Underground engineering specialists, Jacobs Associates, announce the promotion of Rafael Castro to Principal.
Castro has been involved in the underground engineering industry for 20 years on more than a dozen major tunneling projects on both the East and West coasts. His experience includes design, construction management and condition assessment for sewage, water-conveyance and transit tunnels. He served as project manager/resident engineer in charge of construction management on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow Facilities Program Phase I, Providence, R.I.
His design-to-construction background provides experienced-based review of design concepts that reduces risk and exposure to project owners during construction. He has an extensive understanding of ground improvement techniques relevant to soft-ground tunnels and microtunnels. Such techniques include chemical grouting, compaction grouting, jet grouting, compressed air and dewatering. He is currently a project manager as part of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Long-Term Control Plan to manage CSOs to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek.