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 Glenn Boyce, Delve Underground Shaft Construction
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 Dennis Molvik, Northwest Boring Seattle’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project: Curved Microtunnel Drive – Mitigating Problems that Occurred While Completing the Project
12:00 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 1:30 Trevor Gonterman, Northwest Pipe Steel Pipe Microtunneling
1:30 2:15 Henry Obermeyer, Obermeyer Hydrom 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 Dennis Boehm, Keller Ground Improvement 
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 Jarrod Rice, Clean Slurry Technology Slurry Separation Equipment
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
12:00 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 1:45 Ingo Justen, 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 Ward & Burke Case Study  
3:15 3:30 COFFEE  
3:30 4:00 Carl Pitzer, Thompson Pipe Microtunneling Pipes
4:00 4:30   Microtunneling Owner’s Viewpoint
4:30 5:00   Direct Pipe Case Study
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 Trent Hughes, AECOM Twin 60-in. Crossings under Active Runways in Harrisburg, PA
8:45 9:30 Bernard Catalano, Bessac Single-pass Pressure Pipe Installations
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 Matt Olson, Lithos Engineering/GEI Consultants Lessons Learned on the 2nd Creek Interceptor Project
11:00 11:30 Jonathan Barrie, Bothar Case History
11:30 12:00   Microtunneling Techniques
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 Jordan Bradshaw, Bradshaw Construction Vertical Curve Microtunneling in Texas
3:00 3:15 COFFEE  
3:15 3:45 Nick Goodenow, Stantec Case History
3:45 4:15 Tom Rosenberg, Roetzel Legal Issues
4:15 4:45 Norman Perten, Schauenburg Effective Use of Separation Equipment
4:45 5:00 Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Associates Closing Remarks