September 12-14, 2022

Denver, Colorado

Agenda

15th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course
University of Denver
September 12-14, 2022
Course Director: Levent Ozdemir.

Below is the 2022 agenda.

2022-09-12
2022-09-12
2022-09-13
2022-09-13
2022-09-14
2022-09-14
07:30 - 08:00
Registration and Breakfast
08:00 - 08:15
Opening Remarks and Introductions – Levent Ozdemir
Opening Remarks and Introductions – Levent Ozdemir image
Levent Ozdemir
President | Ozdemir & Associates
08:15 - 09:00
Site Investigations and Geotechnical Risk – Greg Raines, Stantec
Site Investigations and Geotechnical Risk – Greg Raines, Stantec image
Greg Raines
Tunnel Practice Leader | Stantec
09:00 - 09:45
Geotechnical Data and Baseline Reports – Ike Isaacson, Brierley Associates
Geotechnical Data and Baseline Reports – Ike Isaacson, Brierley Associates image
Ike Isaacson
Tunnel Sector Leader | Brierley Associates
09:45 - 10:00
Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:45
Risk Management and Mitigation – Bob Goodfellow, Aldea Services
Risk Management and Mitigation – Bob Goodfellow, Aldea Services image
Robert Goodfellow
President | Aldea Services LLC
10:44 - 11:30
Unplanned Risks in Urban Underground Construction – Nasri Munfah, Gall Zeidler Consultants
Unplanned Risks in Urban Underground Construction – Nasri Munfah, Gall Zeidler Consultants image
Nasri Munfah
Director of Tunneling and Underground Engineering | AECOM
11:30 - 12:15
Alternative Project Delivery and Lessons Learned – Steve Kramer, COWI
Alternative Project Delivery and Lessons Learned – Steve Kramer, COWI image
Steve Kramer
Senior Vice President | COWI
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:00
The New FIDIC Emerald Book-A Design Build Contract for Underground Infrastructure – Don Del Nero, WSP
The New FIDIC Emerald Book-A Design Build Contract for Underground Infrastructure – Don Del Nero, WSP image
Don Del Nero
Vice President and Tunneling Director | WSP
14:00 - 14:45
Tunnel Instrumentation and Settlement Control – Zhangwei Ning, Sixsense
Tunnel Instrumentation and Settlement Control – Zhangwei Ning, Sixsense image
Zhangwei Ning
Technical Manager | Sixense Group
14:45 - 15:30
Intelligent Tunnel Design – Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc.
Intelligent Tunnel Design – Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc. image
Gary Brierley
President | Dr. Mole Inc.
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30
Planning and Design for Super Large Diameter Tunnels – Sotirios Vardakos & Kamaiton Wonkaew, HNTB
Planning and Design for Super Large Diameter Tunnels – Sotirios Vardakos & Kamaiton Wonkaew, HNTB image
Sanja Zlatanic
HNTB
Planning and Design for Super Large Diameter Tunnels – Sotirios Vardakos & Kamaiton Wonkaew, HNTB image
Dr. Mike Wongkaew
Associate Vice President and National Tunnel Practice Lead - Northwest | HNTB
16:30 - 17:15
Tunnel Construction Management – Greg Colzani, Jacobs
Tunnel Construction Management – Greg Colzani, Jacobs image
Greg Colzani
Practice Leader for Tunnel Construction Management | Jacobs
17:15 - 19:00
Reception and Tunnel Achievement Awards
07:30 - 08:00
Registration and Breakfast
08:00 - 08:45
NATM/SEM Design and Construction – Nasri Munfah, Gall Zeidler Consultants
NATM/SEM Design and Construction – Nasri Munfah, Gall Zeidler Consultants image
Vojtech Gall
Principal | Gall Zeidler Consultants
08:45 - 09:15
Case Histories of NATM/SEM in Frozen Ground- Norbert Fuegenschuh, BeMo
09:15 - 10:00
Drill & Blast and Roadheader Tunneling – Kirby Owens, Sandvik
Kirby Owens
Account Manager | Sandvik
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00
Hard Rock TBMs and Non-Continuous Pressurized Tunneling- Brad Grothen, Robbins
11:00 - 11:30
Earth Pressure Balance and Slurry TBMs – Levent Ozdemir and Paul Nicholas, AECOM
Earth Pressure Balance and Slurry TBMs – Levent Ozdemir and Paul Nicholas, AECOM image
Levent Ozdemir
President | Ozdemir & Associates
Earth Pressure Balance and Slurry TBMs – Levent Ozdemir and Paul Nicholas, AECOM image
Paul Nicholas
Technical/Project Manager | AECOM
11:30 - 12:00
Ground Freezing for Shafts and Tunnels – Paul Schmall, Keller
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:45
Multi-mode and Hybrid TBMs – Levent Ozdemir and Paul Nicholas, AECOM
Multi-mode and Hybrid TBMs – Levent Ozdemir and Paul Nicholas, AECOM image
Levent Ozdemir
President | Ozdemir & Associates
Multi-mode and Hybrid TBMs – Levent Ozdemir and Paul Nicholas, AECOM image
Paul Nicholas
Technical/Project Manager | AECOM
13:45 - 14:30
Design and Construction Challenges for Large Tunnels – Gary Kramer, Hatch
14:30 - 15:15
Segmental Liner Design and Construction – Patrick Chan, HNTB
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Design and Construction of Large Water Conveyance Tunnels – Jason Swartz, Black & Veatch
Design and Construction of Large Water Conveyance Tunnels – Jason Swartz, Black & Veatch image
Jason Swartz
Civil Engineer | Black & Veatch
16:00 - 16:30
Tunnel Design and Construction Challenges in Urban Areas – Ryan Marsters, Lithos Engineering
16:30 - 17:00
Real Time Tunnel Monitoring and Instrumentation – Rowland Chen, Trimble
Real Time Tunnel Monitoring and Instrumentation – Rowland Chen, Trimble image
Rowland Chen
Monitoring Sales Specialist | Trimble
17:00 - 17:30
Pipe Roof Tunneling -Todd Kilduff, Kilduff Underground Engineering
07:30 - 08:00
Registration and Breakfast
08:00 - 08:45
Shaft/Portal Design and Construction – Glenn Boyce, McMillen Jacobs
Shaft/Portal Design and Construction – Glenn Boyce, McMillen Jacobs image
Glen Boyce, PhD., P.E.
Senior Associate | McMillen Jacobs Associates
08:45 - 09:30
Grouting and Ground Improvement – Dennis Boehm, Keller
Grouting and Ground Improvement – Dennis Boehm, Keller image
Dennis Boehm
Senior Vice President | Keller
09:30 - 10:15
Pre-excavation Probing and Grouting – Niels Kofoed, Kiewit
Pre-excavation Probing and Grouting – Niels Kofoed, Kiewit image
Niels Kofoed
TBM Tunnel Manager | Kiewit-Shea Constructors
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00
Shotcrete for Tunnel Ground Support – Christoph Goss, Schnabel Engineering
11:00 - 11:30
Injection Grouting for Tunnel Construction Applications – Britt Babcock, Avanti
11:30 - 12:00
Avoiding Trouble, Claims and Lawyers – Tom Rosenberg, Roetzel & Andress
Avoiding Trouble, Claims and Lawyers – Tom Rosenberg, Roetzel & Andress image
Tom Rosenberg
Roetzel & Andress
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:45
LA Outfall Tunnel Design and Construction – Claudio Cimiotti, Dragados
13:45 - 14:30
Case histories of Challenging TBM Projects – Giuseppe Gaspari, AECOM
14:30 - 14:45
Coffee Break
14:45 - 15:30
Contractor’s Perspective on Project Planning, Design and Execution – Ross Webb & Cody Edwards, SAK Construction
15:30 - 16:15
Tunnel Rehabilitation – Dave Jurich, Mott MacDonald
16:15 - 17:00
Distribution of Class Certificates and Closing Remarks – Levent Ozdemir
Distribution of Class Certificates and Closing Remarks – Levent Ozdemir image
Levent Ozdemir
President | Ozdemir & Associates
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