Tunnel Short Course

The Colorado School of Mines, in conjunction with Tunnel Business Magazine and Microtunneling, Inc., presents “Breakthroughs in Tunneling” - a three-day Tunnel Short Course that will cover all aspects of conventional and mechanized tunnel desi

Sep 10, 2008 - Sep 12, 2008
Target groups: Technical and management professionals from owners, engineers, contractors, consulting firms and anyone else involved in tunneling and underground construction.
Category: Seminar
Course directors are Levent Ozdemir, Professor of Mining and Director of the Tunneling and Earth Mechanics Institute, and Timothy Coss, President of Microtunneling Inc.

The course program will include the following subjects:
  • Site Investigations for Tunneling Projects
  • Geotechnical Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Geotechnical Baseline Report Preparation
  • Tunnel and Ground Support
  • Design Contract Documents and Specifications
  • Ground Modification and Grouting
  • Selection of Construction Methods
  • Shaft Design and Construction Techniques
  • Conventional Drill and Blast Construction
  • NATM Tunnel Design and Construction
  • Sequential Excavation Methods
  • Mechanized Hard Rock Tunneling (TBMs)
  • Mechanized Soft Ground and Soils Tunneling
  • Earth Pressure Balance Machines (EPBs)
  • Slurry Shield Machine Technology
  • Probe Drilling and Grout Injection Techniques
  • Design and Installation of Segmental Concrete Liners
  • Design and Installation of Final Concrete Linings
  • Pipe Umbrella and Ground Support Systems
  • Water Drainage and Control Techniques
  • Segment Backfill Grouting Techniques
  • Tunnel Ventilation Design Tunnel
  • Muck Haulage and Removal
  • Tunnel Utilities Design and Installation
  • Construction Management in Tunneling
  • Costing and Scheduling of Tunneling Projects
  • Disputes Resolution in Tunneling Construction
  • Tunneling Case Histories.
For more information or to register for the Tunnel Short Course, visit www.tunneling.com
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