October 17-20, 2022
Golden, Colorado USA

Course Agenda


Tunneling: Fundamentals, Applications and Innovation
October 17-20, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Conventional Tunneling
8:00-8:45Introductions and Course OverviewMike Mooney and
Gabe Walton
Colorado School of Mines
8:45-9:45Openings in Rock and Soil Seth Pollak, Arup and Gabe WaltonColorado School of Mines
10:00-11:00SEM and NATMVojtech Gall

Nasri Munfah
President - Gall Zeidler Associates
Gall Zeidler Associates
11:00-12:00SEM Construction: Best Practices from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles Rohit Shetty
Christoph Bragard
Frontier Kemper
Traylor Bros.
Hard Rock Tunneling
1:00-1:45Shotcrete Temporary and Permanent Lining Design and ConstructionWolfgang Adrian

Mehdi Bakhshi
Principal Expert Tunneling, BASF
1:45-2:15Principles of Hard Rock TBM TunnelingJamal Rostami Professor, Colorado School of Mines
2:15-3:00Applications, Design and Performance in Hard Rock TBM Tunneling Brad Grothen Robbins
3:30-5:30Labs and Demos - Day 1 ConceptsTo Be Announced
5:30-7:00Reception at Geology Museum
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Soft & Mixed Ground TBM Tunneling
8:00-8:45Principles of Pressure Balance TBM TunnelingMike Mooney Grewcock Chair Professor of Underground Construction & Tunneling, Colorado School of Mines
8:45-9:45Applications, Design and Performance of Hybrid and Large Diameter TBMsSteffen Dube President, Herrenknecht USA
10:00-10:30Innovation in Japanese Tunneling: The Massive Tokyo Ring Road ProjectHayato Yoshimura Kajima Corporation
10:30-11:15Large Diameter TBM Tunneling in TorontoAndreas Raedle Principal,
11:15-12:00Prediction of Tunnel-induced Building and Utilities DeformationSean JohnsonWSP
Lining, Deformation Control
1:00-1:45Precast Segmental Liner Design and ConstructionSamer SadekPrincipal, Tunnel Engineer, Jacobs
1:45-2:15Instrumentation, Monitoring and Information EngineeringSean Johnson WSP
2:15-3:00LA Outfall or High Speed Rail 2 To Be Announced
3:30-5:30Labs and Demos - Day 2 ConceptsTo Be Announced
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Geotech and Ground Improvement
8:00-9:00Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation and CharacterizationDani Delaloye
Mott MacDonald
9:00-9:45How to Write and Interpret Geotechnical baseline reportsRed Robinson Shannon & Wilson
10:00-11:00Ground ImprovementLucian Spiteri Keller
11:00-12:00Silicon Valley Large Diameter Tunnel Project Tony O’Donnell
Christof Metzger
Underground Construction Management
1:00-2:00Cost Estimating Jaime CeaChief Estimator, JF Shea
2:00-2:30SchedulingDaniele Nebbia Lane Construction
2:30-3:00Construction SafetyMatt Swinton Senior VP, Underground District Manager, Kiewit
3:30-5:30Labs and Demos - Day 3 Concepts To Be Announced
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Procurement, Risk, Owners Forum
8:00-9:00Contracting methods and project delivery options Sarah Wilson McMillen Jacobs Associates
9:00-10:00Risk ManagementBob Goodfellow
Jim Nickerson
President, Aldea
Granite Construction
10:00-12:00Owner Panel DiscussionErika Moonin
Sergio Valles
Dennis Ratcliffe

Amber Pastoor
Jim Utterback

Ty Weldon

Moonin & Associates
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project