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:


Fatih Can
(Committee Chair)
Tekfen Construction & Installation
Vice President




Giacomo Bonfanti
Grupo Desarrollo Infraestructura
Commercial Director

   Doug Evans
Gulf Interstate Engineering        

Bill Solomon


Bill Solomon



Albert Zakhem
Zakhem Contruction Ltd
Managing Director