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Intercontinental Development Corporation, Inc.

Seminars and Training

When you need training, come to the professionals with a history of excellence.

Classroom Training

Precision Blasting Services has offered seminars in explosives engineering and blast design on a continuous basis since 1973. Many different types of seminars have been designed depending on the needs of the industry. Precision Blasting Services has taught well over 1,000 seminars to tens of thousands of people world-wide. Seminars have been designed for many state and government agencies and industry both foreign and domestic.

Surface Blast Design 

  • Proper Energy Utilization
  • Types of Explosives
  • Energy Release Approximations
  • Explosives Properties
  • Types of Explosives
  • Priming and Boostering
  • Initiation Systems
  • Rock Breakage Mechanism
  • Blasthole Timing
  • Surface Blast Design
    • A) Production Blast
    • B) Sinking Cuts
    • C) Trenching
    • D) Presplitting
  • Blast Vibrations and Airblast
  • Geologic Effects on Blasting
  • Blasting Safety in Storage Transportation and Use of Explosives

Underground Blast Design

  • Sources of Explosive Energy
  • Rock Breakage Mechanisms
  • Explosive Characteristics
  • Commercial Explosives for Underground
  • Initiators
  • Time Effects on Fragmentation
  • Design of Single Blastholes
  • Pattern Design for Blasting of Benches
  • Burn Cuts
  • V Cuts
  • Fan Cuts
  • Heading and Bench Methods

Blast Vibration and Airblast Control

  • Vibration and Seismic Waves
  • Seismic Waves
  • Vibration Instrumentation
  • Vibration Records and Interpretations
  • Factors Affecting Vibration
  • Vibration Control
  • Ground Calibration
  • Vibration Standards
  • Long Term Vibration and Fatigue
  • Vibration Effects
  • Blasting Standard for Non-Residential Structures
  • Blasting Near Concrete Structures
  • Blasting Near Green Concrete
  • Bridges
  • Buried Pipeline
  • Computer Specifications
  • Sensitivity to Vibration
  • Air Blast Monitoring and Control
  • Glass Breakage
  • Regions of Potential Damage for Air Blast
  • Procedures to Avoid Air Blast Focusing
  • Preblast Surveys
  • Effects of Blasting on Water Wells and Aquifers
  • Overpressure and Decibels
  • Sound Level Descriptors
  • Measurement of Environmental Noise
  • A-Weighted Sound Level
  • Sound Exposure Level
  • Equivalent Sound Level
  • Day/Night Sound Level
  • Sound Level Scales
  • Commercial Sound Level Meters
  • Normal Environmental Levels of Noise
  • Day/Night Sound Levels
  • EPA Noise Standards
  • Relationship Between Indoor and Outdoor Levels
  • Continuous Sound Levels Which Threaten Health & Welfare
  • Impulse Sound Levels Which Pose a Threat to Health and Welfare
  • Psychological or Physiological Damage
  • Sound Level Surveys Method & Standards
  • Blast Design and its Effect on Vibration and Airblast
  • Explosive Energy
  • Changes in Burden
  • Change in Spacing
  • Wet Holes
  • Deck Loading
  • Pattern Design
  • Timing & Delays
  • Local Geological Condition
  • Directional Vibration
  • Engineering and Troubleshooting with Seismograph Records
  • Tracking Problem Holes
  • Simple Tests for Cap Accuracy
  • Designing For Minimum Vibration
  • Designing to Minimize Airblast

Loss Control

  • Safety in Handling, Transportation and Storage of Explosives
  • Records and documentation
  • Review of Blast Design
  • Drilling and blasting instructions
  • Product specifications
  • Proper preblast surveys
  • Use of consultants

Field Seminar

  • Safety in Handling, Transportation and Storage of Explosives
  • Initiation Systems and Necessary Equipment
  • Review of Blast Design
  • Field Layout of Blasting Patterns
  • Pattern Drilling
  • Design Exercises completed by participants
    • A)  Rock Trench Blasting
    • B)  Mud Capping Boulders
    • C)  Air Gap Blasting of Boulders
    • D)  Sinking Cut in Rock
    • E)  Dirt Ditch
    • F)  Stock Pond Blasting
    • G)  Stump Removal
    • H)  Piers and Foundations in Rock
    • I)   Concrete Demolition
    • J)  Pre-Splitting and Cushion Blasting
    • K)  Production Blast