This industry funded ACG research project, which began in 2013, explored whether it was possible to optimise ground support systems, with the aim to maintain, if not improve, mine safety whilst reducing costs and/or time components. The project featured three sub-projects: probabilistic ground support design; the use of numerical modelling for ground support design; and benchmarking of current ground support design practices. The results from these sub-projects fed into the writing of a comprehensive, yet practical, ground support book.

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Ground Support in Underground Mining Short Course

8:30 am – 12:30 pm, 17-21 October 2022 | Perth, Western Australia & Online

This short course has been developed to cover the technical and practical aspects of ground support for underground metalliferous mines. The social license to operate mines in many countries around the world dictates safety records are maintained at a high standard. As a result, the mining industry has become increasingly intolerant to risk.

Ground support remains the main means to mitigating rockfalls; one of the major risks in underground mines. As such, the latest developments and applications of ground support in mining and underground construction are of prime interest to practitioners.

The short course is designed to assist mining personnel involved with the design and implementation of mine ground support. Click here to learn more about this event.