Alternative solutions to reduce vibrations instead of reducing MIC or hole diameter will be trained.
The course has the following objectives and outcomes:
Trainees will be able to understand vibrations better. The correct setup of geophones and data analysis is very important in terms of vibration control.
The course is combining classroom lectures as well as roundtable discussions.
Quarry managers, consultants and field engineers who will be willing to understand the next level in vibration management and reduction of PPV.
Mark Ganster was born in Leoben / Austria and is now 41 years old. First he received a multidisciplinary education at a higher technical college in Mechanical Engineering. After obtaining a MSc. Diploma in Applied Geosciences from the Mining University of Leoben/Austria he joined RHI-company as a mine geologist. During his time at University he was working for several tunnelling companies in foreign countries as a blasting engineer. He also supported seismic projects for geophysical exploration of gas and water.
Since 2004 Mark Ganster is with Austin Powder International. Until 2014 he was responsible for the Drilling and Blasting Operations in Austria as well as for global technical assistance. From 2015 till now he is in the role of “manager blasting technology Europe” for Austin Europe.
Currently he is finishing his MBA study in “International Business” at the Danube University Krems.
Winner of Innovations Award 2012 of the International Tunneling Association
Board Member of the Austrian Blasters Association
Member of the Austrian Open-Pit-Mining Association
Member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers
M.Ganster: EFEE 2007: Economical aspects on contamination levels in blasted material with SSE in tunnel operations, Vienna, Austria