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Interstate Technical Group on Abandoned Underground Mines (ITGAUM) 7th Biennial Meeting

Schedule of Events, Technical Sessions and Field Trips

All technical sessions to be held in Salon D

March 24, 2008
12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Registration, front lobby of hotel
Richard Ryan (KSDOT), George Davis, Bruce Harvel or Charles Geiger (MoDOT)
March 25, 2008
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration, front lobby of hotel
Richard Ryan (KSDOT), George Davis, Bruce Harvel or Charles Geiger (MoDOT)
8:00 - 9:45 a.m. Technical Session I - Introductions, Overview
Moderator: George Davis, Missouri Dept. of Transportation
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome to ITGAUM '08/ Housekeeping, last-minute schedule changes, introduction of new steering committee.
George Davis (MoDOT)
8:10 - 8:20 a.m. Welcome to ITGAUM from MoDOT. Brief comments on importance of the group.
Dave Ahlvers, P.E. (MoDOT Division Engineer, Construction and Materials Division)
8:20 - 9:20 a.m. "Mine Subsidence Engineering - An Overview"
Gennaro Marino, PhD, P.E. (Marino Engineering Associates, Inc.)
9:20 - 9:45 a.m. "Overview of Coal and Lead/Zinc Mine-related Void and Subsidence Problems and Abatement in Southeast Kansas"
Fred Foshag (Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Surface Mining Section)
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break with refreshments
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Technical Session II - Geophysics Revisited
Moderator: John Szturo, HNTB
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. "Imaging Lava Tubes for Engineering Design"
Kanaan Hanna,Zapata Engineering, Blackhawk Division; Steve Hodges (Zapata Engineering, Blackhawk Division); James Pfeiffer (Zapata Engineering, Blackhawk Division); Haramy, Khamis, (Federal Highway Administration)
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. "Use of the Surface Wave Seismic Method to Image an Abandoned Underground Mine"
Billington, Edward D. (Schnabel Engineering); Palm, Rick J. (Barr Engineering); and Grosser, Aaron T. (Barr Engineering)
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. "Longwall Mining and Subsidence in America - Then and Now"
David Knott (Private Consultant)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Technical Session III
Moderator: Tom Lefchik, US Federal Highway Administration
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. "From Design to Construction: Coal Mine Treatments Along an Interstate Interchange"
Donald Gaffney (Michael Baker Corp.)
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. "Mapping Underground Mine Workings on the Mesabi Iron Range, Minnesota."
Dale Cartwright, Julie Oreskovich, and Matt Oberhelman (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Lands and Minerals)
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. "Mine Void Detection Demonstration Projects"
George Gardner, (US Dept. of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA))
2:30 p.m. to 2: 45 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Technical Session IV
Moderator: George Davis, Missouri Dept. of Transportation
2:45-3:15 p.m. "Investigation, Design, and Construction for a Highway Interchange Over Abandoned Lead and Zinc Mines -Route 249 Joplin, Missouri"
John Szturo (HNTB)
3:15 -4:15 p.m. Pryor Rd. and I-470 Remediation, Lees' Summit, MO
Pat Carr (Judy Co.)
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Title To Be Announced
Jim Sabin (Roctest, Inc.) or Davis Forrester (Earthtech)
  Dinner on March 25 will be ON YOUR OWN.
March 26, 2008
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Field trip to underground mines and related sites in the Kansas City Area.
8:00 a.m. Depart Embassy Suites for Hunt Martin Stamper Underground Mine at Ferrelview, MO
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Enroute to Hunt Martin Stamper Underground Limestone Production Mine
8:20 - 11:15 a.m. Underground Mine Tour/Aggregate Quality Control Presentation
11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Enroute to Lafarge Underground Mine Remediation at Sugar Creek, MO
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Lafarge Mine Remediation Tour
2:45 - 3.00 p.m. Enroute to Hunt Midwest Subtropolis Underground Developed Storage and Office Complex at Randolph, MO
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Subtropolis Underground Developed Storage and Office Complex Tour
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Return to Embassy Suites
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner at Hotel.
Keynote Speaker: Don Woodard
Subject: Thirty Years of Underground Mine Remediation and Experiences in the Kansas City Area.
March 27, 2008
6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Meeting of ITGAUM Member States
8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Technical Session V - Member States' Experiences
Individual ITGAUM Member States:
Missouri - George Davis
North Dakota - Bill Dodd
Alabama - Willard Sitz
New York - Douglas Hadjin
Kansas - Richard Ryan
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break with refreshments
10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
Future Directions for Underground Mine Remediation,
Future of ITGAUM,
Pooled-Fund Solicitations From Member States, Progress of Best Practices Manual
Discussion Leaders: Tom Lefchik, FHWA, George Davis, MoDOT
Panel Members: Tom Lefchik, George Davis, John Szturo, others to be announced or determined.
"Official" end of ITGAUM '08
Updated: 06/30/2015
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