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Rock Engineering for Managers in Hard Rock Tabular Mines

Event Start Date September 8, 2010, 12:00 am
Event End Date September 9, 2010, 12:00 am
Location Misty Hills Conference Centre, Cradle Of Humankind, Gauteng
Location Misty Hills Conference Centre, Johannesburg
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Rock related accidents remain one of the major causes of injuries and fatalities in South African hard rock tabular mines. These accidents can also have a significant economic impact on operations. It is therefore imperative that managers, planners, and mine inspectors are aware of the critical aspects of current rock engineering practice.

This school will provide a comprehensive summary of current rock engineering practice and will highlight the critical aspects that managers need to consider during design and operation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

  1. Cocktail Sponsor – R15 000
  2. Delegate Bags – R15 000
  3. Pens & Pads - R10 000

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator

Conference Co-ordinator
Raymond van der Berg
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Sponsorship Package details can be downloaded in download section below

 

Sponsors

The SAIMM and the conference organising committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their invaluable contribution:

Exhibitor Sponsor:

Minova
ncm

 

 

Objectives

To inform and update managers and senior mining personnel of the critical aspects of current rock engineering practice in hard rock tabular mines.

 

Organising Committee

Conference Committee Chairman
William Joughin

 

Who should attend

The conference should be of interest to the following people:

• Mine Managers
• Mine Engineers
• Mine Planners
• Inspectors
• Union Representatives

 

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of the
Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.



Programme

Wednesday 8 September 2010

SESSION 1:
Geology and rock mechanics fundamentals

07:30–08:00 Registration and Coffee

08:00–08:10 Opening Address President
SAIMM/SANIRE

08:10–09:10 Geology and mining environment
Trevor Rangasamy, Middindi Consulting

09:10–10:10 Rock mechanics design criteria and rock mechanics modelling philosophy
Matthew Handley, Independent Consultant

10:10–10:30 Mid-Morning Refreshments

SESSION 2:
Legal aspects, design process, education and training

10:30–11:15: Legal requirements in rock engineering practice
Willem Le Roux, Brink, Cohen and Le Roux

11:15–12:00 Design and implementation process flow
Riaan Carstens, AngloGold Ashanti

12:00–12:30 Rock mechanics training requirements
Johan Hanekom, Middindi Consulting

12:30–13:30 Lunch

SESSION 3:
Rock engineering aspects of mining layout and support design

13:30–14:15 Rock mechanics aspects of bushveld mining layout and support design
Noel Fernandes, Impala Platinum

14:15–15:00 Rock mechanics aspects of deep gold mining layout and support design
Sean Murphy, AngloGold Ashanti

15:00–15:20 Mid-Afternoon Refreshments

SESSION 4:
Rock related accidents and risk

15:20–15:50 Rock related accidents in mines
Duncan Adams, Independent Consultant

15:50–16:20 Risk in rock Engineering Design
William Joughin, SRK Consulting

16:20–16:30 End of day summary

16:30 – 18:00 Cocktail Party


Thursday 9 September 2010

SESSION 5:
Rock engineering investigation

07:30–08:00 Registration and Coffee

08:00–09:00 Geotechnical investigation
Robert Armstrong, SRK Consulting

09:00–10:00 Rock testing and rock properties
Halil Yilmaz, University of the Witwatersrand

10:00–10:20 Mid-Morning Refreshments

SESSION 6:
Instrumentation and monitoring

10:20–11:20 Mine Seismology
Friedemann Essrich, Sim Consulting

11:20–12:20 The use of instrumentation to understand rock mass behaviour
Francois Malan, Groundwork

12:20–13:20 Lunch

SESSION 7:
Rock engineering design

13:20–14:20 Pillar behaviour and pillar design
Greg More OʼFerral, SRK Consulting

14:20–15:20 Support behaviour and support design
Matthew Handley, Independent Consultant

15:20–15:40 Mid-Afternoon Refreshments

SESSION 8:
Rock engineering modelling—applications

15:40–16:40 Rock engineering modelling—applications
William Joughin, SRK Consulting

16:40–16:45 Chairmanʼs closing remarks

 

Registration Fees

Registration

 

Registration Fee SAIMM Members

R 5 500

Registration Fee – Non SAIMM Members

R 5 900

Registration Fee – Student/ Retired Members

R 2 000

 

Please note:
Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2011, for attending this event
Registration fee does not include accommodation
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Conference Registration form may be downloaded from the download section below

 

Accommodation

The conference will be hosted at the Misty Hills Conference Centre, which is located in the Cradle of Humankind in Muldersdrift.

For more information visit: www.recreationafrica.co.za

Please Note:
Registration fee does not include accommodation
Conference Registration form may be downloaded from download section below

 

Call for papers

The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:

Conference Co-ordinator,
SAIMM, PO Box 61127,
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa.

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Contact

Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Downloads

The following items may be downloaded from the download section below:

1) First Announcement & Preliminary Programme
2) Registration Form
3) Sponsorship Opportunity Form
4) Second Announcement & Programme

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