Sydney Chapter

Technical Meeting – “Blasting in the Urban Environment”

Martin Adam, Orica

Drilling and blasting for civil construction is a process that is sometimes unnecessarily excluded from consideration in tenders and project specifications. However modern blasting technology has made breaking rock with explosives safer, more secure, and more productive than ever before.

This talk will cover some of the practicalities of blasting in built up areas, with discussion of the key safety measures that can be used to control vibration, airblast and flyrock. Case studies of some major urban drill and blast projects will be presented.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.