(Dates to be announced)
Golden, Colorado USA

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About this course...

Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice, and Innovations is an annual short course for industry professionals that provides a comprehensive overview of tunnel planning, design and construction across all applications and all geologies. Through presentations by the tunneling industry's top practicing experts combined with one-of-a-kind hands-on labs and demonstrations, this 3½ day course will provide you with a sound understanding of the state of art and practice in tunneling worldwide.

A unique component of this course will be the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs and demonstrations in state of the art testing and research facilities at Colorado School of Mines. Lab and demonstrations will cover:

  • EPB Soil Conditioning
  • Rock Cutting
  • Abrasity and Wear
  • Shotcrete
  • Grouting
  • Slurry

Who should attend?

This course is intended for industry professionals - owners, designers, contractors, consultants and suppliers involved in the design, planning, and construction of tunnels of all types in all geological conditions. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn and earn CEUs!

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 2.3 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...

Special Date!

With no US tunneling conference in June 2016, don't miss this opportunity to join us this summer in beautiful Golden, Colorado nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains!


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 presenters will include tunnel industry experts from the contracting, design, and supplier communities.

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:

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

Gabriel Walton
Assistant Professor of UC&T and Geological Engineering
Center for Underground Construction & Tunneling
Colorado School of Mines

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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