n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Invitation to the geotechnical community - advanced testing facility to improve tailings risk management - geotechnical engineering

Volume 27 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000


Several recent high-profile tailings dam failures have highlighted the need for mine waste practitioners to urgently improve their understanding of tailings liquefaction behaviour and critical state soil mechanics. Golder is passionate about research into these topics, and has therefore made a significant local investment towards the establishment of an advanced testing laboratory in Johannesburg. The laboratory will mimic many of the capabilities that are provided by Golder’s other specialised laboratories, which are located elsewhere around the world.

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