Microtunneling Short Course

February 5-7, 2019
Boulder, CO (USA)

Pilot Tube Seminar

February 4, 2019
Boulder, CO (USA)

Microtunneling Short Course

February 5-7, 2019
Boulder, CO (USA)

Pilot Tube Seminar

February 4, 2019
Boulder, CO (USA)

Agenda

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Monday (Pilot Tube Seminar)
2019-02-04
Tuesday
2019-02-05
Wednesday
2019-02-06
Thursday
2019-02-07
08:00 - 08:15
Introduction – Timothy Coss | Microtunneling, Inc.

Timothy Coss | Microtunneling, Inc.

08:15 - 09:15
Overview GBM, Guided Boring/Pilot Tube — Troy Stokes International Sales Manager | Akkerman Inc.
Troy Stokes
International Sales Manager | Akkerman Inc.
09:15 - 09:45
Pilot Tube Direct Jacked Vitrified Clay Pipe – David Gill | The Logan Clay Products Company
David Gill
Sales Engineer | The Logan Clay Products Company
09:45 - 10:00
Networking Break
10:00 - 10:45
Engineering and Design of Pilot Tube Projects — Nick Strater | Brierly Associates
Nick Strater, P.G.
Trenchless Design Leader | Brierly Associates
10:45 - 11:15
Twin Pilots-Guides 6ft to 14ft Tunnels — John Beckos | BTrenchless
John Beckos
Project Manager | BTrenchless
11:15 - 11:45
Uluniu Avenue Sewer, Waikiki Beach — Tim Taylor | FV Coluccio

Tim Taylor | FV Coluccio

11:45 - 12:15
Portable Shaft Borer for Pilot Tube Installations — Mike Ellis | Trenchless Equipment Co.

Mike Ellis | Trenchless Equipment Co.

12:15 - 13:15
Networking Lunch
13:15 - 14:00
Thrust Boring Machines 121mm to 1016mm — Andreas Thiele Electric Engineer | MTS-perforator GmbH
Andreas Thiele
Electric Engineer | MTS-perforator GmbH
14:00 - 14:45
Unique Pilot and Augering Methods — Tony Barbera | Barbco
Tony Barbera
Co-Owner, Product Development | Barbco
14:45 - 15:15
ASCE Overview for GBM and Pilot Tube — Glen Boyce, PhD., P.E. Principal | McMillen Jacobs Associates
Glen Boyce, PhD., P.E.
Principal | McMillen Jacobs Associates
15:15 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00
Case Histories of Pilot Tube Projects — Jeff Boschert | National Clay Pipe Institute
Jeff Boschert
President | National Clay Pipe Institute (NCPI)
16:00 - 16:45
Q & A Period
Troy Stokes
International Sales Manager | Akkerman Inc.
Nick Strater, P.G.
Trenchless Design Leader | Brierly Associates
Tony Barbera
Co-Owner, Product Development | Barbco
07:30
Registration opens and a continental breakfast is provided
08:00 - 08:15
Welcome — Timothy Coss, Microtunneling, Inc.
08:15 - 09:15
Introduction to Microtunneling – Troy Stokes | Akkerman
Troy Stokes
International Sales Manager | Akkerman Inc.
09:15 - 09:45
Permalok Pipe – Trevor Gonterman | Permalok
Trevor Gonterman
Sales Manager | Permalok
09:45 - 10:15
Thompson Pipe Group – Carl Pitzer | Thompson Pipe Group Trenchless

The presentation will cover the different pipe types used in microtunneling, pipe strengths and weaknesses, and suitable applications that the various microtunneling pipes can be used for.

Carl Pitzer
Trenchless Manager | Thompson Pipe Group
10:15 - 10:30
Networking Break
10:30 - 11:15
Microtunneling/DPH/DD – Paul Nicholas | AECOM

The presentation will outline a project and how the choice of construction by Microtunneling was made versus HDD and Direct Pipe. With the limitations of various methods of new construction trenchless technology changing the choice of which method is best for a project is not as clear cut as it used to be. This presentation helps provide the thought processes involved in making these decisions.

Paul Nicholas
Consultant/Contractor | AECOM
11:15 - 12:15
Shaft Construction – Glenn Boyce | McMillen Jacobs Associates
Glen Boyce, PhD., P.E.
Principal | McMillen Jacobs Associates
12:15 - 13:15
Networking Lunch
13:15 - 13:45
Contractor Case History – 7,368-ft outfall – Marc Marti | Terratest Tunnelling / Geostructures

Altamira Sea Outfall pipejacking drive with a length of 7,360 ft an outside diameter of 10.5 ft is the longest pipe jacking drive with the TBM rescue under the Sea Bed executed and the second longest pipe jacking drive ever since the Europipe pipe jacking drive in 1996.

The purpose of the tunnel is the installation of the gas pipeline outfall in the project Gaspipeline Sur de Texas Tuxpan.

We will show the jobsite preparation, equipment used, installation phase and main issues occurred during the execution of the tunnel, problems suffered, and how we had solved them in order to finalize a very difficult pipe jacking drive with an hydroshield machine in plastic clay and sand, the rescue of the TBM under the sea bed and installation of the gas pipeline bundle inside the tunnel.

Marc Marti
Director General | Eurohinca/Terratest Tunnelling
13:45 - 14:30
Engineer Case Histories – Todd Kilduff | Kilduff Underground
Todd Kilduff
Engineer Project Manager, Estimator, Engineer | Kilduff Underground Engineering
14:30 - 15:00
Tualatin Interceptor Portland – Brenden Tippets | Michels Pipeline
Brenden Tippets
Microtunneling Manager | Michels Pipeline
15:00 - 15:15
Networking Break
15:15 - 16:00
Hydro/Pump Storage Method/Air Seal Technology – Henry Obermeyer | Obermeyer Hydro; Lindsay George | Small Hydro Consulting
Lindsay George, PhD, PE
Owner | Small Hydro Consulting
Henry Obermeyer
16:00 - 16:45
mts Current Technologies – Andreas Thiele | mts Perforator
Andreas Thiele
Electric Engineer | MTS-perforator GmbH
16:45 - 17:15
Rock Microtunneling – Levent Ozdemir | Tunneling Consultant

Levent Ozdemir | Tunneling Consultant

07:30
Registration opens and a continental breakfast is provided
08:00 - 08:30
Reflectorless AMTS Settlement Monitoring – Zhangwei Ning | Sixense Inc.

Automatic Motorized Total Station (AMTS) has been used for ground settlement, structural deformation monitoring in tunnel construction since 1990s. Compared to conventional manual survey, it provides continuous, near-real time measurements with minimal operator presence and maintenance on site after initial setup. AMTS is primarily known to operate in reflector mode, which requires installing optical prisms at monitoring points while being less known, it also operates in reflectorless mode measuring directly an object’s surface deformation with appropriate reflectivity. Such features make reflectorless AMTS an ideal technique for settlement monitoring when tunneling beneath major traffic roads, because it eliminates the interference to the traffic while providing timely monitoring data. This presentation introduces the principles of AMTS reflectorless system, with case studies of implementations of such system in some microtunneling projects in Southern California. With no traffic closure needed while allows for instant access to tunneling induced settlement data, it is proven to be an effective and practical tool to meet engineer’s requirement of neal-real time settlement monitoring as well as provide contractor with a cost effective, fast-mobilization solution.

Zhangwei Ning
Technical Manager | Sixense Group
08:30 - 09:15
Legal Niceties and Lawyer Talk – Tom Rosenberg | Roetzel & Andress

Mr. Rosenberg will provide an update on key legal issues in 2019 for underground contractors. He will address contract issues and cases that all underground contractors need to be aware of as well as the ever shifting risk allocations imposed on contractors.

Tom Rosenberg
Partner | Roetzel & Andress
09:15 - 10:00
Mechanized Trenchless Methods – Gerhard Lang | Herrenknecht AG

The presentation will cover the following:

  • Microtunneling and PipeJacking: trends and innovations
  • Direct Pipe® Technology: as alternative to HDD in highly permeable soil conditions
  • Pipe Express® :a semi trenchless pipeline installation method as alternative to open cut in restricted areas.
  • E-PowerPipe®: latest development for long distance cable installations (e.g. power transmission lines from the wind parks in the North Sea across Germany)
  • The new Downhole Jetpump Technology: ideal for long distance slurry microtunneling
  • New Mechanized Cross Passage construction technology: Pilote Project in Hongkong
  • Small diameter Segment Liner Technology (<4,8m)
  • Multimode and multi-liner systems: maximum flexibility in tunneling
  • Vertical Shaft Sinking technology: ideal for small footprints, settlement sensitive areas, deep shafts, no groundwater lowering required
Gerhard Lang
Business Development Manager - Utility Tunneling Division | Herrenknecht AG
10:00 - 10:15
Networking Break
10:15 - 10:45
VMT – Mathias Knoll | VMT
10:45 - 11:15
RPC Design for Challenging Siphon in Oregon – Cyrill Althuser | Jack Control

The jacking pipe is the main bearing structure on a microtunnel / pipe jack during construction and in case of a direct jacked pipe also during service life of the tunnel. This presentation sums up several important design and execution aspect of a reinforced concrete jacking pipe used for a microtunneled siphon with tight curve radius in the State of Oregon, US.

Cyrill Althuser
North American Representative | Jackcontrol AG
11:15 - 12:00
Separation Systems – Barry Sorteberg | Clean Slurry Technology

This presentation will cover proper selection of separation equipment to keep up with the production of solids generated by the new and highly sophisticated TBM’s available on the market.

Barry Sorteberg
Vice President | Clean Slurry Technology
12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Design, Bid, Build – Ingo Justen | Tunnel Services Group
14:00 - 14:30
Hobas Pipe – Bijan Khamanian | Hobas Pipe
Bijan Khamanian
Division Manager-West | Hobas Pipe
14:30 - 15:15
Job Histories from NYC, UK, Vancouver – John Grennan | Ward and Burke
John Grennan
Director | Ward & Burke
15:15 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00
Direct Pipe Through Hard Rock – Peter Hennig | Innovative Pipeline Crossings

Direct Pipe Through Hard Rock will cover the challenges and learning experiences of the highly technical Direct Pipe® Installation (DPI) on the Severn River in Ontario, Canada. The crossing was a key component of TransCanada’s Gravenhurst Pipeline Replacement Project, a 1.6km NPS36 replacement line.

Peter Hennig
President & CEO | IPC, Innovative Pipeline Crossings
16:00 - 16:30
Microtunneling in New England Rock – Jordan Bradshaw | Bradshaw Construction Corp

Bradshaw Construction is in the process of completing nearly 3,000′ LF of tunnel for the Goff Brook Overflow Closure project, a sanitary sewer installation in Wethersfield, Connecticut. The project has provided unique challenges and opportunities to advance the interests of both our organization and the client. Rock microtunneling always requires different considerations and usually offers lessons to be learned, and this project has been no exception. Additionally, the project has allowed for client-contractor collaboration to modify the original scope, which has included adding a 510′ LF drive on an 1,170′ radius curve in lieu of open cutting a major highway.

Jordan Bradshaw
Project Manager | Bradshaw Construction Group
17:00
NAMA Meeting – Location: Boulder Marriott
18:00 - 21:00
Akkerman’s 6th Annual Networking Reception in the Montrachet Ballroom at the Boulder Marriott
07:30
Registration opens and a continental breakfast is provided
08:00 - 08:30
The Adverse Effects of Differing Site Conditions – David Kennedy | BRH-Garver Construction
David Kennedy
Senior Project Manager | BRH-Garver Construction
08:30 - 09:15
Engineer’s Overreach into Means and Methods – Don Del Nero | Stantec
Don Del Nero
Tunnel & Trenchless Practice Leader | Stantec
09:15 - 10:00
Courting Litigation – Don Bergman | Frank Coluccio Construction
Don Bergman
Chief Estimator | Frank Coluccio Construction
10:00 - 10:15
Networking Break
10:15 - 10:45
Stand-Alone Gyro System – Keisuke Furuya | Tokyo-Keiki
10:45 - 11:30
Contractor Case History – Steve Leius | SECA Underground
11:30 - 12:00
Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink – Bob Goodfellow | Aldea Services
Bob Goodfellow
Senior Vice President | Aldea Services LLC
12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch
13:00 - 13:30
Direct Pipe Project History +20,000 ft – Maureen Carlin | Laney Drilling

In December 2017, Laney set a new world-record in length for the Direct Pipe® Method. This project included a shore approach execution into the Gulf of Mexico located in Cameron County, Texas. The total measured distance of the 42-inch diameter Direct Pipe® installation was 4,900 feet with an additional 1,350 feet of pipe pushed out to the offshore contractor. This was the longest Direct Pipe® installation at the time on construction worldwide. This presentation will discuss the project methodologies adopted by both the design and construction teams to successfully install the pipeline crossing. In addition, the case study will discuss the numerous challenges associated with installing a pipeline further than had ever been accomplished utilizing the Direct Pipe® Method.

Maureen Carlin
Strategic Marketing Manager | Lacey HDD
13:30 - 14:00
Deep / Wet, Launch and Reception Portals – Ratchapit (Oh) Dejthai | Microtunneling Inc.
Ratchapit (Oh) Dejthai
Director of Engineering | Microtunneling, Inc.
14:00 - 15:00
Contractor Round Table – Lester Bradshaw | Bradshaw Construction Group
Lester Bradshaw
President | Bradshaw Construction Corporation
15:00 - 15:15
Networking Break
15:15 - 15:45
Global Long Drive Experience – Andy King | IPC, Innovative Pipeline Crossings

Global Long Drive Experience will cover some key projects of the Bothar Group of Companies, including sea-outfall tunnelling and unique long distance (1km+) projects.

Andy King
VP of Operations | IPC, Innovative Pipeline Crossings
15:45 - 16:30
New Tunnel Guidance System by Akkerman – Troy Stokes | Akkerman
Troy Stokes
International Sales Manager | Akkerman Inc.
19:00
Reception & Banquet Dinner *A ticketed event. Location: Montrachet Ballroom (Click for more information)
*Achievement Awards:

​Steve Leius, SECA Underground Corporation
Brenden Tippets, Michels Corporation
Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht AG
Rich Palmer, Northeast Remsco Construction

*Military Veteran Scholarship Presentation
*Master of Microtunneling Awards (industry recognition for 20, 25, 30 years of service)
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