Innovation Committee

The Innovation Committee is the focal point to explore, develop and deliver new ideas, technologies, equipment and processes that add value to the pipeline industry. It provides a forum, leadership and guidance to foster these innovations and inform the IPLOCA membership about the current technology and trends affecting the pipeline industry.

Two Novel Construction Initiative meetings are held each year, offering a platform to stimulate innovation in the technology and processes required for the execution of onshore pipeline projects by engaging all contributors to the pipeline construction supply chain. 

IPLOCA's involvement in research through its relationship with the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) brought about the Mitigative Strategics Report for Lowering-in Stresses and the best practices report on Pipeline Route Selection.

The leadership of the Committee is as follows:

Bill Soloman
(Committee Chair)



Jacquelin de la Porte des Vaux
Executive Vice President
Najib Khoury
Advisor to the President
Doug Bailey
Global Pipeline Manager


Tim Zboya
Bechtel, Oil, Gas & Chemicals
Regional Pipeline Manager





Fatih Can
Tekfen Engineering