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.

Online registration is closed, but you can still register in-person at the conference.

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 Introductions 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