Venter, J 2016, 'Designing with risk', in PM Dight (ed.), Proceedings of the First Asia Pacific Slope Stability in Mining Conference
, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 13-24, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1604_0.2_Venter
The purpose of this paper is to open the debate around geotechnical design methodology for open pits and to present a case for proper planning of design work in order to improve the value of open pit designs. The approach taken consisted of reviewing the literature on design methodology and demonstrating, through an open pit example, that designing can be carried out using a risk assessment based approach. Through the example, a risk based design evaluation tool is developed that documents and summarises a whole design on a single page. The risk based design evaluation tool is proposed for use by design project managers, designers, design documenters, reviewers and design users to improve design rigour through visual demonstration of Bieniawski’s design principles, better communication and more objective review. The paper also presents a site investigation geology summary tool to help document failure mechanisms to be used as input for the design analysis.
ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) 1987, Fifth Annual Report, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Washington DC.
Ang, AH-S & Tang, WH 1975, Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Design: Volume I - Basic Principles, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
Ang, AH-S & Tang, WH 1990, Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Design: Volume II - Decision, Risk and Reliability, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
Ang, AH-S & Tang, WH 2007, Probability Concepts in Engineering, 2nd ed, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.
AS/NZS 4360 1999, AS/NZS 4360:1999 Risk Management, Standards Australia.
Baecher, GB & Christian, JT 2003, Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
Bieniawski, Z 1984, ‘The Design Process in Rock Engineering’, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, pp. 183–190.
Bieniawski, Z 1988, ‘Towards a Creative Design Process’, Rock Engineering Mining Engineering, pp. 1040–1044.
Bieniawski, Z 1992, Design Methodology in Rock Engineering, Balkema, Rotterdam.
Fenton, GA & Griffiths, D 2008, Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.
Harr, ME 1987, Reliability Based Design in Civil Engineering, Dover Publications Inc., New York.
Hudson, JA & Harrison, JP 1997, Engineering Rock Mechanics: An Introduction to the Principles, Elsevier Science, Oxford.
Mackenzie, W & Cusworth, N 2007, The Use and Abuse of Feasibility Studies, Project Evaluation Conference, Melbourne.
Read, J & Stacey, P (eds) 2009, Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.
Stacey, P 2009, ‘Fundamentals of Slope Design’, in J Read & P Stacey (eds), Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, pp. 1–14.
Stacey, T 2014, ‘Design - a strategic issue’, Australian Centre for Geomechanics Newsletter, December, pp. 1–4.
Vick, SJ 2002, Degrees of Belief: Subjective Probability and Engineering Judgement, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
Wikipedia 2016, Open-pit Mining, viewed 12 May 2016,