Dennis Clark, PE

Mining and Blasting Engineer
dclark@forensicexp.com

Education

B.S. Mining Engineering, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, MO, 1969
Honorary Degree in Mining Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla for expertise and work in the field of explosive-rock interaction and the control of environmental effects due to blasting, 1981

Areas of specialization
  • Rock mechanics
  • Explosive fragmentation
  • Rock stability in construction, coal mining and quarrying
  • Blasting damage studies and investigations
  • Blasting permitting
  • Mine reclamation
  • Review of blasting programs
  • Evaluation of blasting logs
  • Air blast and ground vibration investigations
  • Blasting seismographs
  • Pre- and post blast surveys
  • Structure damage claims
  • Blasting fumes evaluations
  • Conducting blaster certification training
  • Presentation of blasting seminars
Professional Affiliations
  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE)
  • Society of Mining Engineers

Mr. Clark has over 45 years of experience in rock mechanics, explosive fragmentation and rock stability in construction, coal mining and quarrying. He is experienced in the examination and appraisal of alleged blast damage, along with the methods and planning to reduce blast effects on structures near the blast site, which are important components of the service. He has also performed appraisals, evaluations and risk analysis of operational and proposed related activities and has testified in numerous cases in state and federal court, as well as the Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, involved with explosives applications and the effects of explosives on adjacent properties or lands.

A current CV is available on request.