Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers.
Piek received his master’s in tunnel boring machines from Politechnico di Torino (Italy), and master’s and bachelor’s in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He is a registered Professional Engineer in five states. He has presented at numerous conferences and authored numerous articles for professional journals.