Agenda Set for 4th Annual Ground Improvement Short Course

Mar 02, 2016

Course organizers have announced the final schedule for the 4th annual Ground Improvement for Underground Construction and Mining Short Course. The course will be held May 9-11, 2016, at state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Colorado in Boulder, conveniently located 30 miles northwest of Denver.

The three-day Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining Short Course is taught by leading international experts in the specialty field of ground improvement, which is becoming increasingly integrated with heavy civil underground and mining projects. Instructors include design professionals, contractors, equipment manufacturers and end-users with first-hand knowledge of in-the-field applications of ground improvement.

The course covers the need for ground improvement and geotechnical investigations in addition to specific ground improvement techniques, including dewatering, ground freezing, grouting and more. Attendees will be awarded 2.0 CEUs.
In addition to classroom-style presentations, ample networking time is provided, including a cocktail hour and banquet dinner on May 10 at the Boulder Marriott. The banquet will also feature the presentation of the Ground Improvement Achievement Award, which is given to an individual or company that has made a lasting and meaningful impact on the discipline of ground improvement.

The main event sponsor is Nicholson Construction. Additional sponsors include MWH and Avanti. The Ground Improvement for Underground Construction and Mining Short Course is organized by Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Engineering, and Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc., in conjunction with Benjamin Media, publisher of Trenchless Technology and TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine – the same organizers who bring you the Microtunneling Short Course and the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course.

For more information about the course or to register, visit

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