July 26 - 28, 2017
Golden, Colorado USA

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About this course...

Shotcrete Fundamentals and Applications is a comprehensive discussion of all phases of shotcrete: planning, design, implementation, quality assurance, and control. Concepts and tools learned in this course are applicable to underground civil projects and mining development support.

During this course, the basics of cement-based materials and mix design basics that can be used worldwide will be covered. Repair of underground structures and methods to increase long term durability of underground facilities will also be discussed.

An optional Lab and Field Demo Day (separate registration required) will allow participants to gain hands-on experience with shotcrete materials, equipment and testing.

Each course instructor has many years of experience working on projects around the world. They are all active in professional organizations such as the American Concrete Institution (ACI) and American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and participate on committees and contribute to the specifications.

The Course Material will include the Guide to Specifying Underground Shotcrete, Guide to Shotcrete, and Specification for Shotcrete.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for owners, designers, and contractors. Owners will develop an understanding of the use of shotcrete. Designers will gain information necessary to effectively design with shotcrete and the ability to be assured that the placed shotcrete is meeting their design criteria. Finally, contractors will be introduced to tools that will help them assure others that the shotcrete installed is to the design parameters and meets the design needs.

If you need specifications, write specifications, or perform to specifications of Underground Shotcrete, you should attend this course.

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 1.4 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...

Course agenda

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


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Travel and Accommodations

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

Course Director

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 director:

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

Dr. Mike Mooney
Professor and Grewcock Chair in UC&T
Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling
Colorado School of Mines


The course material will be presented by prominent speakers from throughout the shotcrete industry and academia. Learn more...

2016 Sponsors

The Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling at Colorado School of Mines offers a number of short courses for industry professionals. A course list is available.

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