October 15-18, 2018
Golden, Colorado USA

Check-in is required for all participants on the first day of attendance. A continental breakfast is available before class on each day.

The agenda presented below is preliminary and is subject to change.

Planning, Geo, Risk
8:00 Introductions Mike Mooney, Gabe WaltonColorado School of Mines
8:30 Tunnel Project Planning: From Conception through Construction and Operation Amanda Elioff WSP
9:10 Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization Red RobinsonSenior Vice President, Shannon & Wilson Inc.
10:00 Break
10:15 Risk Management Bob GoodfellowSenior Vice President, Aldea Services Mike DiPonioVice President, Jay Dee Contractors, Inc
11:15 Contracting Methods and Project Delivery Options Dan AdamsPresident, McMillen Jacobs Associates
12:00 Lunch
Risk and Contracting Fundamentals
1:00 Geotechnical Baseline Reports Randy EssexExecutive Vice President, Mott MacDonald
1:40 Risk Management through Instrumentation and Monitoring Loic GallisonSixense
2:20 Gateway Hudson Tunnels Project Mohammed NasimSenior Director of Engineering, Amtrak
3:00 Break
3:30 Hands-On Labs
5:30 Geology Museum Reception
Hard Rock Tunneling
8:00 Openings and Support in Rock and Soil Seth PollakAssociate, Arup Gabe WaltonAssistant Professor of Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
9:00 NATM and SEM Vojtech GallPrincipal, Gall Zeidler Consultants Nasri MunfahSenior Vice President and Director of Global Tunneling, WSP
10:00 Break
10:15 Drill and Blast Tunneling and Roadheader Excavation Speaker(s) to be announced
11:00 Shotcrete Temporary and Permanent Lining Design and Construction Speaker(s) to be announced
11:45 SEM Construction Speaker(s) to be announced
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Principles of Hard Rock TBM Tunneling Jamal RostamiAssociate Professor and Hadden/Alacer Gold Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
1:45 Applications, Design and Performance in Hard Rock TBM Tunneling Dennis OfiaraChief Engineer, The Robbins Company
2:30 Probe-Hole Drilling and Pre-Excavation Grouting for Groundwater Control Niels KoefedTunnel Manager, Rondout, Kiewit
3:15 Break
3:30 Hands-On Labs and Demos
5:30 Reception and Poster Session
Soft and Mixed Ground Tunneling
8:00 Principles of Pressure Balance TBM Tunneling Mike MooneyColorado School of Mines
8:45 Application, Design and Performance of EPB, SPB and Hybrid TBMs Werner BurgerChief Engineer, Herrenknecht AG
9:30 Innovative TBM Tunneling in Hong Kong Bruno CombeDirector of Tunneling, Bouygues Construction
10:15 Break
10:30 Prediction of Tunnel-induced Deformation of Ground, Buildings and Utilities Speaker(s) to be announced
11:15 Large Diameter TBM Tunneling in San Jose, California Speaker(s) to be announced
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Precast Segmental Liner Design and Construction Gary KramerHatch
1:40 Ground Improvement: Dewatering to Ground Freezing to Grouting Paul SchmallSenior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Moretrench Tanner BlackburnChief Engineer, Hayward Baker
2:40 Northeast Boundary Tunnel project Shane YanagisawaImpregilio
3:15 Break
3:30 Hands-On Labs and Demos
5:30 Adjourn
Safety, Cost Estimating and Owners Forum
8:00 The Top 5 Innovations in Tunneling this Year Mike Mooney Colorado School of Mines
8:15 Innovations in Safety Design and Delivery Matt SwintonKiewit
8:45 Cost Estimating Mike Roach Traylor Bros
9:15 California High Speed Rail Speaker(s) to be announced
10:00 Break
10:30 Owners Forum  
Planning and Management Approach for the Bay Delta Tunnels Sergio VallesSouthern California Metropolitan Water District
Factors that Drive the LA Metro Technical Requirements for Underground Construction Speaker(s) to be announced
Achieving Success for All Parties: Balancing Risk and Opportunity through Specifications Matt PreedySound Transit
Contracting Options Mohammed NasimSenior Director of Engineering, Amtrak
12:00 Adjourn