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September 2017

Underground Lunch and Learn: Holistic Underground Engineering: Success Requires Much More than Technical Capability

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Join the underground community for a special presentation from Bruce Grewcock, Chairman and CEO of Kiewit, on Holistic Underground Engineering. Lunch provided for attendees at noon. Don't miss our special presentation from this Mines alum and champion of underground education at Colorado School of Mines. Please arrive promptly at noon for lunch. Presentation will start shortly after. Berthoud Hall 243 Visit underground.mines.edu for more information.

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October 2017

Underground Lunch & Learn

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free
Pedestrian Plaza

Join the Mines underground community for lunch and a special presentation on the Lake Mead Intake Project by Gregg Sherry of Brierley Associates. Lunch is provided for attendees who arrive promptly at noon. Location: Berthoud Hall 243

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Underground Lunch & Learn: Extreme Engineering

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

This week's topic is Extreme Engineering Part II: The Rondout Bypass Tunnel. Matt Swinton, Kiewit, returns to update us on the Rondout Bypass Tunnel Project. Last year, we learned about the design and planning of certain facets of this project which are now built. Join us for a thorough update on progress and an assessment of what comes next. Berthoud Hall 243 Matt Swinton is a senior vice president of Kiewit Infrastructure Co., part of Kiewit Corporation. He serves as…

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Underground Lunch & Learn

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

Join the Underground at Mines community for a presentation from Dr. Marte Gutierrez, Director of the University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure. This talk will reveal Methods of Back-Analysis of Tunnel Response through an assessment of various methods and a case study of a tunnel project in China. Free lunch provided for attendees! Wednesday, October 25 Noon-1 p.m. Berthoud Hall 243

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November 2017

Underground Lunch & Learn

November 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

Join the Underground at Mines community for a special presentation from Nick Chen, Regional VP and Chief Engineer at Jacobs Engineering. Free lunch provided for all attendees. All are welcome! Faculty and staff, undergraduates, graduates and postdocs. Berthoud Hall 243 November 1 Noon-1 p.m. PORT OF MIAMI TUNNEL: CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN AND INNOVATIONS The Port of Miami Tunnel project is a highly complex project that includes design, build, finance, operation and maintenance. This project is a 35-year concession agreement between the…

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Underground Lunch and Learn: Modern vs. Conventional: Comparing TBM and Drill & Blast Methods

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

In the modern-day tunneling industry, one outdated perception remains: Traditional, tested methods are always the best. When presented with difficult ground—from fault zones to water inflows to mixed face conditions—many consultants and contractors rely on decades-old field studies and conclude that conventional excavation methods like drill and blast are the best option.  With today’s Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) technology, this assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern TBMs are highly adaptable and capable of offering all of the same…

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January 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

Join the underground community for their first Spring Lunch and Learn about the growing field of underground construction and tunnel engineering.  As always, lunch will be provided.

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

January 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

I-70 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR, PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Interstate 70, between Denver and Vail, was constructed between 1960 and 1980. Population growth in Colorado and the growth of the world class recreation industry in the mountains have resulted in the highway having inadequate capacity. In 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the corridor communities partnered on a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement laying out a 50 year plan for transportation in the corridor to increase transportation capacity…

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February 2018

Underground Lunch & Learn

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch provided.

BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL The Billy Bishop City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel in Toronto is the first known underwater pedestrian tunnel to an airport facility in the world. It was constructed in the thinly horizontally bedded Georgian Bay Shale formation characteristic of Southern Ontario, and employed a unique pre- support technique comprised of seven 1.85m diameter interlocking horizontal secant drift bores, each sequentially drilled by tunnel boring machines and backfilled with mass concrete. This presentation will describe the…

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Underground Lunch & Learn

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

JUDGEMENT AND COMMON SENSE IN UNDERGROUND ENGINEERING Dr. Ralph Peck once famously asked, “Where Has All the Judgement Gone?” In an era of instant gratification, “big data” and high-powered software, this question has never been more pertinent. Mr. Vitale will present several examples witnessed over his career where a little judgement or common sense would have gone a long way. Some of these stories may amuse you; others may horrify you, but all will leave you shaking your head –…

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March 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

March 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

SEISMIC DESIGN & ANALYSIS OF HIGH SPEED RAIL INFRASTRUCTURES Dr. Anoosh Shamsabadi, PE. ASCE Transportation Engineering Manager, California High Speed Rail Authority The primary focus of the seminar will be to highlight the importance of coupling the knowledge and expertise of both Bridge Engineers as well as Geo-engineers in order to simulate the real behavior of the California High Speed Rail (CHSR) complex infrastructures subjected to seismic excitation. The theme of this seminar is innovation and advancement of technology in earthquake…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

MICROTUNNELING AND OTHER TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES Brenden Tippets, Michels Tunneling Michels Tunneling uses a variety of techniques to complete challenging tunnels in all locations and soil conditions for pipelines, water mains and storm and sanitary sewers. The team has worked in dense urban settings, under waterways, highways and environmentally sensitive areas, in the largest cities and in the most remote regions. The presentation, by Brenden Tippets, is an introduction to trenchless methods and project overview of several projects in construction as…

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April 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

April 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

What does the construction manager do on a tunnel job? You probably have a pretty good idea what the designer does on a tunnel project, and you know that the contractor excavates the tunnel and completes the work. But what about the construction manager? What is their role? In this session you’ll hear the story of one construction manager’s involvement with three exciting tunnel projects over the past 10 years, including the Brightwater Conveyance project near Seattle, the DC Clean…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

About Obayashi Corporation and Its Achievements in USA Presentation by Fumi Katafuchi and Darrell Liebno, Obayashi Corporation Obayashi Corporation (OC), with its history of 125 years, is one of the world’s leading construction contractors and is consistently ranked in the top 20 of ENR’s Top 225 Global Contractors. Obayashi Corporation performs all forms alternative project delivery such as bid-build, design-build, CMGC and other negotiated procurements. Obayashi’s depth is strengthened by its Technical Research Institute with $100 million annual investment to…

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May 2018

Grouting and Ground Improvement Short Course

May 14, 2018 @ 7:30 am - May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM), 1650 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
$1600

Grouting and Ground Improvement is a three-day course that covers engineering, equipment, materials and methods for grouting and ground modification used in civil and geotechnical engineering, underground construction, tunneling and mining. It includes topics in engineering, equipment, materials and methods for grouting and ground modifications used on various types of projects. The course consists of classroom presentations by internationally-recognized experts and hands-on laboratory demonstrations and testing of grouts and grouting methods as well as off-campus field demos.

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August 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

August 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch will be provided
Edgar Mine

Mines was ranked first in the world in mineral and mining engineering in the QS World University Rankings. Join the Underground at Mines community on Wednesdays this semester to learn about this growing field, the amazing job opportunities in tunnel engineering and construction, how to build your knowledge in underground and how to get involved in underground activities at Mines. Meet the Underground at Mines multidisciplinary faculty and learn about degree programs and research opportunities. Free lunch will be provided…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

August 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

Learn about the $7.5 million University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) at Colorado School of Mines funded by US Department of Transportation under the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface    Transportation) Act. Dr. Marte Gutierrez will provide the background for the center, its organization, the research areas it will focus on, the “real-time adaptive system” that will drive the entire research agenda of the Center and its educational, training, outreach and technology transfer activities. Students will be provided with information…

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September 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch will be provided

Tunnel Boring Machines in Urban Soils: How they work, Why they work, When they work.   Summary: Tunnel boring machines from six feet in diameter to nearly 60 feet in diameter are constructing road, train, water,and utility tunnels in urban environments all over the U.S. Most of these tunnels are in soils – from silts, sands and clays to gravels, cobbles and weathered rock. This lunch and learn will provide an overview of these amazing machines including the challenges they…

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January 2019

Underground Lunch & Learn: Tunnelling technology in Norway, with particular emphasis on deep subsea tunnels

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Free, lunch provided.

Tunnelling technology in Norway, with particular emphasis on deep subsea tunnels Bjørn Nilsen, Professor of Geological Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Henki Ødegaard, Ph.D. candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Tunneling activity in Norway has remained at a high level for a long period, with an average of about 5 mill. M3 excavated annually. The activity of a wide range of different projects will be discussed. Tunnels under sea represents a…

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