SME promotes tunneling course at Colorado School of Mines

Kerry Clines

August 3, 2017

SME logoThe Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is promoting a short course, “Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations,” for tunneling and underground construction industry professionals at the Colorado School of Mines September 18-21, 2017. The three-and-a-half day course, which will be taught by experts from around the world, will focus on the fundamentals, application, and innovations of tunnel planning design and construction in soft ground, mixed ground, and hard rock and provide solutions to the unique challenges of underground construction.

In addition to classroom presentations, the course will offer break-out labs and demo sessions. 
Upon completion of the course, participants will earn 2.3 CEU (continuous education unit) credits. Short course topics include:


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SME offers Professional Engineer Review Course

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) will offer its Professional Engineer Review Course on Sept. 16-20, 2017, in St. Louis. The course will provide ...

  • Tunnel Project Planning
  • Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigation
  • Risk Management
  • Building Stations from Pilot Tunnels
  • Principles of Hard Rock TBM Tunneling
  • SR 99: Lessons from the Largest TBM Tunnel in the World
  • Precast Segmental Liner Design & Construction
  • Safety Design and Delivery
  • Conventional Excavation: Drill & Blast, Roadheaders
  • Construction Management
Those interested in attending the course can register at discounts are available. For more information, go to

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