September 12-14, 2022

Denver, Colorado

Tunneling Short Course

15 Years of Providing Real-World Tunneling Education

Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

Tunneling Short Course

Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course focuses on

real-world solutions for real-world problems.

We look forward to seeing you in-person again. The Tunneling Short Course will take place September 12-14, 2022 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

Call for Speakers

We are looking for speakers interested in discussing any of the following topics at the 2022 Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course:

  • Geotechnical Risk and Investigations
  • Geotechnical Data and Baseline Reports
  • Project Planning, Design and Execution
  • Contracting and Project Delivery Options
  • Project Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • NATM/SEM Design and Construction
  • Hard Rock TBMs and Future Trends
  • Slurry and EPB Shield TBMs and Applications
  • Hybrid, Multi-Mode and Crossover TBMs
  • Non-Continuous Pressurized Tunneling
  • TBM Selection for Anticipated Ground Conditions
  • TBM Design for Difficult Ground Excavation
  • TBM Selection for High Water Pressures
  • Pre-excavation Probing and Grouting
  • Pre-excavation Probing and Grouting
  • Segmental Liner Design and Construction
  • Segment Backfill Grouting Techniques
  • Ground Dewatering and Freezing
  • Tunnel Grouting Techniques and Applications
  • Planning and Design for Super Large Diameter Tunnels
  • Design and Construction Challenges for Large Tunnels
  • Tunnel Instrumentation and Settlement Control
  • Tunnel Process Control and Data Management
  • Shaft and Portal Design and Construction
  • Tunneling design and Challenges in Urban Areas
  • Tunnel Construction Management
  • Case Histories of Challenging Projects
  • Claims and Disputes Resolution

If you are interested in speaking, please contact Levent Ozdemir at lozdemir1977@aol.com with a topic of interest.

Hear Why Tunneling Professionals Attend this Course

Gregg Sherry
Principal, Brierley Associates

Celebrating its 15th year, the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course is the longest running and most-attended course of its kind. Presented by leading practitioners from around the globe, the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course focuses on real-world solutions for real-world problems. All aspects of tunneling will be covered including cutting-edge case studies, developing technologies and trends from around the globe.

Ground improvement and construction grouting has become an important part of tunnel and shaft construction. This year’s course will also include presentations by prominent speakers on various ground improvement techniques, including jet, compaction, permeation, consolidation and contact grouting, as well as ground dewatering and freezing for tunnel, shaft and cross-passage construction. Learn about probing and pre-excavation grouting during tunnel excavation, as well.

Course Directors for the Tunneling Short Course

Levent Ozdemir, president of Ozdemir & Associates

Levent Ozdemir, Ph.D. , PE, is President of Ozdemir Associates and spent 32 years as Professor of Mining and the Director of the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI) at the Colorado School of Mines. During his tenure at Mines, he developed and taught courses in tunnel design and construction, mechanized rock and soil excavations, site investigations, excavation project management and underground mining. He built EMI to a world-class research organization and directed pioneering research in all aspects of mechanized tunneling and underground construction. His outreach activities at Mines have also included the development of several short courses for the tunneling industry. He currently serves as a consultant to the tunneling and the underground construction industries worldwide.

Timothy Coss, president of Microtunneling Inc.

Timothy Coss, president of Microtunneling Inc., started the Microtunneling Short Course in 1994 at a time when microtunneling was still gaining acceptance in the utility construction industry. A former contractor, Coss recognized the need for an educational venue to help owners, contractors and engineers better understand the emerging technology. Since its founding, the Microtunneling Short Course has become the premier event for the microtunneling community worldwide, offering first-class educational and networking opportunities.

Jim Rush is editor/publisher for TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine

Jim Rush is editor/publisher for Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI), where he oversees titles including Trenchless Technology, TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine and Water Finance & Management. He has been with BMI since 1998, previously working as a newspaper reporter in Maryland, North Carolina and Ohio. He has a bachelor of science degree in communications from the E.W. Scripts School of  Journalism at Ohio University.

Organized By:

Ozdemir & Associates
25th Anniversary Microtunneling Inc.
Tunnel Business Magazine
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