RELIABILITY-BASED SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS AND ASSOCIATED SEVERITY OF FAILURE OF TAILINGS DAMS

Slope stability analysis is crucial to the design of every new tailings storage facility, and while deterministic methods such as limit-equilibrium analysis are the most widely used method of analysis, the safety factors produced by them are ultimately difficult to comprehend for non-engineers and are often applied unknowingly to conditions involving widely varying degrees of uncertainty.

What’s hot and happening at E&T for 2015

SAICE’s first Education and Training (E&T) meeting for the year kicked off on 9 February 2015. In attendance, was Tom McKune (E&T Chair), Francis Legge (Council Member), Oliver Rowe, Kobus du Plessis (IMESA), Philip Marsh (Mentoring 4 Success), Fannie Matumba (Protec), Vishal Krishandutt (Nyeleti), Alain Jacquet (ICE–SA Secretary), Steven Kaplan (SAICE COO), Cheryl-Lee Williams (SAICE E&T Officer), Dawn Hermanus (SAICE E&T Officer), Margie Rigby (Section 21), Fridah Mahlangu (SAICE Career Guidance – SPEBS) and Willandri Louw (SAICE Marketing).

SAICE National IP Showdown a great success

The SAICE National IP Showdown, which was held at the University of Pretoria on 1 December 2014, was a runaway success seeing many high-profile industry players come to support and encourage the next generation of civil engineers as the best student teams from six universities across the country presented their final-year research projects while competing…

Nigerian delegation visit the Zulu Kingdom

Earlier last month, delegates from the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) received a warm welcome from the SAICE Durban branch committee members. Mr I.O Ijirotimi, chairman of NICE, was part of the group of engineers and was the main liaison during the visit to Durban. The delegates were transported to the Electron Road Waste…