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Section Meeting - November 16, 2017

  • 1.  Section Meeting - November 16, 2017

    Posted 11-13-2017 01:38 AM
    !!! Please note the meeting has moved to a new venue. !!!

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    SME Utah Section Meeting

    Mike Bartlett
    Project Manager
    Rio Tinto

    Rehabilitating the Bingham Tunnel - Challenging the Means and Methods to Reduce Risk by Applying Technologies in Rehabilitation in a 60-Year-Old Tunnel

    The Bingham Tunnel is a historical rail haulage tunnel driven in the 1950's for access to the historical Lark mine. The tunnel is now used by the Rio Tinto's Bingham Canyon open pit mine located in Salt Lake City Utah for water management. The tunnel is situated on the east side of the open pit mine under the expanding East Waste Rock (EWR) mine waste dumps. Rehabilitation of Bingham Tunnel consisted of assessment and rehabilitation of 7500 linear feet in a 9 x 9ft tunnel. This case study highlights the challenges faced by the Bingham Tunnel Rehabilitation team relating to risk and execution in the Bingham tunnel and how this is tied to the risk management approach of all parties involved. The study also aims to highlight the innovative and new methodologies developed by the team to execute the work in a safe manner.

    November 16, 2017

    Social Hour-6:00 to 7:00
    Dinner-7:00 to 7:30
    Presentation-7:30 to 8:30

    3665 South West Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT 84115

    Please park in the north parking lot.

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    Members and Guests $20.00
    Students $5.00

    E-mail: rsvp@sme-utah.com
    Phone: 801 872-8150

    Darrel Cameron
    Computer Programmer
    Bountiful UT United States
    (801) 860-4792