Lunch and Learn Seminars

The Center for Underground at the Colorado School of Mines hosts a free seminar series throughout the academic year featuring speakers from all aspects of the underground construction and tunneling industry—designers, contractors, consultants, owners, manufacturers, suppliers—to discuss current projects, case histories, technical advance and to pose industry challenges to our students and staff.

These events are a collaborative effort from the Center for Underground, the University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure and the local student chapter of the Underground Construction Association.

These events are free and open to all. Please note: dates and presenters are subject to change. Past seminars are archived below with downloadable presentation notes and flyers available as noted.

Upcoming Seminar

Recent Seminars

Seminar Archives

2018-2019
  • 4/24/19: DMM Stabilization of New Orleans Levees (Click here for more info) Presenter: Dr. Tiffany Adams Professional Engineer
  • 4/17/19: UCA Student Chapter Competition (Click here for more info)
  • 4/10/19: Central 70 Project Overview – Lowered Section Groundwater Analysis (Click here for more info) Presenter: Craig Briggs, Project Executive and SENIOR Vice President, Central 70
  • 4/3/19: Variable Density TBMs and the Related Considerations (Click here for more info) Presenter: Dr.-Ing Ruben Duhme is General Manager, Herrenknecht Asia
  • 3/13/19: Central 70 Project Overview – Lowered Section Groundwater Analysis (Click here for more info) Presenter: Craig Briggs, Project Executive and SENIOR Vice President, Central 70
  • 3/6/19: Planning and Design of the New Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall for the City of Toronto (Click here for more info) Presenter: Gary Kramer, P.Eng, P.E., Senior Vice President and Tunnel Practice Lead for Hatch
  • 2/20/19: Designing Underground Excavations at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (Click here for more info) Presenter: Jon Hurt, PE, CEng MICE, Arup
  • 2/13/19: Overview of Trenchless Techniques and the Engineering Judgement Required to use Empirical Estimating Methods for Pipe Jacking Forces (Click here for more info) Presenter: Bill Zietlow, Geotechnical Engineering Professional
  • 1/30/19: Tunneling technology in Norway, with particular emphasis on deep subsea tunnels (Click here for more info) Presenter: Bjørn Nilsen, Professor of Geological Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • 1/16/19: Westward through the Canyon Wall-The Floyd Hill Reconstruction (Click here for more info) Presenter: Stephen Harelson, Program Engineer, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • 11/07/18: Beach Interceptor Tunnel Stabilization, Laguna Beach, California (Click here for more info) Presenter: David M. Jurich, Professional Engineer, Mott MacDonald
  • 10/24/18: Managing Your Career and Complex Excavations in Big Cities (Click here for more info) Presenter: Michael Smithson, Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Civil
  • 09/26/18: Tunnel Boring Machines in Urban Soils: How they work, why they work, when they work (Click here for more info) Presenter: Mike Mooney, Grewcock Chair in Underground Construction and Tunneling and Professor, Colorado School of Mines
  • 09/19/18: How to See Behind Concrete Tunnel Liners Non-Destructively (Click here for more info) Presenter: Reza Hedayat, Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines
  • 09/05/18: The Rondout Bypass Tunnel, Part III (Click here for more info) Presenter: Matt Swinton, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • 08/29/18: University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (Event Flyer) Presenter: Marte Gutierrez, James R. Paden Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • 08/22/18: Fall Kick-Off (Event Flyer) Presenter: Mines Underground Faculty
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013