17 Years of Providing Real-World Tunneling Education
Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

We look forward to seeing you in-person again. The Tunneling Short Course will take place September 9-11, 2024 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

Attendees receive 2.1 CEUs for a completed course.

Hear Why Tunneling Professionals Attend this Course

Gregg Sherry
Principal, Brierley Associates

Celebrating its 17th 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