Contact

DEPARTMENT OF SURFACE AND STRUCTURES PROTECTION

Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland

 

Head of Department

dr inż. Dariusz Ignacy
e-mail: dignacy@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 25 70

 

 

 

LABORATORY OF SURFACE PROTECTION

Head

dr inż. Piotr Gruchlik
e-mail: pgruchlik@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 26 41

 

 

 

LABORATORY OF BUILDING IN MINING AREAS

Head

dr inż. Wiesław Mika
e-mail: wmika@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 23 53

 

 

  • rock mass and surface deformation prediction caused by underground exploitation;
  • evaluation of mining impact on various elements of land use;
  • risk assessment of discontinuous deformation occurrence in mining areas;
  • determination and verification of the mining area boundaries;
  • boundaries determination of areas requiring transformation or reclamation, with particular consideration given to the risk of water flooding as a consequence of natural water flow restoration;
  • categorisation of mining areas in terms of the predicted mining surface deformation;
  • flooding risk assessment of mining and post-mining areas;
  • assessment and categorisation of post-mining areas suitability for spatial planning, including building development in particular;
  • optimisation of underground mining exploitation projects in terms of the surface and its land use protection;
  • verification of mining plant operation plans in terms of the surface protection and the compatibility with local spatial planning;
  • classification of industrial mineral resources with consideration given to the surface and its land use protection;
  • determination and verification of safety pillar boundaries.

 

  • structures and utility infrastructure networks protection against mining impact;
  • structure technical condition evaluation and diagnosing the causes responsible for the damage to said structures;
  • stock-taking and evaluation of static and dynamic resistance of structures exposed to mining impact;
  • development and implementation of new resistance evaluation methods for structures and technical infrastructure networks exposed to the impact of deformations and mining tremors;
  • predicted effect determination of designed mining impact on building land development;
  • safety and reliability evaluation of structures in mining areas and the anticipated inconveniences related to their use;
  • operating conditions evaluation of utility infrastructure networks exposed to static and dynamic mining impact;
  • threats determination for the operational safety structures in mining areas;
  • complex cause and effect evaluations of the deviation of structures from the vertical in mining areas;
  • evaluation of damage to structures and the surface from the perspective of its relation to mining plant operations;
  • determination of protection and reinforcement methods for existing structures exposed to the impact of mining-induced subsoil deformations and mining tremors;
  • structures and utility infrastructure networks protection in post-mining areas;
  • threats identification and definition for structures in post-mining areas;
  • suggesting optimal preventive and protective measures for existing and planned structures in mining and post-mining areas;
  • consultation and evaluation of the projects of structures planned for mining and post-mining areas;
  • consultation and evaluation of the construction projects of utility infrastructure network sections employing trenchless methods;
  • evaluation of the action projects regarding surface water regulation and flood protection, as well as mining and post-mining areas reclamation and revitalisation, with consideration given to the risk of water flooding as a consequence of natural water flow restoration;
  • evaluation of documentations concerning the environmental protection in terms of predicted mining impact;
  • evaluation of technical documentations concerning mining damage repairs;
  • laboratory testing of materials and products employed for utility infrastructure network construction, particularly of pipes, fittings, manholes, tanks, compensators and other utility infrastructure network elements from the perspective of their usage in mining and post-mining areas;
  • laboratory testing of geosynthetic materials intended for soil reinforcement, as well as the possibility evaluation of their usage in mining areas;
  • monitoring of the area surface and structures subject to mining impact;
  • mining area surface scanning;
  • structures scanning;
  • automatic continuous monitoring of the deviation of structures from the vertical;
  • recording and evaluation of the technical condition of structures using drone technology.

 

+ 48-32-259-2000