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As world-renowned experts in engineering, geology, information systems, and technology, RESPEC is a global leader in integrated solutions for mining, minerals, and energy. In the spirit of stewardship, RESPEC’s unique team of distinguished professionals offers mining and mineral clients the expertise to maximize project returns while respecting the economic, social, and environmental well-being of a community.
And, when it comes to rocks, we rock.
As a global leader in rock mechanics, RESPEC’s engineering team is a combining force of integrated backgrounds in geosciences. Across a variety of industries that RESPEC serves, successful designs start with quality soil and rock data. RESPEC’s team delivers expertise in rock mechanics to determine the strength of a rock mass and its capacity to resist applied forces or respond to dynamic loading.
Our natural world has been modified to such an extent that the “easy” engineering projects are becoming fewer and fewer. As mines and infrastructure projects continue to advance into more difficult territory where excavations are larger, mines are deeper, and grades are lower, requirements are generally becoming more complex. Simple engineering and “rule of thumb” processes don’t apply as engineering projects advance. The highest levels of theory, observation, and expertise must work together to create the safest and most innovative rock mechanics solutions in mining and energy projects.
World-renowned experts in geoscience, engineering, and technology, RESPEC is a global leader in integrated technology solutions and consulting for mining, minerals, and energy. In the spirit of stewardship, RESPEC’s unique team of distinguished professionals offers mining and mineral clients the expertise to maximize project returns while respecting the economic, social, and environmental well-being of a community.
View some of our Mining & Energy brochures to learn more about the full scope of services and capabilities RESPEC can bring to your team.
RESPEC is proud to showcase a long history of projects across the full spectrum of Mining & Energy projects. While we have more than 100 projects and case studies available for viewing on our Web site, we've selected a few projects here to introduce a small fraction of work that our team has successfully completed with our partners.
With the addition of PDC Engineers in 2020 and Mine Development Associates (MDA) in 2018, RESPEC expanded our Mining & Energy expertise and increased our global footprint. PDC Engineers, based out of Fairbanks, AK, provides all facets of engineering services in the horizontal and vertical infrastructure markets. MDA, based out of Reno, NV, brought a 30-year history of work in the mining community and a team of Registered Professional Geologists and Professional Mining Engineers with extensive experience in metals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten, platinum, and palladium, as well as in industrial minerals.
RESPEC's Mining & Energy Webinar Series started in 2020 and is continuing strong into 2021. With two webinars in the books, Blasting in Close Quarters: From Quarry to Construction Blasting and Getting Ready for a Mineral Estimate, we have a full schedule planned for the rest of the year. RESPEC's next Webinar will take place Thursday, March 18th, 1pm EST and cover Hydrogen and Energy Storage for the Future presented by Sam Voegeli, RESPEC Staff Engineer with experience in geotechnical engineering, primarily in performing numerical and analytical modeling for rock- and salt-mechanics studies.
Peter Christensen has extensive international experience including project development, operations management and consulting in open-cut and underground mining in a broad range of commodities.
Tom Dyer has more than 23 years of experience as a practicing mining engineer and has performed tasks associated with an operating mine, including the Cortez gold mine in Beowawe, Nevada.
Edmundo LaPorte is a licensed professional engineer with experience in multiple industrial mineral, metal, coal, and hard-rock mining projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia.
Tabetha Stirrett’s professional experience has revolved around geoscience work in the potash, oil-and-gas, gold, and coal industries and has taken her to projects all over North America to South America, Europe, and southeast Asia.
With nearly 2 decades of career experience in research, natural-resource exploration, environmental assessments, and community engagement, Deb Shewfelt brings a diverse perspective to her work, identifying inclusive and sustainable business practices.
Michelle St. Louis
With 20 years in mining and energy Michelle St. Louis is a professional geologist possessing diverse expertise in exploration and development including her 10 year oil and gas career at Husky Energy, Oil sands development, frac sand exploration and development, and plenty of hands on drilling experience which included sampling for Canadian diamonds.