The Center hosts a UC&T seminar series throughout the Fall and Spring that brings in speakers from all aspects of the UC&T industry - designers, contractors, consultants, owners, manufacturers, suppliers - to discuss current projects, case histories, technical advances, and to pose challenges to our students and staff on needs for the industry.

We regularly collaborate with our student chapters of the Underground Construction Association (UCA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) to co-sponsor seminars. Our 2012 seminars are listed below.

04/24/2013: Sound Transit's University Link Light Rail TBM Tunnel (PDF)

Presenters: Matthew Burdick, P.E., and Richard McLane, Traylor Bros.

04/03/2013: Underground Industry & McCook Tunnel Project (PDF)

Presenter: Jeff Petersen, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Infrastructure Co.

03/20/2013: Norwegian Method of Tunneling (NMT) (PDF)

Presenter: Dr. Marte Gutierrez, Colorado School of Mines

02/13/2013: New Irvington Tunnel Design and Construction

Presenter: Glenn M. Boyce, Ph.D., P.E., Jacobs Associates

01/30/2013: The Complexity and Challenges of Tunneling (PDF)

Presenter: Lok Home, President, The Robbins Company

01/09/2013: Design and Construction of Emergency Repairs to the Laguna Beach Interceptor Tunnel (PDF)

Presenter: David Jurich, Vice President, Hatch Mott MacDonald

12/05/2012: Real-Time Monitoring for Underground Construction & Tunneling (PDF)

Presenter: Boris Caro Vargas, General Manager, SolData, Inc.

11/28/2012: Overview of Design and Construction of Large Tunnels (PDF)

Presenter: Todd M. Kilduff, Senior Project Manager, Brierley Associates, LLC

10/22/2012: Los Angeles Metro Subway (PDF)

Presenter: Amanda Elioff, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB)

10/10/2012: Techniques to Explore the Unknown Conditions Ahead of a Tunnel Boring Machine...and some other cool stuff! (PDF)

Presenter: Mike Mooney, Ph.D., P.E., Colorado School of Mines

10/01/2012: Widening an Existing Tunnel... Not as Easy as You'd Think! (PDF)

Presenters: Jim Bemelen and Ben Acimovic of CDOT; Tim Maloney of Edward Kraemer & Sons; Howard Hume of Yeh & Associates; Taro Nonaka of Obayashi Corp.

09/21/2012: Modern Tunneling for Cities - Principles and Case Histories (PDF)

Presenter: Vojtech Gall, Ph.D., P.E., Gall-Zeidler Consultants

09/19/2012: Large Tunnel Design, Alaskan Way Tunnel Case History (PDF)

Presenter: Bill Hansmire, SVP, Parson Brinckerhoff (PB)

09/12/2012: McCook Reservoir Tunnel (PDF)

Presenters: Josh Armstrong and Ben Seling of Kiewit Infrastructure Company