Next Meeting – Shotcrete Workshop – May, Sydney

The next meeting will combine a workshop and seminars. It will be in May 2017 at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney. It will combine a best practice workshop on Day 1 with a series of presentations on Day 2. Details will be provided very soon.

New Technology – Getting smarter in these challenging times

The EAGCG’s (the Group) 2016 meeting was held on October 13 and 14 at The Marriott Hotel in Brisbane.

Ninety-five ground control practitioners from the Mining, Tunnelling and Civil industries heard 33 presenters give 34 presentations. Two excellent keynotes presentations were given by Dr. Erik Eberhardt, Director of Geological Engineering and Professor of Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering at UBC in Vancouver:
 “Transitioning from open pit to underground mass mining”; and
 “Managing large open pit rock slope hazards”.

The Group could not have provided such a high-quality meeting at such a reasonable cost if not for the generous support of the 20 sponsors.


Keeping our Members email details up-to-date is an ongoing problem. Each email-out we get bouncebacks. If we can’t find the new email addresses of these Members we have to delete them; unfortunately losing contact with them until they again contact us.

To get around this issue we’re migrating to the use of LinkedIn to handle all communications with our Member. The majority of industry professionals have LinkedIn accounts. Already we have over 100 of our Members Linked to our EAGCG Group. If you’ve not already done so, can you please become one of them and this way be assured that you’ll keep up to date with the activities of your Group.