Soils and Materials Committee

This committee supports the Infrastructure & Asset Management Council. It is a centre of expertise within TAC and a national forum for sharing information and addressing challenges related to soils and materials information and technology.

Its goals include:

  • Identifying research needs in the area of soils and materials used in transportation infrastructure
  • Developing and promoting guidance on the design and engineering of foundations and all materials used in transportation infrastructure, with a focus on factors that influence their performance, durability and economy

Getting Involved

Committee membership is open to interested employees of TAC member organizations and individual members of TAC.

The Committee meets during TAC’s Spring and Fall Technical Meetings and at other times as needed. Employees of TAC member organizations and individual TAC members may attend; others may attend if invited by the Chair.


Sina Varamini

Crumb Rubber Manufacturers

Amma Wakefield

Asphalt Institute

Vipin Sharma

Tetra Tech Canada

Past Chair
Bryan Palsat

Tetra Tech Canada


Recycled Asphalt Pavement Working Group
Bryan Palsat

Tetra Tech Canada