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Agenda Set for 4th Annual Ground Improvement Short Course

CSM-Ground ImprovementCourse organizers have announced the final schedule for the 4th annual Ground Improvement for Underground Construction and Mining Short Course. The course will be held May 9-11, 2016, at state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Colorado in Boulder, conveniently located 30 miles northwest of Denver.

The three-day Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining Short Course, established in 2013, is taught by leading international experts in the specialty field of ground improvement, which is becoming increasingly integrated with heavy civil underground and mining projects. Instructors include design professionals, contractors, equipment manufacturers and end-users with first-hand knowledge of in-the-field applications of ground improvement.

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The course covers the need for ground improvement and geotechnical investigations in addition to specific ground improvement techniques, including dewatering, ground freezing, grouting and more. Presentations focus on real-world solutions to real-world problems by experienced industry practitioners. Attendees will be awarded 2.0 CEUs.

In addition to classroom-style presentations, ample networking time is provided, including a cocktail hour and banquet dinner on May 10 at the Boulder Marriott. The banquet will also feature the presentation of the Ground Improvement Achievement Award, which is given to an individual or company that has made a lasting and meaningful impact on the discipline of ground improvement.

The main event sponsor is Nicholson Construction. Additional sponsors include MWH and Avanti.

The Ground Improvement for Underground Construction and Mining Short Course is organized by Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Engineering, and Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc., in conjunction with Benjamin Media, publisher of Trenchless Technology and TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine – the same organizers who bring you the Microtunneling Short Course and the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course.

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ANNUAL SHORT COURSE

GROUND IMPROVEMENT IN UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION AND MINING

May 9-11, 2016

University of Colorado

Course Directors:

Levent Ozdemir

Tim Coss

Monday, May 9

7:30 – 8:00 – Course Registration

8:00 – 8:30 – Welcome and Introductions – Levent Ozdemir

8:30 – 9:15 – Need for Ground Improvement – Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc.

9:15 – 10:15 – Geotechnical Investigations and Reporting – Greg Raines, MWH

10:15-10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30-11:15 – Investigations for Dewatering, Freezing and Grouting-Jon Davies, Hatch Mott

11:15-12:00 – Ground Improvement Groundwater Control – Frank Pepe, PB

12:00 -1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 – Grouting Principles and Techniques – Alan Ringen, JAFEC USA

1:45 – 2:00 – Grouting Equipment and Operation – Kip McCalla, Atlas Copco

2:00 – 2:45 – Compaction Grouting – Tom Szynakiewich, GSI Inc.

2:45 – 3:00 – Coffee Break

3:00 – 3:45 – Permeation Grouting – Brad Crenshaw, GEC Drilling and Grouting

3:45 – 4:30 – Cellular Concrete Uses and Applications- Rich Palladino, Aerix Industries

6:00 – 7:30 – Welcome Reception, Boulder Marriott

Tuesday, May 10

8:00 – 8:45 – Jet Grouting – Al Neumann, Bauer Foundation Corp.

8:45 – 9:30 – Chemical Grouts – Britt Babcock, Avanti International

9:30 – 10:15 – Compensation Grouting – Dennis Boehm, Hayward Baker Inc.

10:15 -10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30 -11:15 – Cementitious and Acrylamide Grouting- Timothy Myers, Layne Christensen

11:15- 12:00 – Central Subway Compensation Grouting – Boris Vargas, Nicholson Construction

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 – Injection Technology for Tunnels – Jim Lindsay, BASF

1:45 – 2:30 – Dewatering for Shafts and Tunnels – Zahra Baratian, Griffin Dewatering

2:30 -2:45 – Coffee Break

2:45 – 3:45 – Design and Specifications for Ground Freezing – Mike Schultz, CDM Smith

3:45 – 4:15 – Freezing for Shafts and Tunnels – Larry Applegate, SoilFreeze

4:15 – 5:00 – Freezing for Cross-passage Excavation – Larry Applegate, SoilFreeze

7:00 – Cocktail Hour, Banquet and Achievement Award presentation, Boulder Marriott

Wednesday, May 11

8:00 – 8:45 – TBM Design for Large Water Inflows – Levent Ozdemir, Tunnel Consultant

8:45 – 9:30 – Probing and Pre-excavation Grouting – Brian Fulcher, Kenny Construction

9:30 – 10:15 – Deep Soil Mixing – Rob Jameson, Malcolm Drilling

10:15-10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30-11:15 – Cements and Admixtures – Chris Gause, Normet

11:15-12:00 – Ground Improvement in Microtunneling – Ben Ahakuelo, Yogi Kwong

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 – Ground Improvement in Tunneling – Paul Madsen, Kiewit

1:45 – 2:30 – Ground Freezing in Tunneling – Alaeden Jlelaty, Skanska

2:30 – 2:45 – Coffee Break

2:45 – 3:30 – Ground Improvement in Glacial Deposits – Red Robinson, Shannon & Wilson

3:30 – 4:15 – Ground Improvement in Mining

4:15 – 4:30 – Class Certificates and Adjourn – Levent Ozdemir

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