Sunday, November 12, 2017

Section Meeting - November 16, 2017

SME Utah Section Meeting

Please note the meeting has moved to a new venue.


Mike Bartlett
Project Manager
Rio Tinto


Rehabilitating the Bingham Tunnel - Challenging the Means and Methods to Reduce Risk by Applying Technologies in Rehabilitation in a 60-Year-Old Tunnel


The Bingham Tunnel is a historical rail haulage tunnel driven in the 1950’s for access to the historical Lark mine. The tunnel is now used by the Rio Tinto’s Bingham Canyon open pit mine located in Salt Lake City Utah for water management. The tunnel is situated on the east side of the open pit mine under the expanding East Waste Rock (EWR) mine waste dumps. Rehabilitation of Bingham Tunnel consisted of assessment and rehabilitation of 7500 linear feet in a 9 x 9ft tunnel. This case study highlights the challenges faced by the Bingham Tunnel Rehabilitation team relating to risk and execution in the Bingham tunnel and how this is tied to the risk management approach of all parties involved. The study also aims to highlight the innovative and new methodologies developed by the team to execute the work in a safe manner.


November 16, 2017


Social Hour—6:00 to 7:00
Dinner—7:00 to 7:30
Presentation—7:30 to 8:30


3665 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Please park in the parking lot north of the building.

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Members and Guests $20.00
Students $5.00



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