Geotechnical engineering issues associated with mining and underground excavations include field characterization, excavation and slope stability, and associated instrumentation and monitoring. Examples of projects in which Dr. Rod Read has been engaged include the following:

Client Description Date
COGEMA Hydraulic fracture testing, Cigar Lake uranium deposit, SK. Evaluation of in situ stresses surrounding high-grade uranium deposit using hydraulic fracturing. Site support for testing, geological characterization of drill core, interpretation and reporting of investigation. 1987
DSS Quarry investigation, Northwest and Yukon Territories. Evaluation of riprap sources for shielding offshore islands. Geotechnical characterization of potential quarry sites and identification of potential environmental impacts. 1986

Projects in italics involved Dr. Rod Read but not conducted directly by RSRead Consulting Inc.