Soils & Materials Committee


This committee supports the Infrastructure & Asset Management Council. It is a centre of expertise within TAC and a national forum for information exchange and problem solving related to soils and materials information and technology. Its broad goals include:

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

The Committee meets in person twice a year, and by teleconference as needed. Meetings are open to all employees of TAC member organizations, individual TAC members, and others at the discretion of the Chair. For more information on the Committee, see its Terms of Reference or contact Craig Stackpole.

Members and Executive

All TAC member organizations can appoint one or more members on this Committee. The current members of the Executive are:

  • Chair - Sina Varamini, Crumb Rubber Manufacturers
  • Vice-Chair - Amma Wakefield, Asphalt Institute
  • Secretary - Vipin Sharma, Tetra Tech Canada
  • Past Chair - Bryan Palsat, Tetra Tech Canada


RAP Working Group

  • Chair - Bryan Palsat, Tetra Tech Canada


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