Benoit LatapieTechnical Manager, Ground Engineering
A Chartered Principal Geotechnical Engineer acting as Technical Manager for Atkins MENA ground engineering team. Benoit is expert in simplifying complex problems and streamlining their delivery which is an asset on large design and build projects. He is very experienced in understanding soil-structure interaction mechanisms using advanced numerical modelling tools to provide economic yet safe engineering solutions.
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.