David P. Kozman, P.E., F.ASCE, a senior product engineer for HammerHead Trenchless, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Kozman’s contributions to the pipeline industry are well-known. Early in his career, his experience with thermoplastics, soil-structure interaction, flexible and rigid pipe design theory, and specification development led to a transition to the trenchless technology industry, where he has been working in various capacities since 1999. His primary expertise is with close-fit lining systems, specifically cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) utilizing thermosetting resins, for the renewal of gravity-flow sewers, potable and nonpotable water conveyance systems, and industrial pipelines.
He has been involved with many unique and challenging trenchless applications, including the South Clinton Avenue Water Supply Modernization Project in Rochester, New York, which was awarded the Medium-Sized Project of the Year by the New York Section of the American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) in 2014.
Kozman’s professional work history spans more than 25 years, with experience in site civil and pipeline design, hydraulics, manufacturing, soil-structure interaction systems, applications engineering, research and development, technical sales and business development for pipeline products, appurtenances, and trenchless technology construction methods utilized in gravity sewers and pressure pipe-flow systems for the municipal, industrial, and private sectors.
Kozman is universally recognized as a leading expert in trenchless technologies and is an active member of various committees within ASCE, American Water Works Association (AWWA), National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), and ASTM International. He has authored, co-authored and reviewed numerous papers, articles, publications, industry standards, specifications, and manuals of practice (MOP) and frequently presents at national and regional technical conferences.
His current contributions to ASCE include serving as the Secretary of the Task Committee on Design of Flexible Liners for Gravity Pipe, which will be publishing a MOP in 2021, as well as participating in the Lateral Rehabilitation and Cured-In-Place Pipe Design task groups. Since 2014, Kozman has also served as chair of the AWWA Structure Classifications of Pipe Repair Subcommittee, which recently published the committee report Structural Classifications of Pressure Pipe Linings, Suggested Protocol for Product Classification, a consensus document providing detailed definitions, design guidance, testing protocol, and acceptance criteria for Class I-IV lining technologies.
He holds a B.S. in civil/environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.