A two-week course covering soft ground and hard rock tunnel techniques. Shield tunneling and equipment, liner plate installation, jack-leg drilling and mucking operations are emphasized. The use of drilling, blasting and grouting techniques under hard rock conditions is covered.

Graduates must demonstrate the ability to select and use spiling boards, breast boards, straw and other related materials for installation of liner plates to a proficiency and production standard generally accepted in the industry.

Prerequisites: Confined Space Entry

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