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Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining

May 23-25, 2016

Course Description

This three-day intensive course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of latest developments in ground improvement and support in underground construction and mining. Topics covered will include:

  • Concept and need for ground improvement
  • Site investigations for assessing ground improvement
  • Specific site investigations for Dewatering/Freezing/Grouting
  • Dewatering techniques in shaft construction
  • Dewatering in tunneling and underground construction
  • Dewatering equipment, setup, and operation
  • Ground freezing techniques for shafts and tunnels
  • Ground freezing equipment and operation
  • Grouting principles and techniques
  • Grouting equipment setup
  • Jet grouting and compaction grouting
  • Permeation and compensation grouting
  • Deep soil mixing techniques and equipment
  • Probe hole drilling and pre-excavation grouting
  • Case histories of ground Dewatering/Freezing/Grouting in shaft, tunnel, cross-passage, chamber construction, and underground mining

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for owners, engineers, contractors, consultants and equipment suppliers involved in the design and implementation of tunneling, mining and heavy civil construction projects.

Course Agenda

A complete agenda for the course, listing all of the specific topics to be presented and identifying the presenters, is available. Learn more...

Course Directors

Dr. Levent Ozdemir, PE., President, Ozdemir Associates and retired professor, Colorado School of Mines

Mr. Timothy Coss, President, Microtunneling, Inc.


The course material will be presented by prominent speakers from underground construction and mining industries and academia.


This course will be taught on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more...

Fees and Registration

Registration for this course is open now. Enrollment is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted in the order received. Full information about fees, options, and payment methods is available.Learn more...

Travel and Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.

Further Technical Information

For more information about the course content, please contact:

Levent Ozdemir, Ph.D., PE
780 Kachina Circle
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303.526.1905 (work) and 303.999.1390 (cell)

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