With more than 20 years of experience, Christoph Goss has worked in mining and heavy civil construction both in the United States and internationally.
He has extensive field expertise in construction engineering, monitoring and quality assurance, and he has also worked on the investigation, analysis and design of numerous tunnels, mines, abandoned mines, mine bulkheads, quarries, dams and reservoirs in both hard rock and soft ground.
Throughout his career, he has served as the Resident Engineer on various types of tunnel and pipe jacking projects including roadheader, microtunnel, hard rock rehabilitation, digger shield and wheel excavator. He has also been heavily involved in the claims analysis of subway, road, hydroelectric and utility tunnels constructed via drill and blast, earth pressure balance shield and slurry shield methods, and in the support evaluation of various mine tunnels, drifts and adits.
In the field of abandoned mine clean up, Christoph has played a key role in geologic investigations and the design and evaluation of ground support, mine water flow control, grouting and bulkheads. His specialty is the evaluation and rehabilitation of draining mine adits with a focus on ground control, water inflow and methods to maintain water flow to various types of treatment. Most of these projects were undertaken to address water quality impacts due to mine waters and acid mine drainage.