October 15-18, 2018
Golden, Colorado USA

The information presented below applied to the 2017 session. Updated information for 2018 will be available soon.

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
8:00Overview of the Course and the Global Tunneling SceneMike MooneyProfessor and Grewcock Chair of Underground Construction and Tunneling, Colorado School of Mines
8:45Tunnel Project Planning: From Conception through Construction and OperationGordon ClarkVice President and Director for Tunnels and Complex Underground Structures, HNTB
10:00Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization including GDRsRed RobinsonSenior Vice President, Shannon & Wilson Inc.
11:00Risk ManagementBob GoodfellowSenior Vice President, Aldea Services Mike DiPonioVice President, Jay Dee Contractors, Inc
Risk and Contracting Fundamentals
1:00Contracting Methods and Project Delivery OptionsDan AdamsPresident, McMillen Jacobs Associates
1:45Geotechnical Baseline ReportsRandy EssexExecutive Vice President, Mott MacDonald
2:30Risk Management through Instrumentation and MonitoringAllen MarrCEO, Geocomp
3:30Hands-On Labs
5:30Geology Museum Reception
Hard Rock Tunneling
8:00Openings and Support in Rock and SoilSeth PollakAssociate, Arup Gabe WaltonAssistant Professor of Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
9:00NATM and SEMVojtech GallPrincipal, Gall Zeidler Consultants Nasri MunfahSenior Vice President and Director of Global Tunneling, WSP
10:15Conventional Excavation: Drill and Blast and RoadheadersMatt KendallProject Manager, Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.
11:00Shotcrete Temporary and Permanent Lining Design and ConstructionWolfgang AldrianDirector of Corporate Business Development, BASF Corporation Hyuk-il JungAssociate and UKMEA Tunnel Skills Network Leader, Arup
11:45Building Stations from Pilot Tunnels: Innovation from Crossrail LondonJuergen LaubbichlerManaging Director, Dr. Sauer & Partners
1:00Principles of Hard Rock TBM TunnelingJamal RostamiAssociate Professor and Hadden/Alacer Gold Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
1:45Innovations and Trends in Hard Rock TBM TunnelingDennis OfiaraChief Engineer, The Robbins Company
2:30Probe-Hole Drilling and Pre-Excavation Grouting for Groundwater ControlNiels KoefedTunnel Manager, Rondout, Kiewit
3:30Hands-On Labs and Demos
5:30Reception and Mines Research Poster Session
Soft and Mixed Ground Tunneling
8:00Principles of Pressurized Face TBM Tunneling: EPB, Slurry and HybridMike MooneyColorado School of Mines
8:45Application, Design and Performance of EPB, SPB and Hybrid TBMsWerner BurgerChief Engineer, Herrenknecht AG
9:30Innovative TBM Tunneling in Hong Kong: From Small TBMs for Cross Passage Construction to the 17.6m Largest Mixshield TBM in the WorldBruno CombeDirector of Tunneling, Bouygues Construction Roger StorryTechnical and Risk Manager, Dragages Hong Kong Limited
10:30Learning from DataSpeaker(s) to be announced
11:00Prediction of Tunnel-Induced Deformation of Ground, Buildings and UtilitiesVerya NasriChief Tunnel Engineer and Vice President, AECOM
11:30SR99: Lessons from the Largest EPB TBM Tunnel in the WorldChris DixonProject Manager, Seattle Tunnel Partners Juan Luis MagroConstruction Manager, Dragados USA and Seattle Tunnel Partners
1:00Precast Segmental Liner Design and ConstructionAnthony HardingRegional Practice Leader, Tunnels and Earth Engineering, CH2M
1:45Ground Improvement: Dewatering to Ground Freezing to GroutingPaul SchmallSenior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Moretrench Tanner BlackburnChief Engineer, Hayward Baker
2:45Regional Connector: TBM Tunneling, Deformation Control, Cross Passages and the CavernEren KusdoganTunnel Engineer, Traylor Bros., Inc.
3:30Hands-On Labs and Demos
Project Delivery
8:00Safety Design and DeliveryBlake HladikDistrict Safety Manager, Kiewit
8:45Construction ManagementGreg ColzaniTunnel Construction Management Leader, Jacobs
9:30Cost EstimatingSpeaker(s) to be announced
10:15Owners Panel: Specifications, Risk Sharing and the Future of Procurement
Planning and Management Approach for the Bay Delta TunnelsJohn BednarskiSouthern California Metropolitan Water District
Factors that Drive the LA Metro Technical Requirements for Underground ConstructionMatthew CrowLos Angeles Metro
Achieving Success for All Parties: Balancing Risk and Opportunity through SpecificationsMatt PreedyWsDOT (formerly) and Sound Transit