Underground at Mines hosts a free seminar series throughout the academic year featuring speakers from all aspects of the underground construction and tunneling industry — designers, contractors, consultants, owners, manufacturers, suppliers — to discuss current projects, case histories, technical advance and to pose industry challenges to our students and staff.

These events are a collaborative effort from the Center for Underground Construction and Tunneling, the University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure and the local student chapter of the Underground Construction Association (UCA).

These events are free and open to all. Please note: dates and presenters are subject to change. Past seminars are archived below with downloadable presentation notes and flyers available as noted.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

11/6/19: Hecla and Epiroc: The Development of the Hard-Rock, Narrow Vein Mobile Continuous Mechanical Miner (Click here for more info)

Presenter: George Sturgis, VP for Project Development (retired), Hecla Mining


RECENT SEMINARS

10/23/19: Building the Purple Line in Bethesda: A 16-Mile Light Rail Line Connection (Click here for more info)

Presenter: Jeff Hammer, Project Engineer, Traylor Bros.

10/9/19: The Geotechnical Engineering Response to Big Data: Reactive vs. Proactive ... You Can Choose (Click here for more info)

Presenter: Dr. Bachus, Civil Engineer, Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech

09/25/19: Disaster Strikes When a Tunnel Collapse Causes a Water Breach (Click here for more info)

Presenters: Melody Clay, EIT, Geotechnical Engineer, Brierley Associates, Bill Zietlow, PE, Senior Associate, Brierley Associates

09/11/19: The Underground Industry Professional Panel Discussion (Click here for more info)

Presenters: Presenters: Tim Fishel, Michels, Justin Carrico, The Walsh Group, Matthew Ulizio, Atkinson

09/04/19: University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (Event Flyer)

Presenter: Dr. Marte Gutierrez, James R. Paden Distinguished Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the DOT Tier 1 University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) at Colorado School of Mines

08/28/19: Tunneling Under the Hudson River (Event Flyer)

Presenter: Grant Millener, Engineering Manager, Kiewit

08/22/19: 2019 Fall Kick-Off and INfo Session (Event Flyer)

Presenters: Mike Mooney and Gabe Walton


ARCHIVED SEMINAR LISTINGS