Staff Papers

2019

Bruce, J., J. Croockevit, F Yusuf, J. Nunn and A. Watson. 2019. “Diversion Tunnel Orifices for Energy Dissipation During Reservoir Filling at Site C,” in Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), 9-14 June 2019. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Dam Association.

Ghandeharioon, A., J. Williams, and B. Hamersley. 2019. “Seismic Retrofit Design of a 110-year Old Railway Bridge Founded on Liquefiable Soils Using Large Diameter Driven Piles,” in Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2019: 8th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 308, Reston, VA, USA, 98-107.

Herza, J., M. Ashley, J. Thorp and A. Small. 2019. “A Consequence-Based Tailings Dam Safety Framework,” in Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), 9-14 June 2019. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Dam Association.

Llano-Serna, M. A. and L. F. Contreras. 2019. “The Effect of Surface Roughness and Shear Rate During Fall-Cone Calibration.” Géotechnique [https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.18.P.222]

Lo, R.C. 2019. “Safeguard Embankment Dam Safety,” in Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), 9-14 June 2019. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Dam Association.

Martin, V., M. Al-Mamun and A. Small. 2019. “CDA Technical Bulletin on Tailings Dam Breach Analyses,” in Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), 9-14 June 2019. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Dam Association.

Sy, A. 2019. “An Unknown-Unknown Does in an Overpass: A Soil Stockpile on Soft Clay Is Too Much for a Bridge in Canada.” GeoStrata. 2(23): 62-67.

Watson, A.D., G. W. Stevenson and A. Hanna. 2019. “Site C Clean Energy Project, Design Overview,” in Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), 9-14 June 2019. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Dam Association.

2018

Barriga-Gallarday, H., J. Sanchez-Marrou, and G. Barquero-Guerrero. 2018. “Field Observations from Saprolite Test Fills in High Rainfall Locations,” in Proceedings of GeoEdmonton, Transportation Geotechnique – Moving Forward, 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 September 2018. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Ghandeharioon, A. and A. Port. 2018. “Comparison of Pile Foundations and Ground Improvement for Reduction of Seismic Displacements for a Wastewater Treatment Plant,” in Proceedings of the Deep Foundations Institute 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 24-27 October 2018, Anaheim, CA – Mastering the Challenge: Engineering for Complex Loading Conditions in the 21st Century. Hawthorne, NJ: Deep Foundations Institute.

Gill, S., E-P. Ingabire, V. Manmatharajan, M. Siu, K. Peterson, K. Viles, L. Clelland and A. Sy. 2018. “Influence of Fines Content on Interpretation of the CPT Tip Resistance for Liquefaction Assessment in Mine Tailings,” in Proceedings of GeoEdmonton, Transportation Geotechnique – Moving Forward, 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 September 2018. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Grapel, C., C. Mulhall, H. Hong, B. Rogers, N. Parry, and R. Skirrow. 2018. “Void Backfill Design for a Steeply Dipping Coal-mine Void Below a Highway in Canmore, Alberta,” in Geohazards 7: 7th Canadian Geohazards Conference, June 3-6, 2018. Canmore, AB, Canada. Paper #122. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Hill, E. and P. Joshi. 2018. “Digitizing Field Data Collection and Facilitating Inspections – Our Experience,” in Proceedings of the ASDSO 2018 Dam Safety Conference, Seattle, WA, September 9 – 13, 2018. Lexington, KY: ASDSO (Association of State Dam Safety Officials).

Ind, M.J., M. Rynhoud and K. Brand. 2018. “Life-of-Mine Spillway Strategy : Managing Surface Water Risks at a Tailings Storage Facility,” in From Start to Finish: A Life of Mine Perspective — Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Joshi, P. and McLeod, H. 2018. “Effectiveness of Geomembrane Liners in Minimizing Seepage in Tailings Storage Facilities: New Knowledge,” in Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Large Dams, July 4-6, 2018. Vienna, Austria: International Commission on Large Dams.

Macciotta, R., C. Grapel, J. Duxbury, T. Keegan, and R. Skirrow. 2018. “Explicit Estimation of Rock Slope Failure Likelihood for Hazard Assessment and Safety Engineering near Canmore, AB,” in Geohazards 7: 7th Canadian Geohazards Conference, June 3-6, 2018. Canmore, AB, Canada. Paper #106. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Manmatharajan, M.V., M. Ghafghazi, D. Staseff, A. Sy and M. Snow. 2018. “Screening of Bridge Sites in Ontario for Liquefaction Susceptibility,” in Proceedings of GeoEdmonton, Transportation Geotechnique – Moving Forward, 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 September 2018. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Martens, S., P. Oblozinsky, A. Durham, S. Li, M. Elbanna and J. Quinn. 2018. “Coarse Tailings Sand Densification By Dozer Packing,” in Proceedings of GeoEdmonton, Transportation Geotechnique – Moving Forward, 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 September 2018. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Nikl, L., J. Steele, L. Robertson, S. Davidson and R. Schryburt. 2018. “Environmental Consequence Classification of Mine Dam Failures: Updating the Canadian Classification System,” in Proceedings of the ASDSO 2018 Dam Safety Conference, Seattle, WA, September 9 – 13, 2018. Lexington, KY: ASDSO (Association of State Dam Safety Officials).

Sy, A. 2018. “Challenges in Geoseismic Upgrade of Bridges in the Fraser Delta, BC, Canada,” in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V, June 10-13, 2018. Austin, TX. American Society of Civil Engineers.

Thavaraj, T., A. Sy and B. Hamersley. 2018. “Geotechnical Seismic Retrofit of Mission Bridge, British Columbia, Canada,” in Proceedings of GeoEdmonton, Transportation Geotechnique – Moving Forward, 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 September 2018. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Thavaraj, T., A. Sy, J. Williams and R. Liu. 2018. “Challenges in the Selection and Scaling of Records for Seismic Analyses: A Geotechnical Engineer’s Perspective,” in Geohazards 7: 7th Canadian Geohazards Conference, June 3-6, 2018. Canmore, AB, Canada. Paper #185. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Verma, P., A. Seidalinova and D. Wijewickreme. 2018. “Equivalent Number of Uniform Cycles Versus Earthquake Magnitude Relationships for Fine-grained Soils.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Published on the web 27 November 2018, https://doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2018-0331

Willms, D.A., M.J. Cronk, H.N. McLeod and L.M. Murray. 2018. “An Approach to Dam Safety Assessment,” in CIM Convention 2018, May 6-9, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2017

Bruce, J. 2017. “Site C Clean Energy Project Diversion Tunnel Orifices for Energy Dissipation During Reservoir Filling,” in CDA 2017 Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2017. Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Butikofer, D., B. Erickson, A. Marsh, R. Friedel, L. Murray and MJ. Piggott. 2017. “Filtered Tailings Disposal Case History: Operation and Design Considerations Part II,” in CIM Convention 2017, April 30-May 3, 2017. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Croockewit, J., J. Bruce, F. Yusuf, J. Nunn and A. Watson. 2017. “Site C Clean Energy Project General Hydraulic Features,” in CDA 2017 Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2017, Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Dickinson, C., C. Kent, M. Jamieson and S. Pandey. 2017. “Current and Historical Water Use Estimation for the GAB, Queensland.” Poster Presentation at the Australasian Groundwater Conference, July 11 – 13, 2017. Sydney, Australia: National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.

Dickinson, C., C. Kent, M. Jamieson and S. Pandey. 2017. “GAB Aquifer Attribution Process.” Oral Presentation at the Australasian Groundwater Conference, July 11 – 13, 2017. Sydney, Australia: National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.

Erickson, B., D. Butikofer, A. Marsh, R. Friedel, L. Murray and MJ. Piggott. 2017. “Filtered Tailings Disposal Case History: Operation and Design Considerations Part I,” in CIM Convention 2017, April 30-May 3, 2017. Montreal, QC, Canada..

Hamersley, B., S. Khan and J. Jiang. 2017. “Evergreen Line Performance Based Design – An Owner’s and Designer’s Perspective,” in 39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future, September 21-23 2017. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Hamersley, B., W. Wu and J. O’Reilly. 2017. “Creative Construction Method for an Attractive Tied Arch,” in 39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future, September 21-23 2017. Vancouver, Canada.

Heidstra, N., J. Nunn, A. Watson, K. Dodman, R. Carter, and L. Burmeister. 2017. “Roller Compacted Concrete Buttress at the Site C Clean Energy Project.” Canadian Dam Association Bulletin. 28(3): 12 -23.

Lo, R. 2017. “Reflection on Some 21st Century Earthquakes,” in 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, January 9-13, 2017. Santiago, Chile.

McLeod, H. and A. Bjelkevik. 2017. “Tailings Dam Design: Technology Update (ICOLD Bulletin),” in Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams, July 3-7, 2017. Prague, Czech Republic: Czech National Committee on Large Dams.

McLeod, H., A. Small and P. Mitchell. 2017. “Site Characterization for Dam Foundations,” in Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams, July 3-7, 2017. Prague, Czech Republic: Czech National Committee on Large Dams.

O’Hagan, S., K. Holmes, R. Saiedi, S. Khan and B. Hamersley. 2017. “Rosedale Overhead: Functional Upgrades, Structural Rehabilitation and Seismic Retrofit,” in 39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future, September 21-23 2017. Vancouver, Canada.

Pakzad, S. and B. Hamersley. 2017. “Design and Launch of the Vedder Bridge.” ACEC Engineering in B.C. Fall 2017, p. 9.

Patterson, K. and C. Wang. 2017. “Generating Synthetic Climate Data for Design that Match Natural Trends,” in CDA 2017 Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2017. Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Quinn. J., J. Casey, L. Murray and R. Friedel. 2017. “Characterization of a Complex Soil Foundation,” in GeoOttawa 2017, 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October 1 – 4, 2017. Toronto: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Robertson, L. and J. Durocher. 2017. “The Consideration of Seepage-Rock Interactions on Long Term Dam Stability,” in CDA 2017 Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2017. Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Rynhoud, M.S. 2017. “Drilling for Studies in Remote Locations,” in Drilling for Geology II. AIG (Australian Institute of Geoscientists) Conference, July 26-28, 2017. Brisbane, Australia.

Rynhoud, M.S., D. Johns and L. Murray. 2017. “The Hamata Tailings Dam Design and Construction at the Hidden Valley Mine in Papua New Guinea,” in ANCOLD 2017 Conference, October 26-27, 2017. Hobart, TAS, Australia.

Sanchez-Marrou, J. 2017. “Geotechnical Characterization of Residual Soils from Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks at Three Sites in South America,” in GeoOttawa 2017, 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. October 1 – 4, 2017. Toronto: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Study of Tailings Management Technologies: MEND Report 2.50.1,” in 24th Annual BC MEND Metal Leaching /Acid Rock Drainage Workshop on November 29, 2017, Vancouver, B.C. Ottawa, ON : MEND (Mine Environment Neutral Drainage); MAC (Mineralogical Association Of Canada). Accessed October 31, 2017. http://mend-nedem.org/wp-content/uploads/2.50.1Tailings_Management_TechnologiesL.pdf

Thavaraj, T. and A. Sy. 2017. “Compaction Grouting as Part of Seismic Retrofit of Two Bridges in British Columbia, Canada,” in Proceedings of Grouting 2017: 5th International Grouting Conference, July 9-12, 2017. Honolulu, HI: ASCE G-I. Paper#139.

Thavaraj, T., A. Sy. and D. Dowdell. 2017. “Micropile Solutions for Construction of SAS Span of the New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge,” in Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Micropiles, March 29-April 1, 2017. Vancouver, BC: International Society for Micropiles, Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors and Deep Foundations Institute.

Theenathayarl, T., T. Sentheepan and S. Sivathayalan. 2017. “Modulus Reduction and Damping Curves for Soils Under Simple Shear,” in GeoOttawa 2017, 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October 1 – 4, 2017. Toronto: Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Wang, X. and B. Usher. 2017. “Transferring Regional Calibrated Groundwater Model to Local Model for Engineering Design using MODFLOW USG.” Oral Presentation at the Australasian Groundwater Conference, July 11 – 13, 2017. Sydney, Australia: National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.

Waterhouse, C., C. Hambling and T. Neame. 2017. “The Benefit of Early Planning and Stakeholder Engagement in Groundwater Monitoring.” Oral Presentation at the Australasian Groundwater Conference, July 11 – 13, 2017. Sydney, Australia: National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.

2016

Brand, K. and M. Ind. 2016. “The Reliance on Engineering Judgement to Inform Tailings Dam Failure Impact Assessments,” in Proceedings of the ANCOLD/NZSOLD Conference on Dams a Lasting Legacy, 18-19 October 2016. Adelaide, South Australia: ANCOLD/NZSOLD

Carvajal, J.-C., W.D.L. Finn and C.E. Ventura. 2016. “Equivalent-Linear Seismic Response of Bridge Approach Embankments,” in GeoVancouver 2016: 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 2-5, 2016. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Chen, H.J., R. Charron, D. Hepp, J. MacLean, J. Chen and S. MacNeil. 2016. “Pitwall Design and Performance at Suncor North Steepbank Extension Mine,” in GeoVancouver 2016: 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 2-5, 2016. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Cooper, G., V. Szabo and S. Ahlfield. 2016. “Deltaport Berth 3 Design and Construction Challenges,” in Proceedings of Ports 2016: 14th Triennial International Conference, June 12-15, 2016. New Orleans, Louisiana: American Society of Civil Engineers.

Friedel, R. and J. Casey. 2016. “Laboratory Testing to Optimize Filter Design for Dispersive Clay,” in GeoVancouver 2016: 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 2-5, 2016. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Ind, M., K. Brand and M. Ferrier. 2016. “Tailings Dams: Failure Impact Assessment Framework,” in Proceedings of the ANCOLD/NZSOLD Conference on Dams a Lasting Legacy, 18-19 October 2016. Adelaide, South Australia: ANCOLD/NZSOLD.

McLeod, Harvey N. 2016. “History of Tailings Dam Design, Innovation, and Practice Changes Required in the Wake of the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Breach,” in GeoVancouver 2016: 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 2-5, 2016. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Patterson, K., H. McLeod, D. Hegadoren, G. Parkinson, P. Williams and B. Murphy. 2016. “Are Filter Tailings Practical for a High Production Mine in a Cold, Wet Climate?” in Tailings and Mine Waste ’16: Proceedings, International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste, Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, October 2-5, 2016.

Penman, J., T. Jibiki, L. Murray and M. Rynhoud. 2016. “Geotechnical Characterisation of a Tropical Residual Soil in an Embankment Abutment,” in Proceedings of the ANCOLD/NZCOLD 2016 Conference, October 15-19, 2016. Adelaide, South Australia.

Port, A, C. Johnson and D. Jullienne. 2016. “Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Ground Improvements,” in GeoVancouver, 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2-5, 2016. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Rowe, R.K., P. Joshi, R.W.I. Brachman and H. McLeod. 2016. “Leakage through Holes in Geomembranes below Saturated Tailings.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 143(2), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001606.

Sanders, J. and M. Wendtman. 2016. “Managing Knowledge Loss Over the Life of Mine: Opportunities and Challenges,” in Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions, 2016, Vancouver, BC, November 14-16, 2016.

Sturzenegger, M., T. Keegan and T. Simoes. 2016. “Kettle Falls Railway Ground Hazard Relative Risk Assessment,” in GeoVancouver, 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2-5, 2016. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Thavaraj, T., G. Stevenson and D. Siu. 2016. “Seismic Deformation Assessment of a Dam Founded on Low Plastic Fine-Grained Soils under Strong Earthquake Shaking,” in Geo-Chicago, Sustainability, Energy and the Geoenvironment, Proceedings, Chicago, Illinois, August 14-18, 2016.

2015

Bayliss, A. 2015. “Characterization of Glacial Tills from an Excavation Near Fort McMurray, Alberta,” in GeoQuébec 2015: 68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, September 20-23, 2015..

Brand, K., M.J. Ind, M. Ridd, M. Thompson and L. Murray. 2015. “Evolution of the Bige Stockpile Closure Design for the Ok Tedi Mine,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mine Closure, 1-3 June 2015. Vancouver, B.C.: InfoMine.

Chen, H.J., R. Charron, D. Hepp, J. MacLean and J. Chen. 2015. “Steepbank River Valley Geomorphological and Geological Categorization,” in GeoQuébec 2015: 68th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference, Quebec City, PQ, September 20-23, 2015. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Cross, R.A. and A. Port. 2015. “Geotechnical Seismic Assessment of a Pile Supported Wharf and Implications for Future Upgrades,” in Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11CCEE), Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering, July 22-24, Victoria, BC.

Dick, W. and A. Ghavasieh. 2015 “A 24-h Design Storm for the Fort McMurray Region,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42(10): 747-755.

Dowdell, D.J., B.W. Hamersley, M. Bruneau and S. Tudor. 2015. “Tubular Eccentrically Braced Frames for the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Temporary Works,” in Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11CCEE), Facing Seismic Risk, Victoria, British Columbia, July 24-24.

Hamersley, B., W. Wu and K. Mitchell. 2015. “Seismic Design of a Curved Steel Box Girder Bridge for the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR),” in Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11CCEE), Facing Seismic Risk, Victoria, British Columbia, July 24-24.

Landers, M. and B. Usher. 2015. “Management of spontaneous combustion for metalliferous mines,” in 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, April 20-25, 2015, Santiago, Chile.

Macciotta, R., G. Parkinson, E. Garcia, and O. Bravo. 2015. “Managing Uncertainty in Underground Excavation Design Associated with Rock Mass Characterization Using Core Drilled for Mineral Exploration.” Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 74(4): 1419-1434 doi:10.1007/s10064-014-0706-5

McLeod, H.N., B.D. Watts and H. Plewes. 2015. “Best Practices in Tailings Dam Design.” CIM Convention 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Parkinson, G., H. McLeod, G. Stevenson, A. Morrison, A. Dalpatram, et al. 2015. ““Snow, Rain and Ice – Management of Mine Area Glacial Water at the KSM Project,” in MineWater Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015, April 12-15, 2015. Vancouver, BC.

Piggott, MJ. and R. Friedel. 2015. “Selection of Materials in Sensitive Environment,” in MineWater Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015, April 12-15, 2015. Vancouver, BC.

Richardson, M, T. Murray, A. George. 2015. “Seepage Management Control for a Dam Rehabilitation Project Using Deep Cut-off Wall Construction and Jet Grouting”, in CDA 2015 Annual Conference,  October 5-8, 2015. Mississauga, ON, Canada.

Sturzenegger, M., T. Keegan, A. Wen, D. Willms, D. Stead and T. Edwards. 2015. “LiDAR and Discrete Fracture Network Modeling for Rockslide Characterization and Analysis,” in Engineering Geology for Society and Territory – Volume 6, ed. G. Lollino et al. Switzerland: Springer International.

Sturzenegger, M., D. Stead, J. Gosse, et al. 2015. “Reconstruction of the History of the Palliser Rockslide based on 36Cl Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating and Debris Volume Estimations.” Landslides 12: 1097. doi:10.1007/s10346-014-0527-4

Thavaraj, T. and A. Sy. 2015. “Low Probability Ground Motions for a Proposed Dam Site in Northeastern BC,” in Proceedings of the 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11CCEE), July 22-24, 2015. Paper No. 94178. Victoria, BC: Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering.

Tuff, J., B. Harrison, S.Y. Choy, R. Strand, B. Usher. 2015. “Assessing the robustness of Antamina’s site wide water balance/water quality model over 5 years of implementation,” in 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, April 20-25, 2015, Santiago, Chile.