About 45,000 jobs in Arizona are connected to mining in some way. Further, many top industries, such as aerospace, manufacturing, technology, health care and renewable energy rely on Arizona’s minerals, particularly copper. Copper is used everywhere, from electronics and electric vehicles to building materials, and it is constantly in high demand worldwide. That makes Arizona, which produces three-fourths of the nation’s copper and is the sixth-largest producer in the world, a key player in the global economy.
Professor Hannah Cloke is one of a number of University of Reading scientists researching global flood forecasting and supporting advance warnings to help countries and organisations around the world to prepare for flooding events.
Scientists at the University of Oxford demonstrate how it is possible to directly extract valuable metals from hot salty fluids (‘brines’) trapped in porous rocks at depths of around 2km below dormant volcanoes.
The UK must act now to ensure a stable supply of technology-critical metals (TCMs) essential for its transition to clean energy and the delivery of its ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, according to a new Policy Commission report produced by the University of Birmingham.
The Webuild Group is collaborating with the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Engineering to support innovation, inclusion and the professional training of young students as part of its investment in Australia, a strategic market for the Group. In an agreement signed with the university, the Group is offering, as of September 2020, two scholarships for the next five years: Webuild Women into Engineering Pathway Scholarship and Webuild Master of Civil Engineering Scholarship.
Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is sponsoring a series of technical webinars for industry professionals in collaboration with the University of Virginia’s (UVA) School of Engineering. The first webinar, focusing on the evaluation and specifica-tion of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), launches on 12 August 2020.
Cooperation aimed at using Artificial Intelligence in construction
Hexagon's Mining division and the University of Arizona announced the launch of Mining 4.E, an online course designed to broaden the understanding of modern mining and its associated technologies.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the commitment of the Queensland Futures Skills Partnership between its member company BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and Central Queensland University (CQU).
On the 30th of August 2018 Juwi Renewable Energy signed an agreement with the University of Queensland to deliver a high penetration solar, battery hybrid power solution at the Heron Island Research Station located in the Great Barrier Reef under an EPC contract. The project consists of a 500kW roof top installation combined with a 0.6MWh vanadium flow battery integrated with diesel generators using a microgrid control system. This project is expected to deliver over 80% of the research facilities annual electricity needs and be operational in mid-2019.
ILF Consulting Engineers was assigned a contract to support a research project regarding operation and maintenance of pumped storage power plants by the Sejong University in Seoul in the Republic of Korea. The project is supported by KHNP (Korea Hydro Nuclear Power Company), owner and operator of all existing pumped storage power plants in the Republic of Korea.
Leading geotechnical engineer, Dr Fraser Bransby, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Graduate School (OGS) within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Bauer to bring in Engineering Expertise to support Scale-up of the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System
The Cockrell School of Engineering announces that the 39th Annual Short Course Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice will be hosted a little bit earlier in 2018.
SNC-Lavalin announces that it is opening a new office in Kingston, Ontario. This is an additional location for personnel within the company’s Infrastructure division. Located at 31 Hyperion Court, the office will accommodate Rail & Transit Engineering, Construction, and Geotechnical Environmental Management (GEM) teams.
Innovation and excellence in environmental engineering
Victaulic sponsored the 39th Annual International Intercollegiate Mining Games (IIMG), hosted by the University of Kentucky. The event, fondly referred to by participants as the “Mucking Competition”, brings together students from around the world to test their skill and speed in old-school mining methods—from jackleg drilling to gold panning.
Sika has received the "Research Cooperation Prize" from the Technical University of Madrid for its socio-economic impact and relations with the university. The accolade recognizes the company's commitment to innovation and its model relationship with the University, which has been close for more than 20 years.
Sacyr and Valoriza, together with the University of Chile through the Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), have signed an agreement to implement the project, "Research and design of a passive treatment system of acid mine drainage, especially optimized for the weather and geographic conditions of Chile".
Costain announces that Chenfeng Li, Associate Professor of Engineering at Swansea University, is joining Costain on a 12-month secondment.