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In this paper, a thorough design process is described briefly, highlighting the most important steps in the process. Several case studies are described illustrating noncompliance with the design process, for the purpose of emphasising the critical steps in the process. The use of a risk approach in design is dealt with, showing that risk can be a satisfactory design criterion, and that identification of the consequences, and hence quantification of risk, can lead the way creation of value for a mining operation.

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Stacey, TR 2015, 'Rock engineering design — the importance of process, prediction of behaviour, choice of design criteria, review and consideration of risk', in Y Potvin (ed.), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 57-76.

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