Geohazard Mitigation Techniques

Geohazard Mitigation Techniques

September 10, 2019 501 Railroad Street, Elko, NV 89801

GeoStabilization’s Trevor Ames, P. Eng. will be facilitating the geotechnical hazards workshop with other experienced professionals to better understand the complexities of geohazards. This workshop has been developed to provide a practical approach to analyzing and implementing remediation strategies for both rock and soil improvements issues as it relates to the mining industry. It provides an overview of state-of- the-art techniques and tools needed to conduct ground instability investigation, analysis, modeling and final mitigations strategies.

From this workshop participants should leave with a better understanding of:

  • Geohazard recognition (Factors that influence Geotechnical hazards)
  • Geotechnical considerations for highwall designs
  • Highwall/slope remediation techniques and investigation protocols
  • Rockfall mitigation techniques including Stabilization and Protection methodologies and,5. Slope monitoring techniques
  • Soil improvements – Slope / foundation stability/ sub-surface evaluations
  • Retaining walls fundamentals
  • Grouting techniques and practices – Seepage reduction / Sink holes / mine voids
  • Critical Slope Monitoring practices and Risk Reduction Monitoring

Please contact Trevor Ames, P. Eng. for more details. The workshop will be held at The Western Folkline Center in Elko, Nevada.

Speakers

Event Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 am
Check In

Coffee & Snacks provided.

8:30 - 8:40 am
Introduction/Goals

Presenter: Trevor Ames

8:40 - 9:20 am
Site Geomorphology

Presenter: Dr. Martin Woodard

9:20 - 10:00 am
Soil Slope Stabilization with Soil Nails

Presenter: Cameron Lobato

10:00 - 10:15 am
Reinforced & Geosynthetic Confined Wall Technology (Case Studies & Applications)

Presenter: Cameron Lobato

10:15 - 10:45 am
Break

Short break.

10:45 - 11:30 am
Soil Nail/Rock Bolt Types (Advantages / Disadvantages)

Presenter: Cameron Lobato

11:30 - 12:15 pm
Compaction Grouting Techniques

Presenter: Jason Langer

12:15 - 12:45 pm
Lunch Break

Lunch will be provided.

12:45 - 1:30 pm
Critical Slope Monitoring & Risk Reduction Monitoring

Presenters: Steve Borron, John Metzger, and Pieter Bas Leezenberg

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Current Active Monitoring Practices

Presenters: Steve Borron, John Metzger, and Pieter Bas Leezenberg

2:15 - 2:30 pm
Practical Rock Slope Engineering

Presenter: Dr. Martin Woodard

2:30 - 3:15 pm
Break

Short break.

3:15 - 4:00 pm
Innovative Techniques for Rockfall Mitigation

Presenter: Dr. Martin Woodard

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Mining Applications / Questions and Answers

Presenter: Trevor Ames

Registration

Geohazard Mitigation Techniques
This is a no-cost workshop that also includes a complementary lunch. PDH certificates will be issued for each participant at the workshop’s satisfactory conclusion.