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About Blast Log Ltd.

Blast Log Ltd. is a specialist consultancy providing services in the areas of blasting, vibration and air-overpressure for the quarrying and mining industries and to applications including demolition, tunnelling and civil engineering. The company combines experienced industry based blasting consultants with blasting engineers who work at the forefront of blasting research and develop state-of-the-art technology to ensure that the very best techniques and knowledge are applied to our Clients' needs. Blast Log Ltd. is a subsidiary of GWP Consultants LLP (GWP).

Over the last 20 years GWP has worked closely with members of the University of Leeds Blasting and Environmental Research Group (BERG) on numerous blasting and vibration related projects. This collaboration has enabled ground breaking blasting research to be applied to real blasting problems, and for industry and consulting experience to assist and influence research areas. Blast Log, a Limited Company since March 2007, is a formalisation of this working relationship.

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Many of our quarrying Clients wish to reduce the environmental impact of blasting, particularly on neighbouring properties and residents. In all aspects of our work we continually strive to minimise the environmental impacts of blasting by minimising ground vibration and air-overpressure through research, analysis and design. The impacts of blasting on people are often related to perception and to that end we are regularly asked to liase with local people to explain from an independent standpoint the blasting process and the measures being taken to reduce any impact on them and their property.

To maintain our position at the forefront of blasting research and consulting experience in the UK we regularly attend and present papers at the ISEE and EFEE conferences to keep abreast and take advantage of the latest developments. We also sponsor a PhD student at the University of Leeds who is researching the effects of air overpressure and face velocities with respect to blasting, a very useful project that we expect will influence future advances in reducing the environmental impacts of blasting.

Blast Log Ltd has two offices, a Head Office in Charlbury, Oxfordshire and a second office in Leeds, West Yorkshire.