COMMANDITAIRES DIAMANT
COMMANDITAIRES PLATINE

COMMANDITAIRES DIAMANT

Clifton Associates Klohn Crippen Berger

COMMANDITAIRES PLATINE

Trek Geotechnical DST Consulting Engineers Thurber Engineering Ltd Golder Associates Reinforced Earth ConeTec KGS Group Consultin Engineers Atlantic Industries Ltd BGC Engineering

Cours intensifs

GéoSt.John's 2019 est heureuse d'offrir les cours intensifs suivants au Centre des congrès de St. John's (CCSJ) le dimanche 29 septembre, dans le cadre du programme officiel de la conférence :

Les cours intensifs seront donnés en anglais seulement.

GéoSt.John's 2019 se réserve le droit d'annuler un cours intensif/atelier si le nombre minimum de participants n'est pas atteint. En cas d'annulation, les participants seront avisés par courriel et se verront offrir de participer à un autre cours/atelier ou un remboursement intégral.


SC1 - Bedrock Mapping for Geotechnical Projects: Principles and Techniques (La cartographie du substrat rocheux pour des projets géotechniques : principes et techniques)
Formateurs : Dr. Steven Butt, Maureen Matthew, et Gabriele Mellies
Date : Dimanche 29 septembre 2019
Heure : De 8 h à 17 h
Coût : à partir du 29e juillet – 425 $ (étudiants – 200 $) | à partir du 8e septembre – 475 $ (étudiants – 225 $)

The CGS Rock Mechanics Division is pleased to offer a surface geotechnical mapping workshop at GeoSt.John's 2019. Following the success of the rock logging course held at GeoEdmonton 2018, and taking advantage of the local geology and rock exposures in the Signal Hill area overlooking St. John's Harbour, this one-day workshop will include a classroom component as well as a practical "hands on" field exercise at a nearby rock outcrop. The following key elements of bedrock mapping for geotechnical projects will be covered.

Classroom Component: Nature of rock masses, rock mass and intact rock strength, geotechnical rock descriptions using ISRM standards, rock mass classification systems (e.g., RMR and NGI Q system), structural mapping techniques (including use of a geological compass and magnetic declination), and remote mapping solutions, e.g., introduction to photogrammetry and laser scanning.

Field Component: Practical assessment of ISRM rock components, describing discontinuities (e.g., faults and shear zones), RMR and Q parameter assessments, use of common field equipment (e.g., Schmidt hammer, geological hammer, geological compass, profilometers for JRC, feeler gauge for joint aperture), assessment of mineral hardness and surface coatings along joints, persistence assessment (using the window sampling method), volumetric joint count, and techniques for sketching and photographing an outcrop.

The course is designed for all levels and experience, as a refresher for the more seasoned professionals, or as excellent training for the recent graduate. Come and learn about rock mechanics with the stunning scenic backdrop of St. John's harbor and afterwards why not check out the Johnson Geo Center, the Newfoundland Chocolate Café, or the view from Signal Hill.

À propos des formateurs :

Dr. Stephen Butt, PhD., P.Eng., is a Professor in the Process Engineering Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the past 25 years, he has been engaged with natural resources industries through collaborative research, technology development and optimization, reducing environmental footprint, and the training of highly qualified personnel. He has co-authored 200 technical papers, trained 90 Highly Qualified Personnel, held research funding of $7M CAD, and is currently Principal Investigator for the Drilling Technology Laboratory at MUN where he leads a multidisciplinary team investigating innovative drilling technologies and applications. In 2016, he received the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Canada Drilling Engineer Award and in 2019, a Sustainable Mining by Drilling method being developed in collaboration with Anaconda Mining was a finalist for the Disrupt Mining award as step changing technology for narrow vein mining. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the SPE Atlantic Canada Section and is the Chair of the Engineering Geology Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Maureen Matthew, M.Sc., P.Geo., is an engineering geologist, team lead, and associate at Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Dartmouth, NS with over ten years of experience in the geotechnical and applied geoscience field. Maureen received her BSc. in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University and her MSc. in Geological Engineering from Queen's University. She spent a year in Oslo, Norway at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Rock Mechanics Division where she participated in research projects including 3D rock mass characterization with laser scanning, rock slope assessments, and geological characterization of swelling shale for foundation design. Maureen joined Stantec in 2009 and has focused on applied geoscience, rock engineering, and resource development projects involving: rockmass classification for geotechnical design, geological mapping, slope stability assessment, mine and quarry development planning, pit slope design, and aggregate assessment.

Ms. Gabriele Mellies, M.Sc., P.Eng., ing., is a senior engineer with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in St. John's, NL with over 18 years of experience in rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering and tunneling. Gabriele holds a Dipl. Ing. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Hannover, Germany and a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from Université Laval in Québec, QC. She has spent seven years in Switzerland working on major slope stabilization projects in the Alps. For the past 12 years, Gabriele has been involved in various civil and mining engineering projects in Canada and the US with a focus on slope stabilization and tunneling. Her expertise includes geotechnical investigations, rock mass characterization, slope stability and rock hazard assessments, rock slope and tunnel remediation, pit slope design, rock cut design, ground support design for rock slopes and tunnels, and geotechnical monitoring.


SC2 - The Use of Geophysics for Geotechnical Projects: Benefits and Potential Pitfalls (L'utilisation de la géophysique pour des projets géotechniques : avantages et obstacles potentiels)
Formateurs : Christopher Phillips et Dr. Michael Maxwell
Date : Dimanche 29 septembre 2019
Heure : De 8 h à 17 h
Coût : à partir du 29e juillet – 425 $ (étudiants – 200 $) | à partir du 8e septembre – 475 $ (étudiants – 225 $)

The application of geophysics in the geotechnical field is not new. The geotechnical community has long employed geophysical testing methods such as seismic, electrical resistivity, and, more recently MASW testing, to aid in the characterization of their sites. While geophysics is a tool available to the geotechnical community to gain knowledge of their sites it still remains a black-box to many. As with any tool, the methodology and limitations of the geophysical methods need to be understood in order to utilize the methods to their greatest benefit.

This short course presents many of the geophysical methods available for geotechnical site investigations, and includes land, marine, and borehole based methods. The basic principles of each geophysical method will be presented, and then demonstrated through case study examples from real geotechnical projects, highlighting cases where it was successful, where it was not, and the reasons why. Also discussed will be steps necessary for planning of a geophysical program and ground truthing of the results presented in a geophysical report.

It is the sincere hope of the instructors that the participants come away from this short course with a better understanding of geophysics and its potential as a tool for geotechnical investigations.

À propos des formateurs :

Mr. Christopher Phillips, M.Sc., P.Geo., is a Senior Geophysicist and Principal with Golder Associates with over 18 years of experience in the use of geophysics for geotechnical applications. He completed his Masters on the subject of estimating ground engineering properties using seismic surface waves and has published numerous papers on topics ranging from new methods for estimating ground engineering properties of soils, underground void detection, mapping of abandoned mine workings, methods for measuring engineering properties of soils and rock, aggregate resource evaluation, and the use of non-invasive methods for profiling thickness of pavement structures.

Dr. Michael Maxwell, P.Geo., is a senior Geophysicist with Golder Associates with more than 40 years of experience in geophysical surveys around North America and internationally. He has conducted geophysical investigations on diverse mining, geotechnical, and environmental projects ranging from small to large scale, including pipeline and road routing, hydrocarbon, contaminant and other hazard detection, marine port and linear infrastructure surveys, underground mining exploration, and mining and infrastructure development. He has extensive experience in various environments including arid and cold regions, mountain, arctic and Antarctic surveys, marine and terrestrial work, underground and surface mining. Dr. Maxwell also continues geophysical research work in a range of geophysical techniques and particularly 2D and 3D ERI through his affiliation with the University of British Columbia as an Honorary Research Associate.