Agenda for Microtunneling Short Course 2024

 

Day 1 – Tue., May 7

 

8:00 8:15 Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Associates Welcoming Remarks/Introductions
8:15 9:00 Nick Strater, Brierley Associates Ground Characterization and GBRs for Microtunneling
9:00 9:45 Paul Nicholas, AECOM Update on Long, Complex Microtunneling Projects
9:45 10:30 Craig Camp, GHD Reflections on 30 Years in the Microtunneling Industry
10:30 10:45 COFFEE  
10:45 11:30 Mike Garbeth, Super Excavators, and Brian Glynn, Freese and Nichols Cottonwood & Hackberry Creek Wastewater Interceptor Improvement Project
11:30 12:00 John Grennan, Ward & Burke Highlights from Recent Projects
12:00 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 1:30 Trevor Gonterman, Northwest Pipe Steel Pipe Microtunneling
1:30 2:15 Henry Obermeyer, Obermeyer Hydro and Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc. Launch and Recovery Schemes
2:15 2:45 Walt Siryk, United Precast Concrete Concrete Tunnel Liners
2:45 3:00 COFFEE  
3:00 3:45 Jeremy Stenslie, Herrenknecht Latest Trends in Slurry Microtunneling and Mechanized Shaft Sinking
3:45 4:30 Bernard Catalano, BESSAC Single-pass Pressure Pipe Installations
4:30 5:00 Robert Griggs and Tony Baker, Trinity Pipe Steel Pipe
5:00 7:00 Welcoming Reception  

 

Day 2 – Wed., May 8

 

8:00 8:30 Carl Pitzer, Thompson Pipe Microtunneling Pipes
8:30 9:15 Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc.; Todd Kilduff, Kilduff Underground Engineering Avoiding Claims in Microtunneling
9:15 10:00 Dr. Stefan Trumpi-Althaus and Stijn Philips, Jackcontrol AG Curved Microtunneling, Hydraulic Joints and Microtunneling Support System (MSS)
10:00 10:15 COFFEE  
10:15 10:45 Darren O’Toole and Rose Lyne McCall, The Tunneling Company Case Study: Jacko Lake – Longest Microtunnel in Canada
10:45 12:00 NAMA Contractor’s Panel Moderator: Brenden Tippits, Nada Pacific; Panelists: Glenn Boyce, Delve Underground; Todd Brown, Bradshaw Construction; Todd Kilduff, Kilduff Underground Engineering; Tim Pearia, Coluccio
12:00 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 1:45 Gilbert Kimpel, Tunnel Services Group Microtunneling Equipment Technology
1:45 2:30 Troy Stokes, Akkerman Advanced Tunnel Guidance Systems OR Modern Capabilities of Guided Boring
2:30 3:15 Dennis Molvik and Don Gonzales, Northwest Boring; and Dr. Chris Breeds, SubTerra Inc. Seattle’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project: Curved Microtunnel Drive – Mitigating Problems that Occurred While Completing the Project
3:15 3:30 COFFEE  
3:30 4:00 Jarrod Rice, Clean Slurry Technology Slurry Separation Equipment
4:00 4:30 Trent Hughes, AECOM Twin 60-in. Crossings under Active Runways in Harrisburg, PA
4:30 5:00 Maureen Carlin, Garver Microtunneling Innovations
4:00 5:00 NAMA Meeting at Scottsdale Stadium  
6:00 7:00 Cocktail Reception at the Museum of the West  
7:00 9:00 Banquet Dinner at the Museum of the West  

 

Day 3 – Thur., May 9

 

8:00 8:45 Glenn Boyce, Delve Underground Shaft Construction
8:45 9:30 Dennis Boehm, Keller Ground Improvement
9:30 10:15 Mathias Knoll, VMT (USA) Technical Measurement Solutions Inc. Improving Tunneling Operations: Innovative Automatic Control Survey Solutions, Overview + Case Study
10:15 10:30 COFFEE  
10:30 11:00 Austin Wilkes and Matthew Olson, GEI Consultants Microtunneling Lessons Learned: Colorado Front Range
11:00 11:30 Jeff Gron, Bothar Jacko Lake Micro-Tunnel
11:30 12:00 Paul Wilkinson, Kilduff Underground Engineering Strack Construction’s 86-in. MTBM through Mixed Face in Georgia
12:00 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 1:30 Bijan Khamanian, Hobas Pipe USA High Strength Fiberglass Jacking Pipe – Gravity and Pressure Design
1:30 2:15 Don Del Nero, WSP MTBM Abrasivity Mitigation
2:15 3:00 Tom Rosenberg, Roetzel Legal Issues for Microtunneling Work
3:00 3:15 COFFEE  
3:15 3:45 Albert Ruiz, Stantec Case History
3:45 4:15 Jordan Bradshaw, Bradshaw Construction Vertical Curve Microtunneling in Texas
4:15 4:45 Norman Perten, Schauenburg Effective Use of Separation Equipment
4:45 5:00 Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Associates Closing Remarks