We are happy to announce that Pim van der Male has joined our team! Pim has been working on his PhD research at the Delft University of Technology focussing on coupled dynamics of offshore windturbines.
Pim will continue to work for Delft University of Technology next to his position at Cohere Consultants, which strengthens our connection with Delft University. Pim has a background in structural engineering with a profound knowledge of structural dynamics.
From 1 July 2020, private individuals and micro-entrepreneurs who think they have damage due to mining can report to the Commission on Mining Damage.Siefko Slob from Cohere Consultants is one of the four members of the Commission.
The members of the Commission have been appointed by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy for a maximum of 4 years.The appointment of members is impartial and based on expertise.The Commission's website can be found here.
The i4damsafety consortium has a new website: www.i4damsafety.com. Cohere Consultants is part of the international consortium of parties with high end expertise in the fields of monitoring, ground investigations, soil mechanics and geotechnical/geological risk assessments.
I4damsafety tries to increase dam safety (with a focus on tailing dams) by advocating an integral approach of both monitoring and testing as well as modelling and prediction. This integral approach is necessary to understand the current state of a dam and to be able to take necessary mitigating measures when needed.
On 25 January 2019, a large mine tailing storage facility failed near Brumadinho. This resulted DRR-Team missions last year in October and November. The findings of the missions are written down in the DRR team mission report, which can be downloaded here.
Cohere Consultants is part of the organisation committee of the symposium “Energy Geotechnics: Mechanics of the energy transition”. The symposium takes place on the 3rd of October 2019 at the Science Centre of Delft University of Technology.
Dutch State Secretary Van Veldhoven has informed the house of representatives (tweede kamer) on the recent written guideline New building constructions and railway vibrations (Nieuwbouw en Spoortrillingen). Cohere Consultants is co author of the guideline, see the download link hier.
Contribution of Siefko Slob in the Dutch national paper Trouw on the failure of the Brumadinho tailing dam.
LinkedIN article of Siefko Slob on the failure of the Brumadinho tailing dam