Colorado School of Mines Offers Tunnel Short Course

Jun 29, 2009

GOLDEN, Colo.: The Colorado School of Mines, in conjunction with TBM: 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 design and construction in hard rock, soft ground and soils. The Short Course will be held Sept. 23-25 on the School of Mines campus in Golden, Colorado, USA.

This one-of-a-kind short course provides in-depth, specialized instruction not offered anywhere else in the world. The Tunnel Short Course benefits anyone involved in the multi-billion dollar global tunneling sector. In 2008, presenters included internationally recognized experts representing all aspects of the market, including engineers, equipment manufacturers, contractors and academicians. Last year’s course was sold out, so be sure to register early.

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 two are also course directors for the successful and long-running Microtunneling Short Course, which is recognized as the leading educational venue for microtunneling in the world.

Attendees will receive CEUs for attending the course. This course is highly recommended for technical and management professionals from owners, engineers, contractors, consulting firms and anyone else involved in tunneling and underground construction.

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

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401
PH.: 303-273-3000

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