NEW EDITION OF THE MINE VENTILATION COURSE AT AYMA | FEBRUARY 2020
AYMA Mining is starting the new edition of its Mine Ventilation Course, which will be from February 10 – 14, 2020 at Edificio Ariete in Polígono Pisa (c/ Innovación, 6-8, 41927 Mairena del Aljarafe).
Since December 13, 2019, registration has been opened for the next course offered at AYMA: Mine ventilation. The objective of this course, which takes place from February 10 – 14, 2020 in Mairena del Aljarafe, Sevilla, is to provide a deeper knowledge of the theory, techniques and processes of underground mine ventilation, applied to hard rock mining.
The Ventilation Course is specifically oriented towards mining engineers, mining technicians, mining engineering students, and in general, professionals with jobs related to ventilation (design, operation).
Classes will be delivered by Dr. Rick Brake –Mine Ventilation Australia (MVA)–, Australian mining engineer with 30 years of experience in both underground and open-pit mines in Australia and North America. Brake’s distinguished career path is ideal for teaching a course such as this. He graduated with honors from the University of Queensland, earned an MBA from the University of Deakin and a Doctorate in Physiology from the University of Curtin. He is a Fellow Member of AusIMM, member of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa and a member of the Minerals Industry Consultants Association of Australia.
In addition, he was the Ventilation Superintendent of four underground mines of Mount Isa in the mid 80’s. In 1999 he created his own consulting company, Mine Ventilation Australia, specializing in areas related to interior ventilation, mine cooling, heat stress and evacuation and entrapment. His company has served as a consultancy for numerous underground mines in Australia, China, Southeast Asia and Africa. He has a long, reputable and demonstrated experience with numerous courses and seminars about mine ventilation, evacuation-entrapment and heat stress, and he has published more than 30 technical articles on these subjects. In 2017 he received the Howard Hartman award, one of the most important awards worldwide on the subject of mine ventilation, and was the first non-North American to receive it.
If you would like to take part in this course, don’t wait for too long because there are only eight places left.
Information about the course
Location. Edificio Ariete, C/ Innovación, 6-8, Polígono PISA 41927 Mairena del Aljarafe, Sevilla.
Duration. The course consists of 40 class hours, and is held Monday to Friday. The timetable is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with coffee and lunch breaks.
ï Start: 8:00 a.m.
ï Coffee break: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
ï Lunch: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
ï End: 5:00 p.m.
Materials. A hard copy of all course content is provided.
Computer resources. Each participant will be given a laptop with Windows XP or later versions, with EXCEL, WORD and ACROBAT READER. The computer will have a free USB port.
Additional information. The cost of the course includes breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation will be at the expense of the participant. There is a hotel (GIT VIA Mairena), which is a15-20-minute walk from the course location. Connections to Seville: Metro stop –CAVALERI- is 15 minutes away on foot. Parking is available in the vicinity of the building where the course will take place.
December 13, 2019: Registration opened
January 15, 2020: Early registration deadline
February 3, 2020: Registration deadline
Courses at Ayma
Training courses for mining professionals are among the many services and activities offered at Ayma Mining Solutions. These courses are oriented towards experienced professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level. We train industry leaders.
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If you would like more information about the course and its content, please contact Bárbara Gómez Delgado, AYMA Mining Solutions, at (+34) 659 14 23 01, or send an email to email@example.com.
At Ayma Mining Solutions, we help you go beyond your limits.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
In this day and age, innovation is crucial for staying competitive in business; and of course, the more innovation needed, the more knowledge required. It’s simple. This is why training in business plays a fundamental role. Training and development, therefore, is not a waste of time or an expense. It’s actually quite the opposite. It’s a medium and long-term investment for both employees and for companies.
Objectives and characteristics of training
Training and development is considered to be a strategic element within a business. It must comply with a series of objectives and characteristics that we will discuss below.
Some important objectives are making organizational changes easier, promoting improvement of professional performance and fitting employees with adequate job positions, maintaining cohesive corporate culture and reaching business goals in general.
Regarding characteristics, training must adapt to the company’s strategy and culture, adapting to the business. It must be continuous and must respond to a plan. It also has to be focused on the people and teams in the company and needs to contribute to individual personal development. Finally, it needs to have control systems that allow for constant measuring of results.
Benefits of training in the workplace
On the one hand, training is important for a company because it increases employee productivity, as well as employee motivation. This generates a higher level of confidence within the organization and creates a sense of adhesion and belonging. At the same time, it reduces the feeling of stagnation and increases employee retention in the company.
On the other hand, because of training, employees will see an increase in their job opportunities and, therefore, an increase in salary. It is insurance against unemployment, as the higher the training received, the better conditions employees have to develop their functions and access another job position.
- It increases employability of professionals.
- It improves job satisfaction.
- It improves the integration of employees.
- Democratization of opportunities.
- Development of knowledge and abilities of human resources of the company and, therefore, increases its competitiveness.
Training at AYMA
As in everything we do, the search for excellence in our results is part of our actions. In training too, of course. Our courses only make sense if they really add value. It’s not about adding color to your CV, handing out diplomas that certify you’ve spent a certain number of hours in a classroom. No, that’s not enough for us. What we want, work towards and achieve is to make our students better professionals.
We have carried out training courses centered on various topics, including negotiation tactics, mine ventilation, as well as internal CSR management and strategic planning of negotiations. Intensive courses where there is a real transfer of knowledge and where you can expand your network of contacts. Always with the goal of differentiating yourself from the competition.
AYMA MINING SOLUTIONS OPENS ITS NEW OFFICE IN MADRID
We don’t know the meaning of barriers. If our slogan is We help you go beyond your limits, how could we not also strive to go beyond our own? AYMA Mining Solutions opens its new office in Madrid, offering a range of professional services for AYMA and taking it into a new field: construction, particularly industrial construction.
Our new office is directed by Bernardo Gómez Delgado, project manager and Andalusian architect with more than fifteen years of experience developing projects in the construction, urban planning, civil and industrial engineering sectors. He has worked on projects in Spain, Peru, Santo Domingo, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, and Morocco, and some of his buildings are known to be among the best European architecture. A major project he completed for the Public Port Authority of Andalusia was the remodeling of the Terrón (Lepe) or Centerario Park fishing port and marina, sponsored by the Port Authority of Algeciras and constructed by Acciona.
In the industrial and mining sectors, he has worked on a variety urban projects, implementing mining activities in Andalusian communities and the facilities at the TECNOMA laboratory (now part of TYPSA) in Mairena del Aljarafe. For four years, he was in charge of building design in the industrial department at OHL, working on projects related to oil and gas, mining and cement, and renewable energies. Noteworthy EPC projects he completed for AYMA include the factory Ecocementos in Colombia, the thermo-solar plant Arenales in Morón de la Frontera, and the re-pumping station Degollado in Mexico.
The AYMA office in Madrid will now be responsible for aligning construction activities with client needs, combining experience gained using the latest technology.
Three words define the character of the office: versatility, innovation, and experience.
Versatility in a changing world
It is an undeniable fact that we live in a constantly changing environment. Knowing how to get around in this environment requires constant observation and thinking outside the limits of our comfort zone in order to get the most out of each situation. According to AYMA’s director, this is the everyday attitude at the new office in Madrid. The office itself is a great example of this attitude. Located in Madwork, a modern and dynamic co-working, it is an open space without cubicles or closed rooms that waxes and wanes, adapting to the needs of each moment, with the best team of professionals that respond to each situation. The internal workflow follows an agile model, going above the top-down organizational structure. Clients are present during all phases of the project, working side by side with the team during the entire development process of the final product.
Innovation as core value
AYMA chooses innovative tools and methods to guarantee the best results for their projects. Choosing digitalization is clear. BIM methodology is the basis of projects in construction and allows us to work with data rather than designs. Digitalization – another characteristic of the company is paper-free – allows for tracking all the information about a specific project, as well as cross-platform search. Additionally, it provides access to information from anywhere, which is in accordance with transparent, collaborative, and remote workplace policies that will be implemented in the office.
Another important effort is continuous research, which is necessary in order to apply technological advances to the workplace on a day to day basis. This is why the team performs lines of research that don’t directly apply to the projects we are developing, but ones that optimize the way we work in our office and open new doors of opportunity.
One of these doors of opportunity is opened through virtual and augmented reality, which allows us to make use of the models we have already used in the engineering phase and use them in the construction, operation, and maintenance phases. As a demonstration, in the inauguration of the AYMA office in Madrid the attendees were able to see projects carried out using VR.
Technology + Experience
We combine both innovation and the experience of having completed projects in different sectors in the world of construction. This experience has provided us with the big picture, which allows us to anticipate problems long before they occur, to prioritize what we know is important, and to ensure that expectations are fulfilled.
A well-known slogan in 1995 stated that power is nothing without control. Today, we can say that technological innovation is nothing without profound knowledge of the sector to which you are applying it. Adapting is crucial in order to achieve higher productivity, reduce errors, save money, and improve construction processes. It is clear to us that in order to do so, experience is fundamental.
New problem-solving tools and the experience to know how to foresee problems before they happen.
AYMA COURSES IN 2018: THE NEXT LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE
AYMA´s course offering for 2018 consists of three seminars on complex negotiations and a course on mine ventilation. We also include the possibility of organizing posterior training modules. Create solutions for the specific needs of each client is the philosophy at AYMA Mining Solutions, providing unique and specific solutions to each individual problem.
Here we discuss the training that AYMA offers for 2018. Our course offerings may be expanded, in which case updated information will be provided. We offer this information not as in-company training, but as external courses where we invite employees of CLC. In the case that the company wants internal training, we would provide a specific offer according to your needs and anticipated attendees.
We propose two different training segments:
- Training for management, made up of three seminars to take place in the first semster of the year. Each seminar will be full-time and will last for two days.
- Seminar 1. Advanced negotiation
- Seminar 2. Strategic planning for negotiations
- Seminar 3. Negotiation tactics
- Training for technical staff: In the second semester of 2018 we offer the third edition of a week-long mine ventilation course.
The following is a summary of the content offered in the courses and seminars planned for this year. It is important to note that in the negotiation seminars, the dynamics of role play are implemented in the curriculum. These three seminars are projected to last for 2 days, with the schedule from 9:00 to 17:00. Illustrative examples will be provided depending on the type of negotiation and situation being studied, and attendees will engage in role plays in order to obtain practical skills.
The negotiation seminars will be delivered by Antonio L. Carrión Roncero, director with more than 20 years of experience in multinational companies (GM Group, ACS Group, Airbus, Deutsche Bahn) in the areas of production, engineering, Human Resources, Organizational Management, and Corporate Management. Mr. Carrión is an expert negotiator, trained and certified as “Advanced Negotiator” in the Negotiation Institute of Zurich.
The course on ventilation uses theory and practical aspects to strengthen knowlegde, including resolving problems in a group, presentation of solutions to the group, and the use of specific software. The course lasts for 5 working days, with a schedule from 8:30 to 17:00.
The ventilation course will be taught by mining engineer Rick Brake, who has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Currently, his work is centered on consulting and training. He has worked as a consultant for underground mines all over the world and has collaborated as an expert in various projects. He has more than 60 technical publications in the areas of ventilation, extraction, thermal stress, air quality management, and underground mining conditions. In 2017, he received an award from the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) for his work on mine ventilation, being the first non-North American person to receive this award.
- ADVANCED NEGOTIATIONS
The objective of the advanced negotiations seminar is to learn and to perfect the necessary skills to handle complex negotiations and create deadlocks and how to lead strategies and tactics for these types of negotiations. The attendees will receive training on the Role of the Leader in Negotiations and on the Role of the Decision Maker.
- Learn how to:
- Control yourself and your opponent
- Control extreme situations
- Analyze your opponent and yourself
- Create negotiation impasse
- Define a strategy
- Negotiate in a practical way
- Negotiate in a consistent way
More specifically, the content of the seminar of Advanced Negotations consists of the following:
- Objetive – Strategy – Tactics.
- Define objectives.
- Strategy in the face of intuition.
- Tactics for success.
- The emotional aspect.
- Handling unjustified demands.
- Dealing with threats.
- Analyze the other side.
- Identify motives for positions.
- Lead the negotiation.
- Negotiating with the irrational.
- Composure under stress.
- Negotiation team.
- Establish a negotiation team.
- Negotiate with groups.
- Recognize and control manipulation tactics.
- Breaking a deadlock.
- Recognize threats.
- Recognize common ground and disagreements.
- Agreement and Breakdown.
- How to handle a breakdown in negotiation
- STRATEGIC PLANNING IN NEGOTIATIONS
The objective of this seminar is to learn to plan necessary strategies in order to achieve success in the negotiation process. Attendees will be taught how to plan negotiation strategies for exerting pressure, avoidance, associating, abandoning, etc.
- How important is closing the deal?
- What are the mutual interests?
- How is the relationship with the opponent?
- What is the relation of power?
- Analyze possible scenarios
- Avoidance tactics
- NEGOTIATION TACTICS
There are many types of negotiation tactics. Tactics are the implementation of the strategies followed during a negotiation. They are actions.
The objective of this seminar is to learn various tactics to use as tools to support a strategy. A series of tactics that can be used for different situations that arise in the negotiation process will be taught through practical and hands-on training.
- A firm handshake is also a negotiation tactic.
- A set of tactics. Practical application.
- Analyze the possible scenarios and choose appropriate tools.
- Learn distraction, confusion, avoidance, and stalling tactics.
- Tactics and negotiator personality.
- MINE VENTILATION
The objective of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of the theory, techniques, and processes of ventilation in underground mines, applied to hard rock mining. To do so, the course content has been divided in the following segments:
- Basic concepts
- Roles and responsibilities
- Basic concepts in math, physics, chemistry, statistics, electro technology
- Gases, composition, laws, TLVs, mixes, diffusion
- Air quality
- Monitor, measure, and control level of: blasting gases and re-entry times Monoxide gases/fumes/particulate gas emissions, diesel, Radon gas, Dust, and Trigger limits
- Emergencias relacionadas con la ventilación de mina
- Pressure and loss of pressure
- Basic design of ventilation fans
- Main aspects of mine ventilation
- Ventilation pressure and testing. Laws on ventilation fans. Types of fans
- Theory of ventilation networks
- Lamina resistance for proper functioning of the fan
- Offers, specifications, and selection of fans
- Aspects of ventilation control and operation of fans
- Efficient air ducts sizing
- Measures of P/V/T. Developments and ventilation of mobile equipment.
- Auxiliary ventilation: types, systems, design
- Ventilation production for different mining methods.
- Ventilation production and fixed facilities
- Ventilation design for underground infrastuctures
- Ventilation controls
- Psychometry and thermal load
- Heat stress
- Monitoring, measuring, good practices, error search, audits
PLACES AND DATES
FIRST SEMESTER OF 2018: Seminars for management
Advanced negotiations: March
Strategic business planning: May
Negotiation tactics: June 2.
SECOND SEMESTER OF 2018: Courses for technical employees
Course on mine ventilation: September. AYMA facility at industrial park PISA.