Ohio Drilling and Blasting Conference

March 29 & 30, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel, Worthington, Ohio

Sponsored by International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and Ohio Coal Association (OCA). Endorsed by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management.

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Reception  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Instructions Winston Forde, ISEE; Pat Jacomet, OAIMA; Christian Palich, OCA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ohio Regulatory Updates; Vibrations from Underground Limestone Blasting in Ohio Mike Mann, ODNR
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Blasting Around the World Frank Sames, Austin Powder Co.
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break  
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cap Rock Reduction in a Limestone Quarry Adam Young, Orica
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Driller and Blaster Communication Brian Wingfield, ISEE
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Brilliant on the Basics Joe Nawrocki, Dyno Nobel
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Applying UAV Technology to Blasting Economics Neal Lee, Nelson Brothers
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Improved Coal Extraction Using Signature Hole Analysis Stuart Brashear, Dyno Nobel
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Case History of a Delicate Remediation Project Robert McClure, R.A. McClure Inc.
5:00 p.m. Awards Presentation and Prize Drawings