Blogs

Kari Lentowicz

An equal opportunity to save lives

Kari Lentowicz - Guest Author | Health & Safety | September 17, 2018
If the mining sector’s focus on diversity has done anything, it’s proven that gender should never determine who gets what job or pursues what kind of career.
Herbert Lam Hatch

Why your power plant needs the right LTSA

Herbert Lam | Responsible Energy, The Sustainable Business Model | August 31, 2018
Long-term service agreements can be lifelines for owners of gas turbine and combined-cycle power plants. But be sure you know what these complex contracts can and cannot do.
Craig Thornton

Five challenges that mining needs to address today

Craig Thornton | Modern Mining, Responsible Energy, Smart Cities, The Sustainable Business Model, Water Development, Digital Operations | August 29, 2018
Smartphones. Electric cars. Information technology of every kind. Mined materials are no longer the basic building blocks of just buildings, infrastructure, and tools.
Greg Sheehan Hatch

Lithium: a coming of age story

Greg Sheehan, PhD | Modern Mining | August 27, 2018
It's fascinating to watch the lithium story unfold. In the space of a few decades, it's become a cornerstone for addressing one of the world’s most universal and serious problems.
Elize Becker

Making resettlement projects work

Elize Becker | The Sustainable Business Model | August 23, 2018
Corporations and governments used to believe that money was all the motivation people needed to leave their homes and communities and turn the area over to a development project. Today, mining companies know they need the wisdom of a “social performance team,” people with the knowledge and skills to properly and respectfully engage with the affected community.
Eric Cone Hatch

Integrated LRT, simulation software, and the future of urban transit

Eric Cone | August 22, 2018
It’s time to transform our transit systems into future-oriented assets. Light rail transit has many sustainable benefits, and we're just starting to figure out the enormous developmental pluses that can be derived from proper planning and implementation.
Hector Medina

Why protective relays are the watchdogs of electrical power systems

Hector Medina | Responsible Energy | July 31, 2018
Fifteen years ago, a massive blackout left the United States and Canada without power, for days in some places. Experts were left asking why and wondering how to prevent it from happening again. A key piece of the puzzle was protective relays—the watchdogs of electrical power systems.
Vanessa Visman

Operational readiness: how to ensure your new operation delivers nameplate capacity

Vanessa Visman | July 20, 2018
One of our client’s toughest challenges is achieving nameplate capacity on new facilities in order to meet their business goals and KPIs. Organizations that best manage this potential risk are ones that plan for a series of steps and processes prior to taking ownership of that asset. It’s a process we call “operational readiness” (OR).
Dave Van Rensburg

Driverless cars and the return to automotive progress

David Van Rensburg | Technology, Smart Cities | July 9, 2018
In the 110 years since the invention of cars, not much has changed. They are still powered by gasoline, have four wheels, and need a driver. But things are about to change in a big way. Are we prepared for this transformation?