July 31-August 3, 2023
Golden, Colorado USA

2023 Course Agenda

Grouting and Ground Improvement Course Agenda 2023


Monday, July 31, 2023

8:00-8:30 Welcome and Introduction Reza Hedayat
Bill Warfield
Colorado School of Mines
8:30-9:15 Geotechnical Site Investigations for Grouting and Ground Improvement Becky Brock Brock Geo-Consulting
9:15-10:00 Overview of Grouting Methods Dennis Boehm Keller
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Overview of Ground Improvement Marty Taube Menard
11:00-11:45 Permeation Grouting in soil Brad Crenshaw Goettle
11:45-12:45 Lunch Green Center – Friedhoff Hall
12:45-1:30 Permeation Grouting Case Histories/Applications (soil and rock) Doug Nolan Nicholson
1:30-2:15 Grouting and Ground Improvement- Carbon Footprint Gerald Verbeek Allnamics
2:15-2:45 Drilling and Grouting Equipment Bill Warfield Independent Consultant
2:45-3:15 Innovations in on-board Instrumentation for Equipment Jewels Stover Bauer
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Practical Aspects of Grouting with Cost Discussions Jeff Hammer
Grant Millener
4:00-4:30 Cements and Admixtures Jim Lindsay Master Builders Solutions
4:40-6:10 Lab Demo: Grout Rheology Brian Jeppsen US Grout
Lab Demo-Two Component/Annulus Backfill Grouting Phil Antunes Simem Underground Solutions
6:15-8:00 Reception  Colorado School of Mines – Geology Museum
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
8:00-8:45 Jet Grouting Methods Lucian Spiteri Keller
8:45-9:15 Jet Grouting and Field Scale Trials Lorenzo Faedi Treviicos
9:15-9:45 Compensation Grouting Theory Dennis Boehm Keller
9:45-10:15 Compensation Grouting Case Histories/Applications Jose Torres Nicholson Constrution
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Theory and Application of Compaction Grouting Phillip Gallet Keller
11:00-11:30 Compaction Grouting Case Histories/Applications Nick Aro
Ty Jahn
Condon-Johnson & Associates
11:30-12:30 Lunch Green Center – Friedhoff Hall
12:30-1:15 Grouting for Mine Development Matthew Swanson Cementation
1:15-2:00 Risk Evaluation of Ground Improvement  Ashley Heckman Aldea Services
2:00-2:45 Cellular (foam) Grout use and Application Rich Palladino
Phillip Gallet
Aerix Industries
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:40 Polyurethane injection in Underground Application David Harvanek DSI Underground
3:40-4:20 Chemical Grouting for Water Control in Underground and Mining Applications Britt Babcock Avanti International
4:20-4:40 Break
4:40-6:10 Lab Demo: Chemical Grout Britt Babcock
Vicki Crosby
Avanti International
Lab Demo: Grouting Materials and Chemical Admixtures Jim Lindsay Master Builders Solutions
6:15-7:30 Reception – Meet the Underground Construction Association (UCA) Student Chapter of Mines CoorsTek Atrium
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
8:00-9:00 Ground Freezing Method and Application Paul Schmall Keller
9:00-9:30 Ground Freezing Case History Paul Schmall Keller
9:30-10:00 Various Grouting Methods Utilized on the Rondout Bypass Tunnel Project Grant Millener Kiewit
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Rock Curtain Grouting- Overview of Theory Adam Paisley Schnabel Engineering
11:15-12:00 Case History-Boone Dam and Chimney Hollow Foundation Grouting Jose Torres Nicholson Constrution
12:00-12:30 Travel to Field Demo Site (12-12:30)
12:30-1:00 Lunch  Off Campus at Baski
1:00-5:00 Field Demo- Drilling & Grouting Equipment, Packers, Permeation Grouting (sand columns), Cellular Grout, Product demonstrations, Instrumentation Bill Warfield Independent Consultant
Thursday, August 3, 2023
8:00-8:15 Reflection on Field Day Observations & Q/A Bill Warfield Independent Consultant
8:15-9:15 Overview of Soil Mixing and Applications Dennis Boehm
Lorenzo Faedi
9:15-9:45 Soil Mixing for Liquefaction Mitigation Alan Ringen JAFEC USA
9:45-10:30 Soil Mixing for Excavation Support Brian Kenny Condon-Johnson & Associates
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Vibro Stone Columns/Aggregate Pers/Vibrocompaction John Myers Menard
11:30-12:15 Dynamic Compaction and Rapid Impact Compaction John Myers Menard
12:15-1:15 Lunch Green Center – Friedhoff Hall
1:15-1:45 Induced Consolidation with Wick Drains Josh Kolz Keller
1:45-2:30 Ground Improvement Data Management Systems Andrew Higgins Geosyntec
2:30-3:15 Permeation Grouting in Earth and Tailings Dams Giovanni Spagnoli DMT Group
3:15-4:00 Choosing the appropriate grouting solutions for civil/tunnel projects Tom Szynakiewicz Harrison Western
4:00-4:15 Presentation of Course Completion Certificates, Closing Remarks, course survey Reza Hedayat
Bill Warfield
Colorado School of Mines