ITGAUMInterstate Technical Group on Abandoned Underground Mines (United States Department of Transportation)
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Nicholas Priznar, a transportation engineering geologist with the Arizona DOT, describes his experience participating in ITGAUM as "eye opening.
Participating in ITGAUM helps civil engineers become familiar with mining techniques that might have an impact on civil engineering designs.
In addition, ITGAUM agreed to work more closely with other mine-related agencies and companies with experience using the same methods of monitoring, investigation, and remediation.
The TRB subcommittee, ITGAUM, and FHWA jointly are pursuing several initiatives, including evaluating subsurface investigation methods, developing a manual of best practices, and refining modeling techniques for mine collapses.