New Technologies Committee

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:

Scot Fluharty


Scot Fluharty
(Chairman of the Committee)
Mears Group Inc.
Mark Barrows
McConnell Dowell
Managing Director

  Fatih Can
Tekfen Construction & Installation
Vice President

Doug Fabick

  Doug Fabick
PipeLine Machinery

  Brian Laing
President & COO

  Ma Chunqing
China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau
Vice President

  Bill Solomon

Jean-Claude Van de Wiele