Geotechnical Aspects of Tailings Dams and their Failures

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Sep 5, 2019 12:39 PM

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Dr. W. Allen Marr, PhD, PE, DGE, NAE
Founder and CEO @Geocomp
Dr. Marr founded and leads Geocomp, one of the foremost providers in the United States of America of real-time, web-based performance monitoring of civil engineering structures, including dams, deep excavations, and tunnels, among others. He also has extensive experience in testing to measure the mechanical properties of earthen materials, designing earth structures, determining the causes of poor performance of geotechnical structures, developing cost effective remedial measures for troubled projects, and risk management. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering and of the Moles. He has published widely and has given invited keynote lectures around the world. Dr. Marr has extensive experience evaluating the stability of tailings dams and other waste retention facilities and monitoring their performance.