The ISEE is committed to keeping standards current with the best available technology and procedures. Therefore, existing standards are periodically reviewed and modified. The current standard under review is the “Performance Standards for Blasting Seismographs — 2011 Edition,” which can be downloaded below for editing.

The ISEE Standards Committee reviews and revises standards every five years. Written comments that are received by the deadline will be addressed by the Standards Committee in writing prior to modification of the standard. You may comment on the existing standard by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to:

Executive Director, ISEE
30325 Bainbridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44139 USA

Proposed modifications to the standard will be accepted until Feb. 29, 2016. Please include the following information with your proposal:

1. Name, company/organization, address and telephone number.

2. Proposal recommendation; new text, revised text, and/or deleted text.

3. Proposal, include proposed new or revised wording or identification of wording to be deleted.

4. State the problem and substantiate the proposal (State the problem that will be resolved by your recommendations; give the specific reasons for your proposal including topics of testing, research papers, etc.)

5. Provide reference material

Download the Standards Draft (PDF)

Good news for those who haven't yet registered for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique. On-time registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Jan. 8. See all the conference details, and register online by clicking here.

Book your Hotel Reservation Today

Click here to reserve your Paris Las Vegas Hotel sleeping room online. Or call Paris Las Vegas Hotel directly at 1-877-603-4389. Please be sure to mention ISEE to receive the discounted rate.Guests booking rooms will also be able to take advantage of special 50% off in-room Internet fees. The hotel cutoff date has been extended and will continue to reserve rooms based on limited availability. Reserve yours today!

 

Three Great Reasons to Attend:

1.  Blasters Training Seminar - Saturday, Jan. 30

2.  Blasters Weekend Package - Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 - 31

3.  Full Conference Registration - Sunday - Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 3

 

Special Events:

•  Young Leaders Social - Sunday, Jan. 31, 3 - 4 p.m.

•  SEE Education Foundation Silent Auction Finale - Monday, Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m.

•  Annual Awards Banquet - Tuesday, Feb. 2, featuring an exciting performance by Bella Electric Strings (ticket required)

23rd Annual Photo Contest

The deadline to submit photos to the 23rd Annual Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest has categories for blasters and drillers at work; construction blasting; quarrying and mining; demolition blasting; and specialty blasting. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 31. Get yours in before the deadline for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Bookstore.

The winner will be announced during our 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. So what are you waiting for?  Download an entry form today.

Blasters R Us Video Round Up

We’re now also accepting submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. A highlight of the conference, this is your chance to witness what other blasters are doing across the country and  see your blasting video on the big screen—popcorn included. Don’t miss out. Download a submission form, and upload your 5 to 7 minute video today. 

Make an instant impact in the blasting industry by donating items for the Society of Explosives Engineers Education Foundation annual auction. The money raised from this event will provide scholarships to industry college students. The auction will take place during at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. To donate, download an auction donation form and email a completed copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 440.349.4400. Items will be accepted through Dec. 18, 2015.

Launched in 1975, the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the world’s largest forum for commercial explosives and blasting technology, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers, educators, field blasters and manufacturers. The conference will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Early bird registration has ended for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, but it's not too late to register. As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers gather from all over the world to gain new insights and to form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry comes together in Las Vegas. Register today.

Book your Hotel Reservations

Click here to reserve your Paris Las Vegas Hotel sleeping room online, or call reservations at 1-877-603-4389. Please be sure to mention ISEE to receive the conference discount rate of $159 single/double. Guests booking rooms will also be able to take advantage of a special 50% off room Internet pricing. Do not delay in making your reservations because the hotel is expected to sell out early. Your help is needed in keeping meeting costs down by reserving your sleeping rooms at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

 Transportation

Conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between August 15, 2015, and January 14, 2016, to take advantage of the discounted rates. Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now.

SuperShuttle Las Vegas provides shared ride shuttle service from the McCarran International Airport to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel for the rate of $9.90 one way and $19.80 roundtrip. To pre purchase your tickets, click here. The group code is Q3ABP.