May 1-5, 2017
Golden, Colorado USA

About this course...

Underground Grouting and Ground Improvement is a five-day course that covers grouting and ground modification used for underground construction, tunneling and mining projects. It includes topics in engineering, equipment, materials and methods for grouting and ground modifications used on various types of underground projects. The course consists of classroom presentations by internationally recognized experts, a day of off-campus field demonstrations, as well as some on-campus laboratory demonstrations and testing of grouts and grouting methods.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Grouting Methods (Jet, Compaction, Fracture, Permeation, Consolidation, Backfill and Contract)
  • Ground Freezing for Shafts, Tunnels and Cross Passageways
  • Construction Dewatering systems

Who should attend?

This course is intended for industry professionals - owners, designers, contractors, consultants and suppliers involved in the design, planning, and construction of underground, tunneling and mining projects. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn and earn CEUs!

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 3.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to participants who complete this course.


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


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.

Course Directors

The course is organized by the Colorado School of Mines Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling. For further information about the course content, please contact the course directors:

Dr. Ray Henn
Adjunct Professor of UC&T and Mining Engineering
Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling
Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Reza Hedayat
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for Underground Construction and Tunneling
Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 303.273.3401

Course Program and Presenters

Classroom presentations will be given by internationally recognized experts in ground modification. The course program is available. Learn more...

Steering Committee

Tanner Blackburn, Hayward Baker
David Crouthamel, McMillen Jacobs Associates
Chris Gause, Normet Americas
Brad Grothen, The Robbins Company
Frank Pepe, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Paul Schmall, Moretrench American Corp.
Tom Szynakiewicz, GeoStabilization Int'l.
Bill Warfield, Independent Consultant

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Sponsors for 2017 program... Thank you!

Thank you to our in-kind short course partners: