Next Meeting: Waste Dumps and Backfill – Melbourne – November 23 and 24, 2017

Our second meeting for 2017 will be held at the Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Waste dump design and backfill engineering is a critical aspect of geotechnical engineering for underground and open pit operations. Ensuring that design specifications are adequate, QAQC is effective and that implementation goes as planned is key to ensuring the longevity of an operation.

In this workshop, the EAGCG explore challenges, lessons learnt, new technologies and design principles of backfill and waste dump design with presenters both from active mining operations, consultancies and suppliers.

Registrations are now open to secure your place at this workshop. Early-bird registrants get a discount.

If you’re interested in presenting, please contact the EAGCG.

Last Meeting – Shotcrete

Our first meeting for 2017 was held in May in Sydney.

110 ground control practitioners from the mining, tunnelling and civil Industries heard 15 presenters give 19 presentations. Keynote presentations were given by Dr Harry Asche and Dr Stefan Bernard.

The Australian Shotcrete Society (AUSS) presented a well-received educational series on shotcrete covering all aspects of shotcrete including admixtures, mix design principles, application equipment specification and field and laboratory testing.

The overall feeling was that once again the EAGCG delivered a high quality excellent value-for-money meeting. A vote of thanks needs to be given to all our presenters and to our sponsors


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