Tunneling Resources

American Shotcrete Association

The American Shotcrete Association, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a non-profit organization of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, engineers, owners, and others with a common interest in promoting the use of shotcrete. Formed in March, 1998 to increase awareness of the shotcrete process, the first Board of Directors was elected in October of that year. VISIT

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers

AIME was founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, PA. As one of the first national engineering societies established in the United States, and along with ASCE (civil), ASME (mechanical), IEEE (electrical), and AIChE (chemical), it is known as an Engineering Founder Society. Together, the Founder Societies form the United Engineering Foundation, Inc. VISIT

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. VISIT

Associated research Centers for Urban Underground Space (ACUUS)

The ACUUS is an international non-governmental association actively promoting partnerships amongst all actors in the field of planning, management, research and uses of urban underground space. The ACUUS strives to bind these public, private and universitary levels into a cohesive network of mutual cooperation for the benefit of all parties involved. VISIT

Beavers – Heavy Engineering Construction Association

Social, honorary organization formed, organized and managed by the construction companies and individuals who are or have engaged in heavy engineering construction. VISIT

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. VISIT

Department of Labor – Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

The mission of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act), and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation’s mines. VISIT

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with field offices across the United States. VISIT

Geo-Institute of ASCE
The G-I combines the talents and perspectives of its members to enhance your career development through specialty conferences, journals and practice-oriented publications; educational programs; networking and coalition-building; technical committees and task forces, and leadership on emerging issues. VISIT

Geology Degrees
Mineral exploration is the process of meticulously searching for and analyzing potential areas where useful or precious minerals, metals, and other resources can be mined or otherwise extracted from the earth. Mining companies may conduct mineral exploration projects, akin to highly advanced prospecting, to learn more about potential sites for new mines. Geologists or engineers with geoscience backgrounds are often an important part of the mineral exploration and prospecting process. VISIT

International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE)

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) was formed in 1974 as a professional society dedicated to promoting the safety, security and the controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, demolition, aerospace, forestry, avalanche control, art, automotives, special effects, exploration, seismology, agriculture, law enforcement, and many other peaceful uses of explosives. VISIT

Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)

The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) is the safety and security association of the commercial explosives industry in the United States and Canada. The IME is a non-profit incorporated association founded in 1913 to provide accurate information and comprehensive recommendations concerning commercial explosive materials. VISIT

International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)

The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg in 1962 as a result of the enlargement of the “Salzburger Kreis”. Its foundation is mainly owed to Prof. Leopold Müller who acted as President of the Society till September 1966. The ISRM is a non-profit scientific association supported by the fees of the members and grants that do not impair its free action. The Society has 5,000 members and 46 National Groups. VISIT

International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association

Founded in 1974 by the initiative of nineteen Nations, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) which aims are: to encourage the use of the subsurface for the benefit of public, environment and sustainable development and to promote advances in planning, design, construction, maintenance and safety of tunnels and underground space, by bringing together information thereon and by studying questions related thereto. VISIT

Microtunneling Resource Center

Microtunneling, Inc. manufactures equipment for tunneling sites worldwide. VISIT

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is an international society of professionals in the minerals industry. The SME membership is more than 12,000 strong, with members in nearly 100 countries. VISIT

Tunnelling Association of Canada
Association Canadienne Des Tunnels (TAC)

The Tunnelling Association of Canada (commonly abbreviated to TAC) is under the umbrella of the International Tunnelling Association (referred to as the ITA). VISIT


The objective of the UCA of SME is to produce the best professional products available to the industry through its publications, the George A. Fox Conference, The North American Tunneling conference, and The North American Tunnel Demand Forecast. VISIT