Steven Kramer has 38 years of experience in engineering/construction and research and development serving the infrastructure industry.
Steven Kramer, PE, FASCE has 38 years of experience in engineering/construction and research and development serving the infrastructure industry. Kramer currently serves as COWI Senior Vice President where he oversees the operation, growth and development of the tunneling and trenchless practice. He is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the underground and trenchless industry. He was a key figure integral in the development of the trenchless tools and techniques that were created over 25 years ago that continue to be used today.
Kramer’s expertise resulted in leading the design and construction of over 75 underground and trenchless projects around the globe with construction values up to $800 million for municipalities, utilities and transportation authorities in the United States, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and New Zealand.
Many of the projects have won awards such as the 1999 and 2003 Trenchless Projects of the
year. As a recognized authority with specialist expertise in trenchless and tunneling methods, Kramer is frequently called upon to serve as an expert in legal/arbitration cases. He often speaks at industry conferences, has published over 90 technical papers and is the co-author of the book, Introduction to Trenchless Technology. In recognition of his significant accomplishments and contributions to the industry, Kramer was named the recipient of the 2004 Trenchless Technology Person of the Year award, received a 2016 Engineering Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis and elected to the Moles in 2020.
He holds two B.S. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis – Civil Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University. He is also a professional engineer in five states.