What is Quarry Tech?
Take your pit to the next level as Quarry Tech comes to Kanata, Ontario on Feb. 7.
This one-day workshop will connect owners and operators across the Ottawa area’s quarry and sand and gravel sectors. Attendees will hear about cutting-edge technology, invaluable tools, and expert advice to optimize operations and boost their bottom line.
The day kicks off with a keynote presentation from SLR Consulting’s technical director of aggregates, William Gowdy. He will discuss the increasing importance of pit reclamation and how drafting your pit’s reclamation plan today can give you a pathway to profit when it reaches the end of its life.
Also in the morning, Polydeck’s Alex Caruana will cover the best practices for screening troubleshooting based on real-life case studies from the field, while Wirtgen’s Craig Rutherford will showcase the industry’s latest technologies and innovations, and how they can be leveraged to save you time and money.
Other speakers include:
- The Mining Industry Human Resources Council’s Dana Imbeault, who will provide insight into the Canadian Mining Skills Development Strategy, grants available through the program and how it can help your operation hire better.
- Mark Nesbitt, a leading voice in construction sector training and founder of Nesbitt Training, will share tips for tackling recruitment and retention challenges.
- Ravi Sahu, the founder and CEO of Strayos, will explore a unique setup to capture and process real-time data using 3D machine vision camera sensors and applying deep learning models to detect information on your aggregates using continuous rock flow video data.
- Talia Gordner, commercial litigation and regulatory partner at McMillan LLP, will provide an overview of the On-site and Excess Soil Management regulation under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act, and offer best practices for ensuring compliance and reducing liability on construction and development projects.
Registration is restricted to quarry, sand and gravel pit owners and operators. If you are a supplier interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Laura Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Reasons to Exhibit
Quarry Tech offers sponsors a unique one-stop networking opportunity to meet with aggregate professionals from across Canada. Attendees for our educational forums include quarry and sand and gravel pit operations managers and owners, process engineers, optimization staff, researchers, design and environmental consultants, fleet managers, and health and safety professionals.
|8:00am to 9:00am
Registration and breakfastpresented by Assinck, Ltd.
|9:00am – 9:45am
Speaker: William Gowdy, a geologist with 35 years of experience in the aggregate, geology, mining, reclamation, and exploration fields throughout Canada and overseas (USA, Indonesia, South Africa, Mexico, Panama).
William Gowdy will share examples of progressive reclamation and speak about its growing importance. Reclamation is not only a legislative requirement in most jurisdictions, but it is frequently an important part of companies’ social licenses to operate. Progressive reclamation represents a “blank canvas” to become creative in developing alternative land uses and configurations.
Value driven technology – What it means to your operationSpeaker: Craig Rutherford, Technical Sales Manager at the Wirtgen Group.
A comprehensive overview on new technology advancements and innovation within the mobile track-mounted crushing and screening industry. This will focus on a number of common obstacles operators are faced with and how new the innovations can assist in overcoming these challenges while increasing plant productivity and efficiency.
|10:15am - 10:45am
|10:45am - 11:30am
While there is great value in general information, rules of thumb and pro-tips, Alex will use actual case studies to bring theory to life. By working through some actual case studies, background, producer objectives, limitations and the actual issue at hand are brought into consideration before working through each case step-by-step. Along the way, it is noted that there are multiple solutions, each with their own benefits and costs. At the end of each case, a re-cap is presented to both show the presenter’s solution and provide the audience a chance to compare how they may have solved it differently.
|11:30am - 12:15pm
Dana Imbeault will discuss the Canadian Mining Skills Development Strategy, grants available through the program and how it can help your operation hire better. Dana ensures the effective and efficient operation of MiHR programs and activities. She leads a team in the development of a suite of National Occupational Standards, used by the industry to help develop the required skills and competencies of its workforce, and leads the implementation of MiHR’s Canadian Mining Certification Program – a national program that recognizes the expertise of the industry workforce. Dana also provides oversight and guidance on the implementation of MiHR’s essential skills training, including Mining Essentials and Mining Potential, essential skills and work readiness training program for Indigenous peoples, women, youth and newcomers, and occupational training programs that teach the foundational and technical skills needed to be safe and effective in various mining occupations.
|12:15pm – 1:30pm
|1:30pm – 2:15pm
Mark Nesbitt will provide key takeaways and resources for building and retaining your work force. Mark has more than 30 years in the aggregate, construction and trucking industries. He has a passion for helping people develop many personal and professional assets as they strive to grow and improve themselves. As Mark says, our people are our greatest asset, so our people skills need to be our greatest strength.
|2:15pm - 3:00pm
The presentation will explore a unique setup to capture and process data real time using 3D machine vision camera sensors and applying deep learning models to detect the ore size, texture and characteristics using continuous rock flow video data. The insights are then instantly passed on to mill personnel for real time adjustment on mill throughput adjustment, blending and mixing, which results in significant optimization for the overall mine-to-mill value chain.
|3:00pm - 3:30pm
|3:30pm - 4:00pm
The On-site and Excess Soil Management regulation under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act provides a framework for excavating, removing, and transporting excess soil between two or more sites. This presentation will provide an overview of the excess soil regime in Ontario and discuss the designated roles under the regulation as well as best practices for ensuring compliance and reducing liability on construction and development projects.