Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM Start of conference registration with welcome refreshments

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Opening remarks from the conference Chairman

Ian Hosking, Vice President, Ground Engineering and Tunnelling, AECOM

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Ian Hosking

Vice President, Ground Engineering and Tunnelling
AECOM

USING EFFICIENT METHODOLOGIES TO CREATE ROBUST UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote presentation: Examining innovative piling techniques to create robust foundations

Ilias Michalis, Technical Director MEA, Geotechnics and Tunnelling, Parsons
  • Discussing piling mechanisms for deep foundations
  • Low-vibration driven piles, helical piles, drilled micropiles and other deep foundation elements to support new foundations

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Ilias Michalis

Technical Director MEA, Geotechnics and Tunnelling
Parsons

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Optimization of drilled pile design in local practice

Eng. Emad Sharif, Chair, Deep Foundation Institute – Middle East Chapter


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Eng. Emad Sharif

Chair
Deep Foundation Institute – Middle East Chapter

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM The use of enhanced pile testing to optimise pile design – a case study from the UAE

Imraan Motara, Head of Ground Engineering, Middle East, WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF
  • Exploring new developments in deep foundations technologies
  • Optimisation of the deep foundations technologies
  • Guarantee of the stability and serviceability of the deep foundation system in the region

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Imraan Motara

Head of Ground Engineering, Middle East
WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM The subsoil deformation behaviour in Dubai

Marwan Alzaylaie, Senior Manager, Geotechnical Design, Dubai Creative Clusters Authority
• The importance of interpretation procedures in the geotechnical design
• The performance of single pile on the weak rock
• Evaluate the Young's modulus of weak rock in Dubai

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Marwan Alzaylaie

Senior Manager, Geotechnical Design
Dubai Creative Clusters Authority

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break and refreshments

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Panel discussion: Tackling the urban environment: Discovering the challenges associated with underground construction and tunnelling in urban areas

Nidal Odeh, Director Transport and Infrastructure for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Arcadis Ian Hosking, Vice President, Ground Engineering and Tunnelling, AECOM Imraan Motara, Head of Ground Engineering, Middle East, WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF
  • Undercovering challenges that arise when planning, designing and engineering urban underground space infrastructure
  • Mitigating construction risks and managing groundwater inflows
  • Tunnelling through difficult ground conditions


Panellists:

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Nidal Odeh

Director Transport and Infrastructure for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
Arcadis
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Ian Hosking

Vice President, Ground Engineering and Tunnelling
AECOM
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Imraan Motara

Head of Ground Engineering, Middle East
WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Benefits of pre-loading temporary props supporting braced excavations

Terry Winarta, Geotechnical Engineer, Atkins
Using soil profiles of excavations in London and Dubai, experts from Atkins have carried out calculations to compare the performance of temporary steel and proprietary hydraulic propping. The finite element models produced prove that, for the cases considered, the use of pre-loaded low stiffness hydraulic props achieved the same performance as stiff steel props, with no impact on the wall's reinforcement.

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Terry Winarta

Geotechnical Engineer
Atkins

DURABILITY AND PROTECTION OF UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Geotechnical risks and opportunities in the construction of reclaimed land

Qaiser Hayat, Geotechnical Lead and Delivery Manager, CH2M
  • Discussing the issues that arise when building deep foundations on reclaimed land
  • Investigating suitable methods of ground improvement such as vibro-compaction and stone columns to ensure strong foundations can be built on reclaimed land
  • Acknowledging the importance of piles when building foundations in reclaimed soil

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Qaiser Hayat

Geotechnical Lead and Delivery Manager
CH2M

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Best practices in protecting underground piles from corrosion

  • Adapting piling design criteria to deal with corrosion over the service life of a project
  • A cost effective approach to combating the effects of pile corrosion
  • Best techniques to control corrosion on underwater piles

1:45 PM - 2:20 PM Managing risk: Determining geotechnical risks and their mitigation during underground building and shoring works: Highlighting case study from the Cayan Tower project in Dubai

Mohamed AbdElaal, Senior Structural Engineer, Projects & Construction Services, AECOM
  • Understanding technical challenges of underground and shoring works planning process to overcome complexities
  • Exploring how ground engineering professionals should adapt to address geotechnical challenges during underground and shoring works
  • Learning how risks in the future may differ from those today

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Mohamed AbdElaal

Senior Structural Engineer, Projects & Construction Services
AECOM

2:20 PM - 3:30 PM Networking lunch

3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day two

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.
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