October 14 -17, 2019
Golden, Colorado USA
Bonus! Free after-class session.

A continental breakfast is available before class on each day, lunches are provided on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and refreshments are provided at breaks.

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

Planning, Geo, Risk, and Contracting
8:00 Introductions and Course Overview Mike Mooney, Gabe WaltonColorado School of Mines
8:30 Tunnel Project Planning: From Conception through Construction and Operation Amanda Elioff Vice President, WSP
9:10 Contracting Methods and Project Delivery Options Dan AdamsPresident, McMillen Jacobs Associates
9:55 Break
10:10 Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization Red RobinsonSenior Vice President, Shannon & Wilson Inc.
11:00 Risk Management Bob GoodfellowSenior Vice President, Aldea Services Mike DiPonioExecutive VP, Jay Dee Contractors, Inc
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Geotechnical Baseline Reports Randy EssexExecutive Vice President, Mott MacDonald
1:40 Risk Management through Instrumentation and Monitoring Loic GalissonSixense
2:20 Gateway Hudson Tunnels Project Mohammed NasimSenior Director of Engineering, Amtrak
3:00 Break
3:30 Hands-On Labs
5:30 Reception Mines Geology Museum
Hard Rock Tunneling
8:00 Openings and Support in Rock and Soil Seth PollakAssociate, Arup Gabe WaltonAssistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines
9:00 NATM and SEM Vojtech GallPrincipal, Gall Zeidler Consultants Nasri MunfahSenior Vice President, AECOM
10:00 Break
10:15 Shotcrete Advances and State of Practice Enrique FernandezHead of Tunneling, G Gravity Eng.
11:00 SEM Construction in the US: Case studies comparing and contrasting Beacon Hill, Chinatown Station and Bellevue East Link Rohit ShettyArea Manager Atkinson Construction
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Principles of Hard Rock TBM Tunneling Jamal RostamiAssociate Professor, 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 KofoedTunnel Manager, Rondout, Kiewit
3:15 Break
3:30 Hands-On Labs and Workshops
5:30 Reception, including CSM Students CoorsTek Atrium
Soft and Mixed Ground Tunneling
8:00 Principles of Pressure Balance TBM Tunneling Mike MooneyProfessor and Grewcock Chair, Colorado 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 Michael DeutscherLead Tunnel/Geotechnical Engineer, Jacobs
11:15 Large Diameter TBM Tunneling in San Jose, California Mark RamseyHNTB
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Precast Segmental Liner Design and Construction Gary KramerSenior Vice President, Global Tunnel Practice Director, Hatch
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 YanagisawaProject Manager, Salini-Impregilio
3:15 Break
3:30 Hands-On Labs and Workshops
5:30 Adjourn
Safety, Cost Estimating and Owners Forum
8:00 The Top 5 Innovations in Tunneling this Year Mike Mooney Professor and Grewcock Chair, Colorado School of Mines
8:15 Innovations in Safety Design and Delivery Matt SwintonSenior Vice President, Kiewit
8:45 Cost Estimating Mike Roach Chief Estimator, Traylor Bros., Inc.
9:15 California High-Speed Rail — Design Considerations for Tunnel Sections Stephen KleinSenior Engineering Manager, WSP
10:00 Break
10:30 Owners Forum  
The individuals listed to the right will participate in the Owners Forum. Sergio VallesEngineering Program Manager, Southern California Metropolitan Water District
  John YaoSr. Director, Project Engineering, Los Angeles Metro
  Matt PreedyDirector of Construction Management, Sound Transit
  Mohammed NasimSenior Director of Engineering, Amtrak
  Dennis RatcliffeDeputy Director, Engineering and Program Delivery, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
12:00 Adjourn Main Program
  Underground Transportation Infrastructure

All attendees of the Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations course are invited to attend a free bonus session focused on Underground Transportation Infrastructure. The session will be held on Thursday afternoon (October 18, 2018) in the Tunneling course classroom. More information, a list of topics, and an agenda are available as a PDF that can be downloaded. Download...

1:00Underground Transportation Infrastructure program startsTunneling course classroom
5:00Program adjourns 

Be sure to check the appropriate box on your registration form if you want to attend this bonus session!