Mining and Metals

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd. provides a variety of consulting and materials testing services for the mining and metal exploitation industries, including:

        • Geotechnical engineering for site investigations, instrumentation, numerical modeling, and construction inspections for open-pit mining, ore piles, aggregates, and rip-rap piles

        • Environmental Engineering, Restoration, Clean-up, and Audits for mining and metal processing sites, tailings storage areas, and waste dumps

        • Specialiazed and advanced materials testing services for mining and metal processing projects

        • Geotechnical engineering analysis and design for site support facilities, mining and processing infrastructures, remote airdromes, helipads, tank farms, towers, pipelines, manufacturing and storage facilities, mining waste dumps, landfills, camp sites, and recreation areas

        • Specialized services for CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) piles, belled piles, Compacto piles, driven concrete and steel piles, wood piles, pipe piles, heavy-duty caissons, cast-in-place shafts, pre-cast piles, micro piles, friction piles, footings, and mat foundations Services include analysis, design, load testing, inspection, confirmation, failure investigation, instrumentation, monitoring, upgrading, remedial consultation, and concrete testing

        • Advanced and routine field and laboratory material testing for soils, rocks, oil sand, concrete, ore, and tailings

        • Pile inspection, footing inspection, and bearing capacity inspection

        • Foundation repair consultation and engineering for underpinning, grouting, mud-jacking, and other remedial measures

        • Concrete testing for structural concrete, plastic concrete, sealing concrete and grouts, zero slump concrete, light-weight concrete, grout concrete, shotcrete, ready-mix concrete, and roller-compacted concrete (RCC)

        • Geotechnical engineering risk analysis, control, and mitigation

        • Conducting advanced staged construction modeling for shallow and deep excavations, large open pits, and embankments empowered by Observational Methodas well as advanced field and laboratory testing for predicting short and long term behaviour of staged constructions, as well as, for optimizing construction or production progress in real time

        • Specialized design for seepage control and temporary shoring using frozen ground cut-off and retention wall

        • Design and research for innovative technologies for re-processing and exploiting precious metal tailings

        • Special designs and construction monitoring for temporary site developments, access roads, haul routes, and parking areas

        • Conducting environmental assessments as well as environmental consulting and monitoring for site remediation projects involving tailings, mining waste, hydrocarbon spills, and other hazardous contaminations

        • Design and construction monitoring for shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, embankments, open and underground excavations, engineered fills, concrete constructions, ground improvements, pavements, retention ponds, sewage systems, flood diversion systems, erosion control, access bridges, and remedial works

        • Analysis and control of landslides, open-pit wall stability, rock slope stability, and groundwater level and seepage

        • Analysis and control of frost heave, thaw settlement, thaw instability, swelling, consolidation settlement, creep, and liquefaction

        • Artifical ground freezing for open pit and underground mining applications (ground stability and seepage control)

        • Forensic and remedial geotechnical engineering consulting

        • Senior and peer review of reports and construction quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC)

        • Research and development for soil testing and tailings testing technologies

        • Consultation for developing project-specific and site-specific geotechnical load and resistance factors for Limit States Design (LRFD- LSD)

        • Geotechnical characterization and material testing for mining waste piles and dumps

        • Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing for metal smelters, metal processing plants, mineral processing plants, metal shipyards, metal and mineral storage yards, pipe racks, and docks for heavy-duty metal working plants

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