The 2018 Agenda will be available spring of 2018.
View the 2017 Agenda below.

Monday, August 14  
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration Open & Continental Breakfast Served
8:00 am – 8:15 am Opening Remarks and Introductions – Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Associates
8:15 am – 9:15 am Site Investigations and Geotechnical Risk – Greg Raines, Stantec
9:15 am – 10:15 am Geotechnical Data and Baseline Reports – Randy Essex, Mott MacDonald
10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am Tunnel Contracting Methods – Mike Schultz, CDM Smith
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Alternative Project Delivery Methods – Steve Kramer, COWI
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Engineer’s Lessons Learned on DSC Claims – Don Del Nero, Stantec
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Risk Management and Mitigation – Bob Goodfellow, Aldea Services
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Coffee Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Intelligent Tunnel Design – Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc.
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Tunnel Design for Difficult Ground – Nasri Munfah, WSP│Parsons Brinckerhoff
4:15 pm – 4:40 pm Design of Low Pressure Segmented Tunnel Liners – Jon Kaneshiro, Parsons
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm Durability Design of Tunnel Liners – Jon Kaneshiro, Parsons
 
Tuesday, August 15  
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration Open & Continental Breakfast Served
8:00 am – 8:45 am NATM/SEM Design and Construction – Vojtech Gall, Gall Zeidler
8:45 am – 9:15 am Lake Tap Design and Construction – Gregg Sherry, Brierley Associates
9:15 am – 9:45 am Tunnel Construction with Roadheaders – Kirby Owens, Sandvik
9:45 am – 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am Hard Rock TBMs and Ground Support – Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Associates
10:30 am – 11:00 am Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Machines – Benny Lau, Lovsuns Tunneling
11:00 am – 11:30 am Slurry, Hybrid and Large TBMs – Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Associates
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Tunnel Instrumentation and Monitoring – Lars Babendererde, Babendererde Eng.
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Soil Conditioning for Pressurized Face TBMs – Jim Lindsay, BASF
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Ground Consolidation with Traditional Methods – Franz Walchshofer, Bekaert
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Segmental Concrete Tunnel Liners – Anil Dean, Stantec
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Design of Final Tunnel Linings – Verya Nasri, AECOM
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Tunneling in Bouldery Ground – Steve Hunt, CH2M
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Chicago’s Tunneling History and TARP – Kevin Fitzpatrick & Carmen Scalise, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Tunnel Achievement Awards Banquet
10th Anniversary Speaker Awards
Wednesday, August 16
7:30 am – 8:00 am  Registration Open & Continental Breakfast Served
8:00 am – 8:30 am  Jet and Compaction Grouting – Alan Ringen, JAFEC
8:30 am – 9:00 am Compensation and Permeation Grouting – Dennis Boehm, Hayward Baker
9:00 am – 9:30 am Tunnel Dewatering and Freezing – Paul Schmall, Moretrench
9:30 am – 10:00 am Probing and Pre-excavation Grouting – Niels Kofoed, Kiewit
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am – 11:00am Shaft Design and Construction – Glenn Boyce, McMillen Jacobs
11:00 am – 11:30 am Construction Management – Lee Abramson, Mott MacDonald
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Disputes and Claim Resolution – Bob Fitzgerald, Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Tunnel Costing and Scheduling – Jim Peregoy, Peregoy Construction Service
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Cutting-edge Technology for Data and Communications – Guido Perez, MSTTunnel
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm TARP Phase 2 Reservoirs and Tunnels – Faruk Oksuz & Cary Hirner, Black & Veatch
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Neelum Jheelum Tunnels – Robert Magna & Peter A. Dickson, Stantec
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Silicon Valley Clean Water Tunnels – Bruce Burnworth, Silicon Valley Clean Water
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm LA Metro Current and Upcoming Projects – Bryan Pennington, LA Metro
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Toronto Future Tunneling Projects – Gary Kramer, HATCH
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn – Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Associates
NEW: CHICAGO TARP MCCOOK RESERVOIR PROJECT SITE VISIT THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

This year, we are taking a select few to visit the Chicago TARP McCook Reservoir Project Site. Visitors will be able to see and access to 33-ft dia McCook Tunnel and the 10-ft dia inflow/outflow tunnel daylighting into the reservoir. The tour will last about 2.5 hours. Space is limited sign up when you register today!