About Underground Construction

Underground Construction

Founded in 1945, Underground Construction is the market leader for in-depth coverage of North American construction and rehabilitation infrastructure; including water, sewer, gas distribution, energy pipelines, storm water, telecommunications and electric transmission and distribution. Articles include case studies, equipment reports, market analysis, revealing surveys and substantive editorial coverage of issues and regulations.

Underground Construction is edited for decision makers and provides up-to-date, essential industry information. We maintain a veteran editorial staff that does not shy away from discussing important issues and topics. Underground Construction is committed to remaining the market’s leading publication by continuing our tradition of high editorial standards, the largest BPA-audited circulation and best readership rates. We strive to provide education and information to our readers that they can apply every day to their jobs for better efficiency, productivity and bottom-line results.

Delivering important and relevant data in formats compatible with the way our readers receive and consume information is critical to our editorial and marketing mission. Whether you prefer print, digital, webinars, white papers, direct marketing, newsletters or custom programs, Underground Construction will continue to deliver unmatched quality and critical information to the marketplace.

Underground Construction is part of Gulf Energy Information.
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Ownership and Related Publications and Products

Underground Construction is published by Gulf Energy Information.

Gulf Energy Information provides in-depth insights, technical content and strategic direction to the international energy industry.

Gulf’s market-leading brandsPetroleum EconomistWorld OilPipeline & Gas JournalGas Processing & LNGPipeline News, and Underground Construction—serve their markets with traditional print publications as well as digital media that leverage large audiences.

Moreover, Gulf also provides market intelligence solutions to the international energy industry through the Energy Web Atlas (EWA) and the Construction Boxscore Database.

 

Contact Information:

News or Event PR: UCInfo@UConOnline.com

Editorial Inquiries: Editorial@UConOnline.com

Technical Articles: Editorial@UConOnline.com

Customer Service: Circulation@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 (713)-520-4440

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Meet the Staff

John Royall
President and CEO
• Over 22 years of experience in business-to-business media and events
• Held executive positions at Reed Business Information, PennWell, and Penton Media
• A graduate of the University of Texas

Brian Nessen
Group Publisher    
• Over 25 years of experience in business-to-business media
• Served Oil & Gas, Chemical Processing, and Power Generation markets
• A graduate of Tulsa University

Robert Carpenter 
Editor-in-Chief  
• More than 40 years of newspaper and magazine experience, including 27 years focused on underground infrastructure. Responsible for direction, content and quality of all content.
• Founder of the annual Underground Construction Technology Conference, RehabZone and HDD Round Table
• A graduate of Oklahoma State University

Jeff Awalt
Executive Editor
• Areas of responsibility: Pipelines, natural gas, power and telecommunications
• Former Associated Press energy writer with 30 years of journalism and communications experience
• A graduate of the University of Texas

Jeff Griffin 
Senior Editor
• For 25 years, has written about the underground infrastructure markets for Underground Construction
• Experienced marketer working with contractors, utilities, associations and manufacturers
• A graduate of the University of Oklahoma

Cathy Schmermund
Contributing Editor
• Veteran journalist who has written and edited multiple business magazines and related publications
• Manages special sections and departments for Underground Construction, aids with educational program for UCT, and serves as managing editor for the UESI magazine
• A graduate of Moravian College

Jason Cockerham
Digital Editor
• Areas of responsibility: Web content and newsletter related to midstream oil and gas industry
• More than 10 years of writing experience across the entertainment, opinion, digital, IT, and technology industries.
• A graduate of Texas A&M University