September 13-15, 2021

Denver, Colorado

Agenda

2021-09-13
2021-09-13
2021-09-14
2021-09-14
2021-09-15
2021-09-15
07:30 - 08:00
Registration
08:00 - 08:30
Opening Remarks and Introductions – Levent Ozdemir
Opening Remarks and Introductions – Levent Ozdemir image
Levent Ozdemir
President | Ozdemir & Associates
08:30 - 09:15
Geotechnical Risk and Site Investigations – Greg Raines, Stantec
Geotechnical Risk and Site Investigations – Greg Raines, Stantec image
Greg Raines
Tunnel Practice Leader | Stantec
09:15 - 09:45
Geotechnical Data Reports – Nick Strater, Brierley Associates
Geotechnical Data Reports – Nick Strater, Brierley Associates image
Nick Strater
Brierley Associates
09:45 - 10:15
Geotechnical Baseline Reports – Ike Isaacson, Brierley Associates
Geotechnical Baseline Reports – Ike Isaacson, Brierley Associates image
Ike Isaacson
Tunnel Sector Leader | Brierley Associates
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15
Contracting and Project Delivery – Andy Thompson, Mott MacDonald
Contracting and Project Delivery – Andy Thompson, Mott MacDonald image
Andy Thompson
Mott MacDonald
11:15 - 12:00
Project Planning, Means and Methods – Don Del Nero, Hatch
Project Planning, Means and Methods – Don Del Nero, Hatch image
Don Del Nero
Vice President and U.S. Tunnel Director | Hatch Associates Consultants
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:30
Intelligent Tunnel Design – Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc.
Intelligent Tunnel Design – Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc. image
Gary Brierley
President | Dr. Mole Inc.
13:30 - 14:00
Risk Management and Mitigation – Bob Goodfellow, Aldea Services
Risk Management and Mitigation – Bob Goodfellow, Aldea Services image
Robert Goodfellow
President | Aldea Services LLC
14:00 - 14:45
Tunneling Challenges in Urban Areas – Nasri Munfah, AECOM
Tunneling Challenges in Urban Areas – Nasri Munfah, AECOM image
Nasri Munfah
Director of Tunneling and Underground Engineering | AECOM
14:45 - 15:00
Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:45
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
15:45 - 16:30
Construction Management – Greg Colzani, Jacobs
Construction Management – Greg Colzani, Jacobs image
Greg Colzani
Tunnel Construction Management Practice Leader | Jacobs
16:30 - 17:00
Avoiding Trouble, Claims and Lawyers – Tom Rosenberg, Roetzel & Andress
Avoiding Trouble, Claims and Lawyers – Tom Rosenberg, Roetzel & Andress image
Tom Rosenberg
Roetzel & Andress
17:30 - 19:00
Reception and Tunnel Achievement Awards
08:00 - 08:45
NATM/SEM Design and Construction – Vojtech Gall, Gall Zeidler Consultants
NATM/SEM Design and Construction – Vojtech Gall, Gall Zeidler Consultants image
Vojtech Gall
Principal | Gall Zeidler Consultants
08:45 - 09:30
Innovative SEM Solutions for Subways – F. Wilhelmstoetter, Dr. Sauer & Partners
Franz Wilhelmstoetter
Dr. Sauer & Partners
09:30 - 10:15
Drill & Blast and Roadheader Tunneling – Kirby Owens, Sandvik
Kirby Owens
Account Manager | Sandvik
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15
Hard Rock TBMs – Jamal Rostami, Colorado School of Mines
Hard Rock TBMs – Jamal Rostami, Colorado School of Mines image
Jamal Rostami
Colorado School of Mines
11:15 - 12:00
EPB, Slurry and Multi-mode TBMs – Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Associates
EPB, Slurry and Multi-mode TBMs – Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir & Associates image
Levent Ozdemir
President | Ozdemir & Associates
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:45
EPB, Slurry and Multi-mode TBMs, cont. – Paul Nicholas, AECOM
EPB, Slurry and Multi-mode TBMs, cont. – Paul Nicholas, AECOM image
Paul Nicholas
Technical/Project Manager | AECOM
13:45 - 14:30
Segmental Liner Design and Construction – Jon Hurt, ARUP
Segmental Liner Design and Construction – Jon Hurt, ARUP image
Jon Hurt
Tunnel Practice Leader | ARUP
14:30 - 15:15
Tunnel Instrumentation and Settlement Control – Zhangwei Ning, Sixense
Tunnel Instrumentation and Settlement Control – Zhangwei Ning, Sixense image
Zhangwei Ning
Technical Manager | Sixense Group
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15
Planning and Design for Super Large Diameter Tunnels – Sanja Zlatanic, HNTB
Planning and Design for Super Large Diameter Tunnels – Sanja Zlatanic, HNTB image
Sanja Zlatanic
HNTB
16:15 - 17:00
Tunneling in Difficult Ground – Jefferson Barracks Tunnel – Bill Zietlow, Brierley
Tunneling in Difficult Ground – Jefferson Barracks Tunnel – Bill Zietlow, Brierley image
Bill Zietlow
Brierley Associates
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
Tunnel Grouting Techniques – Dennis Boehm, Keller
Tunnel Grouting Techniques – Dennis Boehm, Keller image
Dennis Boehm
Senior Vice President | Keller
09:30 - 10:00
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
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:45
Ground Freezing for Shafts and Tunnels – Michael Arnold, Bauer
Ground Freezing for Shafts and Tunnels – Michael Arnold, Bauer image
Michael Arnold
Engineering Manager | BAUER Foundation Corp.
10:45 - 11:30
TBM/SEM Tunneling at Regional Connector – Christophe Bragard, Traylor
TBM/SEM Tunneling at Regional Connector – Christophe Bragard, Traylor image
Christophe Bragard
Tunnel Manager, Regional Connector Project | Traylor Brothers Inc.
11:30 - 12:00
Large Water Conveyance Tunnels – Jason Swartz, Black & Veatch
Large Water Conveyance Tunnels – Jason Swartz, Black & Veatch image
Jason Swartz
Civil Engineer | Black & Veatch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 16:00
Owner’s Forum: Upcoming Major Projects, Challenges Faced and Contracting Practices to be Employed

Moderator: Nancy Nuttbrock, Brierley Associates

  • Presentations by major tunnel owners in North America on upcoming major tunneling projects with a Q&A session.

Panelists: Mike Miller, Citizens Energy ; Matt Preedy, Sound Transit ; and Rick Vincent, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Owner’s Forum: Upcoming Major Projects, Challenges Faced and Contracting Practices to be Employed image
Matt Preedy
Director of the Construction Management Division | Sound Transit
Owner’s Forum: Upcoming Major Projects, Challenges Faced and Contracting Practices to be Employed image
Moussa Wone
Design Manager | DC Water
Owner’s Forum: Upcoming Major Projects, Challenges Faced and Contracting Practices to be Employed image
Rick Vincent
Collection Systems Design Manager | Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Owner’s Forum: Upcoming Major Projects, Challenges Faced and Contracting Practices to be Employed image
Mike Miller
Manager | Citizens Energy
16:00 - 16:15
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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