Post-Conference Workshop Day: Wednesday, 15 November 2017

IQPC’s workshops are unique opportunities to spend valuable time with industry experts. These interactive sessions are extended to ensure that you get to
the heart of the conference’s most critical issues and uncover practical solutions you can apply in your own company. When designing our workshops, we
create a balance between theory and practice in order to provide you with practical takeaways that can be adapted for your organisation. In addition, there
is an opportunity for you to network with peers from similar organisations to build your network for future career opportunities and broaden your industry
perspective and exposure.

What are the benefits of attending workshops?
  • Address your specific challenges through a series of theoretical and practical exercises, led by a recognised expert in the field
  • Learn substantial information on a particular topic within a short period of time – the facilitator will already have sifted and selected the information presented from a wide variety of sources and the small group size will enable you to get your questions answered
  • Gather with like-minded delegates to discuss your shared challenges, exchange ideas and solutions and benchmark your competitors or project partners


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Foundation design for tall structures

The long-term vision of Dubai’s construction industry is challenged by the need to reduce construction costs and improve the building’s sustainability. Atkins has developed an in-house design method which enables via sophisticated computation modelling, meeting the even more demanding economical and sustainable criteria without compromising on performance.

By attending the workshop you will benefit by:
  • Get an insight into design procedures for economic foundation design in Dubai
  • Understand the demands and necessities when constructing high-rise buildings in Dubai
  • Review the close proximity of UAE projects and how this affects building and infrastructure foundations
  • Investigate temporary excavation support structures including diaphragm walls

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Best practices for construction dewatering

Water table levels are high in the UAE, which makes dewatering crucial during any construction process in the country. While removing excess water from the site is an obligatory process, the role of necessary moisture content in a solid should never be overlooked. This is when proper assessment before the commencement of construction exercises becomes inevitable.

By attending the workshop you will benefit by:
  • Learn about the key developments in dewatering strategies during preliminary ground preparation
  • Discuss this need for robust dewatering guidelines
  • Understand how to effectively manage the impact of rising water tables and mitigate risk
  • Discover new technologies to improve the dewatering process

2:30 PM - 2:30 PM End of workshop day

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.
For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.