Blogs

Alvaro Rozo

Standards and guidelines are mining’s next frontier

Alvaro Rozo | Modern Mining | August 30, 2017
Mining and mineral processing have traditionally been slow to collaborate, hesitant to change. No longer. The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group is bringing the sector together to develop much-needed guidelines and practices.
Janice Bolen

Steel and sustainability: new ideas, better solutions

Janice Bolen | The Sustainable Business Model, Responsible Energy, Modern Mining | August 16, 2017
The whole world is working to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. The steel industry is stepping up too, finding new ways to curb energy consumption and become more environmentally sustainable.
Martin Hamel

How small gains become big wins for wind turbine owners

Martin Hamel | Responsible Energy, The Sustainable Business Model, Digital Operations | August 14, 2017
Wind farms are designed to generate power for as much as 20 or 30 years. So even small improvements in production can mean big financial wins for owners.
Jen Wojtaszek

For industrial developers, collaboration is the price of admission

Jen Wojtaszek | The Sustainable Business Model | August 11, 2017
Participation agreements make sure local communities aren't sidelined when new mines or processing operations start to produce material benefits. But developers need to do more if they want to leave a lasting, positive legacy.
Dave Van Rensburg

Three things to keep in mind for port master planning

David Van Rensburg | The Sustainable Business Model, Smart Cities | July 10, 2017
Typically, master plans for ports tend to focus on the physical requirements needed to meet the demands of the market. There are three critical factors that planners should bear in mind when considering options for new ones.
Jim Law

Managing risk for predictable outcomes

Jim Law | Responsible Energy | June 22, 2017
In construction, poor or ineffective risk management can mean trouble. Always, the goal must be surety of outcome—no surprises.
Kevin Feeney

The economic benefits of water

Kevin Feeney | Smart Cities, Water Development | June 5, 2017
By closing the water infrastructure gap, the United States could gain $220 billion in annual economic activity. Additional investments in water and wastewater infrastructure could mean 1.3 million high-quality, above-average-paying jobs.