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MDEng is pleased to announce that Ms. Anna Perry has joined our team. Ms. Anna Perry brings 5 years of industry experience and a Master’s degree in mining geomechanics to the Mine Design team. She has extensive hands-on experience with geotechnical data collection, shotcrete and backfill mix... Read More
Around the world, many mine operators are finding it a challenge to manage project delays and cost overruns relating to construction and expansion projects. Some of the key reasons for this situation are: An increase in the number of construction projects in the pipeline at many mines, both new... Read More
The development or expansion of underground mines, surface mines, and most major civil engineering projects requires site-specific rock engineering. Due to this, the success or failure or a project, as well as its ongoing safety status and productivity record, can be significantly influenced by... Read More
Dr. Ehsan Ghazvinian will be presenting his paper titled “Progress of Brittle Micro-fracturing in Crystalline Rocks Under Cyclic Loading Conditions” at AfriRock 2017 – the 2017 ISRM International Symposium. The conference runs from September 30 to October 6, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa.... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Oke will be presenting his paper titled “Design Considerations for Shallow Urban Tunnels in Weak/Soft Ground Conditions” at the 6th International Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference (iYGEC6), in Seoul, South Korea, on September 17th 2017. Dr. Oke will also be attending the 19th... Read More
Geological formations and structures in underground mines are often subject to significant levels of stress. Essentially, these stresses can be divided into two main types: static stress and dynamic stress. Because static stress is mostly caused by the weight of the geological strata above a... Read More