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James H. Anspach, P.G. is a pioneer and a prime developer of the branch of civil engineering called Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE). Jim combined his early career training in water, gas, and UST leakage detection, cathodic protection, and corrosion engineering with the development and use of near-field surface geophysics and non-destructive excavation technology to create the beginnings of SUE. Since 1978 he has been conducting research, training and consulting services to government, academia, lawyers, utility owners, project owners, designers, engineers, and constructors. He also served as the project manager for many high-profile utility mapping and coordination projects throughout the United States as a principal with So-Deep, Inc.


B.S., Geologic Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 1977

Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Courses (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)

Institute Of Gas Technology, 1979.  Gas Distribution Engineer Certificate


Initial Registration: Professional Geologist, Virginia, 1992. 

Additional Professional Geologist Registrations: PA, TN      

Professional AWARDS

2009 Recipient of the FHWA’s Excellence in Utility Relocation and Accommodations Awards Program -Leadership Category

2012 Recipient of the WateriD Award from the Sustainable Water and Infrastructure Management Center (SWIM) of Virginia Tech.