COWI purchases select US Tunnel Resources of ILF Consultants, Inc.


COWI in North America is pleased to welcome the addition of tunnel professionals from the US operating company of ILF Consultants, Inc.  

The addition of the key staff to our North American operation continues to strengthen COWI's tunnel expertise. Currently, COWI has one of the largest tunnel engineering groups in the world with approximately 500 tunnel engineers. Our new additions to the team bring complementary skills in tunnel and bridge; and design with noteworthy experience on several projects in California. Current projects include preliminary engineering design for the California High Speed Rail Authority for the section between Bakersfield and Palmdale.

Among the new staff members, we welcome two highly respected tunnel professionals, Jim Morrison, PE and Zuzana Skovajsova, PE.

Jim Morrison will join COWI as a Vice President. Jim is a well-recognised manager and engineer with extensive experience delivering successful tunnel design and construction projects across North America. He has over 36 years of engineering expertise and has worked both in consulting engineering and as Engineering Service Manager for Kiewit.  His career has covered a broad spectrum of large and complex projects including tunnels, bridges, dams, hydroelectric generating plants, highways, deep excavations, transportation, water/sewer systems, and environmental management.

Zuzana Skovajsova will join COWI as Chief Tunnel Specialist. Zuzana is a leader in the design of Tunnels and Underground Structures, and has extensive knowledge of the application of sequential excavation and ground support systems, as well as geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. She is actively involved in multiple design project from conceptual/preliminary engineering to detailed/final design phases of major tunneling projects, both in soft ground and hard rock.

Steven Kramer, Senior Vice President, comments: "These additions to the COWI team are a sign of the continued success and development of COWI's Tunnel business in North America and worldwide. With their experience working on a variety of tunnel projects across the country they add engineering strength and invaluable knowledge and expertise to our group.

Welcome to the team!


COWI & ILF will continue to look for opportunities to collaborate going forward in the area of fire-life safety in North America and will take advantage of the shared experience provided by this purchase. 

COWI in North America is a leading bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group built on over 85 years of international experience. With 9 offices across the US and Canada, we provide our clients with innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex engineering challenges worldwide.

ILF will continue its operations in North America in the areas of oil & gas and transportation & structures.

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Steven Kramer
Senior Project Director
Operations, East Inc, United States

Tel: +1 973 379 6699