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New Geotechnical Soils Laboratory at Lihir

A new state-of-the-art geotechnical soils laboratory has opened at Lihir, Papua New Guinea, created jointly by Newcrest and KCB. The lab is one of the top soil testing facilities in the world, offering consolidation, triaxial and direct simple shear testing. … Read More

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Project-in-Focus: Mayerthorpe Rail Bridge Replacement

Background On April 26, 2016, the wooden railway trestle bridge over the Little Paddle River near the community of Mayerthorpe, located about 120 km northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, was deliberately set on fire. The bridge was destroyed within a few … Read More

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KCB Supports Imperial College London Bursary

KCB is sponsoring the Geotechnics MSc Industrial Bursary Scheme at the Imperial College London’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, supporting research in the field of Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology. This bursary was established in 1996 to provide industrially … Read More

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KCB Receives CDA Corporate Award

​The Canadian Dam Association has awarded KCB the Canadian Dam Association Corporate Award. It was presented to KCB’s President Len Murray, P.Eng., at CDA’s Annual Conference in Kelowna earlier this week. This award recognizes CDA Corporate Members whose overall contributions … Read More

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KCB Participates in Workshops at CDA Annual Conference

At the recent CDA Conference 2017 in Kelowna, B.C., several KCB staff attended and presented the following papers: Generating Synthetic Climate Data for Design that Match Natural Trends – Presented by Cindy Wang, E.I.T., Water Resources Engineer Site C Clean … Read More

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Best Practices for Tailings Dam Design

Background Recent major tailings dam failures have led to an industry-wide review of the design and management of tailings storage facilities. Before the 1960s, mine tailings were often disposed directly into ponds, lakes, rivers or natural topographic depressions, or stored … Read More

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