Short Course on Tunneling at Kathmandu

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2018-08-21 - 2018-08-24

Radission Hotel, Lazimpat

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Mverman is organizing a 4 days "short course on Tunnelling" in Kathmandu Nepal. Dr. Manoj Verman a Tunnelling & Rock Engineering Expert will be the speaker of this program.

This program will be held form 21-24 August, 2018 at Radission Hotel, Kathmandu.

Course Content


  1. Philosophy of Tunnelling
  2. Fundamentals of rock mechanics related to tunnelling
  3. Site investigation and ground characterisation
  4. Geological factors affecting tunnelling
  5. Tunnel Construction Techniques: TBM, drill-&-blast, road-headers, cut-&-cover tunnels, ripping, ground treatment, dewatering


  1. Tunnel alignment selection issues
  2. New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM), Norwegian Method of Tunnelling (NMT), ADECO-RS Method
  3. Tunnel support design
  4. Numerical methods of analysis and design of tunnels using various software tools from Rocsicence, world's leading developers of     geotechnical software
  5. Rock bolts and dowels, Shortcrete


  1. Tunnelling hazards: squeezing, rock burst, chimney formation, face collapse, flooding etc.
  2. Tunnelling through squeezing ground conditions
  3. Ground improvement techniques: grouting, forepoling, face dowels, roof umbrella, ground freezing


  1. Constraints of urban tunnelling
  2. Cut-&-cover metro structures
  3. Planning and logistics aspects of mechanized metro tunnelling
  4. Tunnel instrumentation<
  5. Design of concrete lining
  6. Segmental tunnel lining
  7. Tunnel waterproofin
  8. Tunnelling case histories from India and abroad

Course Fee: 

  1. NPR 17,500 per participant for individuals from Nepal
  2. NPR 24,000 per participant for organisations/companies from Nepal
  3. INR 20,000 per participant (plus GST 18% for participants from SAARC Countries except Nepal
  4. USD 550 per participant (plus GST @18%) for participants from other Countries.

Trainer profile: Dr Manoj Verman

  1. Tunnelling & Rock Engineering Consultant
  2. President, International Commission on “Hard Rock Excavation”
  3. President, Indian National Group of ISRM
  4. Past Vice President at Large, ISRM Board (https:/
  5. Past Vice President, Indian Society of Engineering Geology

For more information about the event, please download program prospectus here

Short Courses on Tunnelling Kathmandu Nepal

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