For many years we have published our Technically Speaking newsletter to share the innovative and technically challenging projects and solutions that our professionals are involved in around the world.
No doubt that 2013 has been a tough period for the mining sector, with significant pullback by the industry on project spending in commodities. In all, there has been nearly a 25 percent shrinkage in the market. Imbalances in supply and demand, with new supplies for many commodities coming on line in an oversupplied market, have depressed prices and pushed...View individual articles
Consider these recent World Bank report* projections: By 2025, over 900 million additional tonnes of municipal solid waste will be generated annually around the world, and estimates call for an 80 percent increase in costs to manage this waste, reaching upwards of US$170 billion more per year. Numbers such as these point to a "global waste...View individual articles
Whether pertaining to bedrock elevation, fracturing of rock, presence of contaminants, or underground voids, below-the-ground changes can often affect project costs and schedules, especially if not identified early on in a project's lifecycle. When there is uncertainty with subsurface conditions, geophysical techniques are often called for. Traditional...View individual articles
When proactive and preventative, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) can have lasting effects on workplace quality of life, productivity, and social and economic development. Many of our clients are recognising that worker safety and well-being at job sites can be impacted by a variety of factors, and that operating regulations are becoming more...View individual articles
Water supply, one of the major challenges facing our planet, is inextricably linked to other crucial concerns like energy, climate change, food supply, and human health. Almost every community and company depends on water, and contends with controlling either its scarcity or excess, as well as its quality. Today, even financial analysts must know the...View individual articles