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Upcoming Events

AusRock 2018 – 28-30 Nov 2018 Sydney Australia,

The AusRock 2018 conference will provide an update to all mining industry geotechnical personnel on best practice in both Australasia and overseas. AusRock 2018 provides a vehicle for information exchange between the coal and metalliferous sectors of the industry with a focus on new technologies and developments, industry needs and mine site problem solving, and practical case studies. Abstracts are invited from prospective authors throughout Australasia and internationally.

Conference themes

  • Ground support – tendon systems, surface liners, injection systems in open cut and underground mining
  • Alternative materials in ground control
  • Geotechnical instrumentation, monitoring and data management
  • Mine design – geotechnical considerations
  • Geotechnical design methodologies
  • Geomechanics of multiseam, multireef and complex orebodies
  • Geotechnical challenges in extreme mining environments
  • Backfill technologies
  • Pillar design and performance
  • Rock mass characterisation techniques and practice
  • Regional stability
  • Slope stability
  • Geotechnical risk management
  • Best practice case studies
  • New challenges and innovations in ground control
  • Numerical modelling in design
  • Mine subsidence – prediction and control
  • Caving mechanics and control
  • Dynamic mining events and managing large deformations
  • Geotechnical education and training

SDIMI 2019, 27 – 29 May 2019 in Sydney, Australia

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP) at the University of NSW are proud to announce that they will jointly host the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI 2019).

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