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Drilling and Blasting for Surface Excavations

Credit: 12 PDH
Course Fee: $108.00
145 pages

Course Summary:

This manual describes reliable or preferred procedures or concepts of drilling and blasting conducted during rock excavation, in order to aid design and construction. The manual is designed principally for the use of geologists and engineers who are given responsibilities in drilling and blasting projects.

Learning Objective:

  • Introduction
  • Mechanics of blasting
  • Explosives and their properties
  • Drilling
  • Basic surface blasting techniques
  • Modifying blasting techniques to fit geological conditions
  • Damage prediction and control
  • Drilling and blasting in rock excavation by contract

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Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corp of Engineers

Course 1

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