13 - 15 November, 2017
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Robert Thurner

Technical Director Middle East
Robert was trained as a civil engineer at the Graz University of Technology in Austria. He has worked on many concepts, designs and execution of projects using various ground engineering techniques in various sites all over the world. In 2000, Robert obtained his PhD on ‘’Probabilistic analysis using deterministic Finite Elements calculations in Geotechnics’’ at the Graz University of Technology in Austria. He then continued his professional career, as Head of Research and Development for Keller in South East Europe. He then continued as a Managing Director in Greece for 4 years and then in Turkey for 3 years. Currently, he holds a position as Technical Director for the Middle East and Turkey.

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

• 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

12:20 PM Choosing the best ground improvement methods - Based on soil conditions and clients’ needs

  • Grouting techniques that improve the foundation in existing facilities
  • High loaded soil improvement techniques applied successfully for sensitive structures
  • Value engineering on major ground improvement projects

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dr. Robert .

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