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26th Annual Microtunneling Short Course


Leading Experts to Gather in Boulder, Colorado, Feb. 5-7th 2019

The agenda topics for the annual Microtunneling Short Course at the University of Colorado Boulder February 5-7, 2019, has been announced. This year’s emphasis will be noticeably different than the past 25 years’ agenda, as more content will focus on construction projects/histories, technologies, offshore contractors, high profile projects and the how-to’s of what’s being done in the microtunneling industry today. A one-day Pilot Tube/GBM Seminar will be held Feb. 4 at the Boulder Marriott, the host-hotel for the Microtunneling Short Course.

Classroom-style presentations covering technical topics and case histories will be presented by contractors, engineers and manufacturers/suppliers and will provide attendees with a better and more realistic view of the technology, owners will realize the benefits of the technologies and contractors will takeaway new insights.

The entire four-day seminar will be presented by experts in the industry who will cover everything from projects, legal issues, design and construction and include:

  • Michels’ 470-ft S curve under the Tualatin River in Oregon
  • Eurohinca case study on their construction of a 7,368-ft outfall
  • The Direct Pipe system by IPC and Laney using Herrenknecht equipment
  • Ward and Burke Microtunneling case histories on recent projects in New York, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom
  • New technology for settlement control, jacking force reduction, navigation and more

To view the full agenda, visit www.microtunnelingshortcourse.com/agenda.    

In addition to learning in a classroom setting, a variety of networking opportunities will be available inside the Boulder Marriott Montrachet Ballroom. On February 6 from 6-9 p.m., Akkerman, the Main Event Sponsor, will host the complimentary 6th Annual Networking reception. On February 7 at 7:00 p.m. we will host our annual ticketed Reception and Banquet Dinner where the Achievement Awards will be presented followed by our Military Veteran Scholarship Presentation.

Attendees can register for the Microtunneling Short Course which kicks off on Feb. 4 with a one-day Pilot Tube/GBM Seminar, followed by the three-day Short Course Feb. 5-7, by visiting www.microtunnelingshortcourse.com.  

The Microtunneling Short Course is presented by course directors Timothy Coss, Microtunneling, Inc., and Dr. Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Engineering, as well as Jim Rush, Editor of Trenchless Technology.