Bradfield Mining Geotechnics provides specialist geotechnical engineering services for the surface mining industry.
Our services range from relatively straightforward geotechnical inspections and reviews, through to detailed geotechnical baseline studies.
- Open pit geotechnical design for mines and quarries
- Stability analysis using LEA and FEA methods
- Pit slope and box cut stability assessment and design
- Mine waste dump stability and design
- Mine haul road assessment and design
- Slope failure remediation and stabilisation
- Dewatering and depressurisation advice
- Advice in relation to dumping and placement of mine wastes
- Optimisation of fleet, mining method and sequence with respect to ground conditions
- Geotechnical scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies
- Guidance for site investigations, field and laboratory testing
- UAV (drone) photogrammetry for exposure mapping and geotechnical characterisation
- Geological structure mapping and kinematic assessment
- Development of reliable geotechnical models
- Third party and peer reviews.
Mining Operation Support
- Geotechnical inspections and advisory services
- Geotechnical risk assessments
- Geotechnical incident investigations and ICAMs
- Advice for management of geotechnical hazards and slope failures
- Advice in relation to geotechnical instrumentation, monitoring and surveillance of geotechnical hazards
- Geological structure mapping and kinematic analysis
- Slope stability analysis and design using LEA and FEA methods
- UAV (drone) photogrammetry for geotechnical characterisation
- Geological structure mapping, interpretation and kinematic analysis
- Review of design performance
- Design modifications
- Tyre pressure and flotation studies for haulage fleet optimisation in soft ground conditions
- Tailored technical and operational studies to improve project performance
- Relief on-site coverage for technical roles
- Provision of an RPEQ (Mining-Geotechnical).
Geotechnical Risk Management
- Ground Control Management Plans / Principal Hazard Management Plans
- Trigger Action Response Plans (TARPs)
- Compliance audits (local regulatory compliance)
- Geotechnical management system reviews
- Tailored technical reviews.
- Geotechnical hazard awareness
- Geotechnical hazard identification, monitoring and management
- Tailored technical training for mining geotechnical engineers.
We have experience working with mining projects in Australia, Africa, Asia, North America, and South America, across a diverse range of commodities, physical environments, and ground conditions.
We have established trusted relationships with like-minded professionals which enables us to provide a diverse range of skills and collective experience, as well as share and collaborate on global best practices.
We work closely with our clients to deliver tailored, cost-effective, and practical solutions in the areas of open pit stability analysis and design, mining operation support, and geotechnical risk management.
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