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September 19-22, 2016

Course Description

This three and one-half day intensive course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of latest developments in tunnel design and construction. Topics covered will include:

  • Site investigations
  • Geotechnical data and baseline reports
  • Risk assessment
  • Tunnel and ground support design
  • Selection of excavation method
  • Planning of mega-tunneling projects
  • Contracting methods
  • Design for difficult ground
  • Dewatering and ground freezing
  • NATM design and construction
  • Drill and blast tunneling
  • Roadheader tunneling
  • Hard rock TBMs
  • EPB machines
  • Slurry and hybrid TBMs
  • Tunneling in bouldery ground
  • Hyperbaric interventions
  • Quality and process control
  • Segmental concrete liners
  • Final tunnel linings
  • Tunneling in difficult ground
  • Very large diameter tunnels
  • Shaft and portal construction
  • Construction grouting techniques
  • Ground support design and applications
  • Tunnel costing and scheduling
  • Construction management
  • Dispute and claims resolution
  • Construction safety
  • TBM applications in Mining
  • EPB and Slurry TBM applications
  • Case histories of TBM projects

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for owners, engineers, contractors, equipment manufacturers and consultants involved in the design and construction of tunnels and underground structures.

Course Directors

Dr. Levent Ozdemir, PE., President, Ozdemir Engineering Inc. and Retired Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Mr. Timothy Coss, President, Microtunneling, Inc.


The course material will be presented by prominent national and international speakers from the tunneling industry.


A complete agenda, with presentation titles and presenters, is available.
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The courses 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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