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Richard Brummer

Associate of ICCI

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Areas of Expertise

Numerical Modeling
Risk Assessment
Rock Mechanics

Richard Brummer

Associate of ICCI

Dr. Brummer has over 40 years of experience in geomechanics consulting, practical mining applications, research and academia. His areas of specialization are all aspects of the behavior of highly stressed rock in deep mines or in extensively mined workings. He also has expertise in rockbursts, the design of microseismic and general instrumentation systems, the design of backfill and backfill systems, and particularly in the optimization of mining layouts to reduce risk and maximize value.

He is the author of over 50 technical articles. Dr. Brummer is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Saskatchewan & the Northwest Territories, and is a Designated Consulting Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario.


D.Eng. (Doctor of Engineering), 1988
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa

BComm (Hons), 1990
M.Sc. (Engineering), 1980

B.Sc. (Engineering), 1977
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Professional Memberships

Canadian Geotechnical Society

Canadian Institute of Mining

Metallurgy and Petroleum

South African Institution of Civil Engineers

South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Institute for Risk Research

International Society of Rock Mechanics

Awards & Recognition

1990 Manuel Rocha Medal, International Society for Rock Mechanics

2003 Award for Applied Rock Engineering, American Rock Mechanics Association


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