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Engaging Short Course

Short Courses are an excellent training opportunity to learn about new technologies, innovations and practical applications used in today's tunneling and underground construction industry.


Shotcrete in Underground Construction

Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | $400 Member | $510 Nonmember

Short courses are an additional ticketed function

Course registration includes:

Lunch and coffee breaks
Course materials


This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of shotcrete for ground support in underground construction. It is intended for industry professionals including owners, engineering students, designers, contractors, consultants, and suppliers involved in the design, planning, and construction of tunneling projects utilizing shotcrete.

Start End Session Instructor
8:00 AM 8:05 AM Welcome Goss
8:05 AM 8:30 AM Overview of Shotcrete Hanskat
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Mix Design Hanskat
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete Geers
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Break -
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Equipment Lacerda
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Placement: hand & mechanical Townsend/Lacerda
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Water Proofing & Shooting Layers Townsend
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Lunch -
12:30 PM 1:00 PM Surface Preparation Goss
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Safety Thompson
1:30 PM 2:00 PM QA/QC, Certification Goss
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Break -
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Repair and Rehabilitation Robertson
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Case Study Fuegenschuh
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Q&A Panel Discussion All


Christoph Goss, PhD, PE, PMP, F.ASCE, Senior Associate / Tunnels & Underground, Schnabel Engineering
Charles Hanskat, PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE, American Shotcrete Association Executive Director
Kevin Robertson, National Sales Manager, Materials: Shotcrete, Tunneling & Mining, Sika Corporation
Bill Geers, P.E. Business Development & Technical Manager, Bekaert Underground Solutions
Lauro Lacerda, MSc, PE, Independent Consultant, ClearTech Inc
Raul Bracamontes, President, Bracamontes Consulting
Frank Townsend, President, Patriot Shotcrete
Norbert Fuegenschuh, Area manager, Beton und Monierbau USA


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Over four decades of conferences, RETC provides both the experienced tunneling professional and the individual just starting in the business the opportunity to stay connected while integrating new ideas and innovations into contracting, design, and construction.

Bill Mariucci
Team Leader, Kiewit infrastructure Co.
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