October 14-17, 2024
Golden, Colorado USA

2024 Course Agenda

Please check back for updates as schedule is subject to change.

Tunneling: Fundamentals, Applications and Innovation

Monday, October 14, 2024

Time Topic Speaker

Fundamentals and Conventional Tunneling

8:00-8:15 Introductions and Course Overview Mike Mooney, Grewcock Chair Professor – Colorado School of Mines
Gabe Walton, Associate Professor – Colorado School of Mines
8:15-9:15 Openings in Rock and Soil Mike Mooney, Grewcock Chair Professor – Colorado School of Mines
Gabe Walton, Associate Professor – Colorado School of Mines
9:15-10:00 SEM Construction: Best Practices from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles Christophe Bragard, Lead Tunnel Engineer – Traylor Bros.
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Sprayed Concrete Principles and Trends Wolfgang Aldrian, Principal Expert Tunneling & Mining, Master Builders Solutions
11:15-12:00 SEM and NATM Design Principles Franz Wilhelmstoetter, US Managing Director, Dr. Sauer & Partners
12:00-1:00 Lunch

Hard Rock TBM Tunneling

1:00-1:40 Principles of Hard Rock TBM Tunneling Jamal Rostami, Alacer Gold Chair Professor – Colorado School of Mines
1:40-2:20 Applications, Design and Performance in Hard Rock TBM Tunneling Brad Grothen, Vice President – Robbins
2:20-3:00 Tunneling in Complex Singapore Rock Jeya Kumarasamy, Director – Land Transport Authority
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:30 Labs and Demos – 6
Annulus Grouting, EPB Soil Conditioning, EPB TBM Simulator, Geology Trail,
Rock Cutting, Slurry Design and Testing
5:30-7:00 Reception at Geology Museum

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Time Topic Speaker

Soft & Mixed Ground TBM Tunneling

8:00-9:00 Principles of Pressure Balance TBM Tunneling Mike Mooney, Grewcock Chair Professor – Colorado School of Mines
9:00-9:45 Applications, Design and Performance of Hybrid and Large Diameter TBMs Steffen Dubé, President – Herrenknecht USA
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:40 Precast Segmental Liner Design and Construction Luis Piek, Principal Tunnel Engineer – HNTB
10:40-11:20 Prediction of Tunnel-induced Building and Utilities Deformation Jean Habimana – Global Tunnel Lead, Hatch
11:20-12:00 Ground Improvement TBD – Keller Specialty Services
12:00-1:00 Lunch

Soft Ground TBM Projects

1:00-1:40 Large Diameter TBM Tunneling in Toronto Andreas Raedle, Principal – Arup
1:40-2:20 Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Project Roger Escoda, Project Manager – Dragados USA
2:20-3:00 Great Lakes Tunnel Project TBD
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:30 Labs and Demos – 7
3D Geotechnical Visualization and Modeling, Annulus Grouting, EPB Soil Conditioning, EPB TBM Simulator, Numerical Modeling, Slurry, Soil Abrasivity

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Time

Geotech and Ground Improvement

8:00-9:00 Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization TBD
9:00-9:45 Fundamentals of Geotechnical Baseline Reports Ike Isaacson, Tunnel Sector Leader – Brierley Associates
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:40 Risk Management Principles Erika Moonin, President – Moonin & Associates
10:40-11:20 Shaft Construction Methods TBD
11:20-12:00 VTA BART Silicon Valley Phase 2 Tunnel Project – Geotech considerations TBD – from Kiewit-Traylor JV
12:00-1:00 Lunch

Underground Construction Management

1:00-1:30 Cost Estimating Jaime Cea, Civil Lead Estimator – JF Shea
1:30-2:00 Scheduling Daniele Nebbia, Vice President – Lane Construction
2:00-2:30 Construction Safety TBD – Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
2:30-3:00 I-75 Stormwater Tunnel Brian Hagan – Jay Dee Contractors
3:00-3:30 Break
5:30-7:00 Reception

Thursday, October 17, 2024

Time Topic Speaker

Procurement, Sustainability, Owners Forum

8:00-9:00 Contracting methods and project delivery options Laura Miles, Principal Engineer – Delve Underground
9:00-9:30 Case study of progressive design-build implementation TBD
9:30-10:00 New Technologies and Global Trends TBD
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Owner Panel Discussion Four owners – to be named soon.
12:00 Adjourn Gabe Walton, Associate Professor – Colorado School of Mines

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