Shaft deadline imminent

27 July 2011

Those wishing to submit papers for the 3rd international conference on Shaft Design and Construction have only until 31st July to submit abstracts. The full papers deadline is 31 October this year for the event to be held in London on 24-26 April 2012. For more information see

This will be the first conference in the UK for 23 years on international activities in shaft construction for both civil engineering and mining applications. All areas of design and construction will be considered in paper submissions. The target subjects include planning, geotechnical and hydrogeological data acquisition, temporary support, shafts for mines of potash, salt and coal, permanent lining design, construction materials, nuclear waste storage, groundwater control, mechanisation, furnishing, rehabilitation, ground-freezing, performance monitoring, shaft closure, risk management and various case studies.

The conference is being organised by IoM Communications for the mining technology division of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is cosponsored by the British Tunnelling Society. It is also approved for the IMMM professional development programme.