Due to lingering uncertainties regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the 13th annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course has been rescheduled as an online-only event. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, Oct. 5-9.


Although the format is different from years past, Breakthroughs in Tunneling will offer the same world-class instruction from leading industry professionals, focusing on real-world solutions for real-world problems. With the virtual instruction interface, attendees will have the opportunity to not only see presentations, but also network with the instructors and panelists, other attendees and the conference sponsors.


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The Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course is the oldest course of its kind. It is organized by Dr. Levent Ozdemir, a leading consultant and retired professor who has been recognized internationally for his contributions to the tunneling industry. Since its inception in 2008, the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course has drawn more than 1,500 attendees from across the country, as well as internationally.


Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive 2 CEU credits. For more information, visit tunnelingshortcourse.com.


Session topics will include:


Monday, Oct. 5

Planning, Geotechnical Investigations, Tunnel Design and Risk Mitigation


Tuesday, Oct. 6

Innovations and Latest Developments in Hard Rock, Soft and Mixed-Ground Tunnel Construction


Wednesday, Oct. 7

Challenges and Opportunities in Super-Large Diameter Tunnel Design and Construction


Thursday, Oct. 8

Innovations in Ground Improvement and Support Precast and Final Lining Design and Construction


Friday, Oct. 9

Tunnel Instrumentation, Settlement Control, Process Optimization and Cost Estimating


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The full agenda and registration are coming soon. Registration for the full five-day course is $495. One-day sessions are also available for $150. Registration and full agenda are coming soon.


For sponsorship information, contact Maura Bourquin at  mbourquin@benjaminmedia.com or 330-940-2211.


SOURCE – Benjamin Media Inc.


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