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 Expert  726097

Expert in Underground & Opencut Mining Rock Mechanics Geotechnical Engineering, Shotcrete, Ground Support


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Victoria
Australia
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He has conducted research into rockbolts subject to shear loading and is currently active working with non destructive testing of rock reinforcement
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anchor bolt

He has conducted research into rockbolts subject to shear loading and is currently active working with non destructive testing of rock reinforcement
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high-strength bolt

He has conducted research into rockbolts subject to shear loading and is currently active working with non destructive testing of rock reinforcement
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rock bolt

He has developed a field testing device for the testing of shear capcity of shotcrete at early (green) stage and mature stage - also has done some background research in the bonding capability of shotcrete.
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shotcrete

5 Years as practising geotechnical engineer on gold mines
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gold mining

Develop a new waste dump process for the brown coal operations in the Latrobe Valley - Victoria Australia
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mining waste

Practising rock mechanics / Geotechnical engineer for the last 18 years
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rock mechanics

Have been consulting to a wide variety of mines with various mining methods and geotechnical problems related to oversize stopes & excavations
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underground mining


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   MBA,   Business Strategy   Univ Potchefstroom, SA  
2000   MSc   Mining Engineering / Strata Control   Univ Pretoria, SA  
1998   BSc (Hons)   Mining Engineering / Strata Control   Univ Pretoria, SA  
1992   BSc   Geology   Univ Pretoria, SA  
1998   Advanced Certificate in Rock Mechanics   Mining Rock Mechanics   Chamber of Mines (COM) - SA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

 

Owner of Expert's Firm Consultancy

2008 to 2008

 

Halcrow

 

Geotechnical

 

Group Geotechnical Manager

 

Managing Geotechnical Group over 3 States in Australia Department Strategic Development Recruitment Special Projects

2006 to 2008

 

Coffey Mining

 

Geotechnical

 

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

 

Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Business development, Geotechnical Reviews, Investigations, training, mentoring

2004 to 2006

 

GHD

 


 

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

 

Geotechncial Project Management, Business development, Geotechnical Reviews, Investigations, training, mentoring

2003 to 2004

 

AMCConsultants

 


 

Senior Geotechnical Consultant

 

Geotechncial Project Management, Business development, Geotechnical Reviews, Investigations, training, mentoring

2002 to 2003

 

Newmont Mining

 


 

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

 

Site Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Investigations, Special Projects

2002 to 2002

 

Univ New South Wales

 


 

Researcher - PHD

 


1996 to 2000

 

Impala Platinum Mines

 


 

Senior Rock Engineer - Projects

 

Site Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Investigations, Managing all Impala's expansion projects, Special Projects, shotcrete, groundsupport trials


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

AUSIMM ATS

Licenses/Certifications

Professional Natural Scientist

Professional Appointments

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

8 Publications and 4 Presentations

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Conference on Ground Control in Mining  
 - AGCM CONFERENCE  
 - AUSIMM, Bulletin  
 - University Of Pretoria Bushveld Conference South Africa  
 - Australian Centre for Geomechanics  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Beaconsfield Gold Mine - Australia - Fatility Underground Risk Assessment Investigation, Newmont Mine, Accident Investigations Impala Platinum Mine, Fall of Ground Fatality Investigations and Inquiries Anglo Gold Ashanti, Fall of Ground Fatality Investigations and Inquiries
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1993 to 2000   South Africa   http://www.geohart.net.au/index.php?p=1_6
2000 to 2009   Australia   http://www.geohart.net.au/index.php?p=1_6
2007 to 2008   Chile   http://www.geohart.net.au/index.php?p=1_6
2004 to 2004   Indonesia   http://www.geohart.net.au/index.php?p=1_6
2004 to 2005   China   http://www.geohart.net.au/index.php?p=1_6

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  
Afrikaans  

Market Research:
Business Strategy & Development

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

NSW Inspector of Mines - Ground Support Workshop / Presentation/ Training 2008 Bluestone Tin Mine - Geotechnical Training for Geologists and Mining Engineers 2007 Endeavor Mine Operator Training Courses - 2006-2007 Newmont Mine - Geotechnical Training for Mine Management, Geologists, Mining Engineers, Operators Development of NSW Coal Mining Strata Control Diploma (Question/Answers) Impala Platinum - Operator Training Centre Rock Mechanics Courses, Vaal Reefs - Rock Mechanics Training for Miners

Other Skills and Services

Project Management


 

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