Mr Lachenicht has 25 years’ experience in mining geomechanics ranging from consulting, research projects, studies to mine operational experience. Over the course of his experience, positions held include manager, senior geotechnical engineer, geotechnical superintendent and principal geotechnical engineer roles with associated levels of responsibility.
Mr Hebert is a geotechnical engineer with experience in both the mining and civil industries. He has provided consulting on many projects including underground mining (e.g. block cave mining, pillar stability), open pit mining, underground excavations (e.g. tunnels, caverns, nuclear waste storage) and dams.
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Itasca Consultants S.A.S. (ICSAS) was created in 1991 and is based in Lyon, France. With help from its subsidiaries in Germany, Spain, and Sweden, it serves the European Union market. The four European Geomechanics offices combine their expertise to offer a wide range of services in the area.
Work is performed mostly in two fields: Fractured Rock Engineering and Civil Engineering.
Itasca Consultants develops methods and contributes strongly to Research & Development programs for understanding fractured rock environments, through the study of Discrete Fracture Networks, and of their consequences in terms of rock mass macroscopic mechanical and hydraulic properties. These advances contribute to nuclear waste repository safety, and to the design of advanced mining methods. They are funded by a mix of private, state, and European stakeholders.
In the Civil Engineering field, Itasca Consultants helps Itasca software clients build models, builds models for them, or performs the complete modeling sequence—including interpretation. Models range from the very simple (where our experience with the codes yields very fast and low-cost answers) to the highly sophisticated (with very complex geometries, phasing, and coupling effects).
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