SHORT COURSE AGENDA

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Monday, September 18

Overview of the Course and the Global Tunneling Scene
Mike Mooney, Professor and Grewcock Chair of Underground Construction and Tunneling, Colorado School of Mines

Tunnel Project Planning: From Conception through Construction and Operation
Gordon Clark, Vice President and Director for Tunnels and Complex Underground Structures, HNTB

Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization including GDRs
Red Robinson, Senior Vice President, Shannon & Wilson Inc.

Risk Management
Bob Goodfellow, Senior Vice President, Aldea Services
Mike DiPonio, Vice President, Jay Dee Contractors, Inc

Contracting Methods and Project Delivery Options
Dan Adams, President, McMillen Jacobs Associates

Geotechnical Baseline Reports
Randy Essex, Executive Vice President, Mott MacDonald

Risk Management through Instrumentation and Monitoring
Allen Marr, CEO, Geocomp

Hands-On Labs (Learn more)


Tuesday, September 19


Openings and Support in Rock and Soil
Seth Pollak, Associate, Arup
Gabe Walton, Assistant Professor of Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

NATM and SEM
Vojtech Gall, Principal, Gall Zeidler Consultants
Nasri Munfah, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Tunneling, WSP

Conventional Excavation: Drill and Blast, Roadheaders
Matt Kendall, Project Manager, Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.

Shotcrete Temporary and Permanent Lining Design and Construction
Wolfgang Aldrian, Director of Corporate Business Development, BASF Corporation
Hyuk-il Jung, Associate and UKMEA Tunnel Skills Network Leader, Arup

Building Stations from Pilot Tunnels: Innovation from Crossrail London
Juergen Laubbichler, Managing Director, Dr. Sauer & Partners

Principles of Hard Rock TBM Tunneling
Jamal Rostami, Associate Professor & Hadden/Alacer Gold Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Innovations and Trends in Hard Rock TBM Tunneling
Dennis Ofiara, Chief Engineer, The Robbins Company

Probe-Hole Drilling and Pre-Excavation Grouting for Groundwater Control
Niels Koefed, Tunnel Manager, Rondout, Kiewit

Hands-On Labs


Wednesday, September 20


Principles of Pressurized Face TBM Tunneling: EPB, Slurry and Hybrid
Mike Mooney, Colorado School of Mines

Application, Design and Performance of EPB, SPB and Hybrid TBMs
Werner Burger, Chief Engineer, Herrenknecht AG

Innovative TBM Tunneling in Hong Kong: From Small TBMs for Cross Passage Construction to the 17.6m Largest Mixshield TBM in the World
Bruno Combe, Director of Tunneling, Bouygues Construction
Roger Storry, Risk and Technical Manager, Dragages Hong Kong Limited

Learning from Data
Speaker(s) to be announced

Prediction of Tunnel-Induced Deformation of Ground, Buildings and Utilities
Verya Nasri, Chief Tunnel Engineer and Vice President, AECOM

SR99: Lessons from the Largest EPB TBM Tunnel in the World
Chris Dixon, Project Manager, Seattle Tunnel Partners
Juan Luis Magro, Construction Manager, Dragados USA and Seattle Tunnel Partners

Precast Segmental Liner Design and Construction
Anthony Harding, Regional Practice Leader, Tunnels and Earth Engineering, CH2M

Ground Improvement: Dewatering to Ground Freezing to Grouting
Paul Schmall, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Moretrench

Tanner Blackburn, Chief Engineer, Hayward Baker Regional Connector: TBM Tunneling, Deformation Control, Cross Passage and the Cavern
Eren Kusdogan, Tunnel Engineer, Traylor Bros., Inc.

Hands-On Labs

Thursday, September 21


Safety Design and Delivery
Matt Swinton, Senior Vice President and District Manager, Kiewit

Construction Management
Greg Colzani, Tunnel Construction Management Leader, Jacobs

Cost Estimating
Speaker(s) to be announced

Owners Panel: Specifications, Risk Sharing and the Future of Procurement
Planning and Management Approach for the Bay Delta Tunnels
John Bednarski, Southern California Metropolitan Water District
Factors that Drive the LA Metro Technical Requirements for Underground Construction
Matthew Crow, Los Angeles Metro
Achieving Success for All Parties: Balancing Risk and Opportunity through Specifications
Matt Preedy, WsDOT (formerly) and Sound Transit



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