president of BMC, is a licensed professional geologist, a
certified and licensed blaster, and is a blasting instructor
in many states.
He has more than
thirty years of
experience as a governmental regulator,
a field blaster, a mine operator, a blasting and blast
monitoring instructor, and as a claim and complaint
investigator. He also evaluates blasting programs,
and conducts analysis of blast
related seismic data.
Ludwiczak specializes in
complicated blast designs and has trained thousands of
blasters, governmental regulators and inspectors, mine
managers , and students of explosives engineering.
He is also
involved with the research and development of explosive
products and systems.
written over fifty technical papers and books about blast
designs, seismic monitoring,
complaint and claim investigations, computerized blasting
seismographs, conducting pre-blasting surveys, and blasting
safety. His book "The Blasting Primer", is used worldwide
as a training manual.
a founding member of the International Society
of Explosives Engineers and served ten years
on the board of directors in addition to serving on many
fully trained staff specializes in complicated blast
designs, blaster training, third party review of blasting
programs, pre-blasting surveys, public relations, claim and
complaint investigations, sales, rentals, calibration, and
servicing of computerized blasting seismographs and air blast
third party vibration monitoring and
analysis, and expert witness work with explosives and
clients consist of underground and surface coal
mines and quarries, heavy and light construction contractors,
explosives manufacturers, federal and state regulators,
federal park rangers, and field blasters. In addition,
BMC provides blasting and seismic consulting services to
federal, state, city and county governments and private
" The Blasting Primer" written and developed by
Jim Ludwiczak. At Last!
a practical and
basic book on blasting and explosives.