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

Prof. Hesham El Shazly


Geotechnical Expert, Parsons; Reviewing Expert, Abu-Dhabi Projects
Abu Dhabi Municipality


9:00 AM Keynote presentation: Mysterious subsidence in the road: a forensic study

A significant subsidence was observed in a newly constructed road in a remote labor city in Abu Dhabi. The cause of the destress in the pavement structure was hard to identify not only at first glance but also after significant concentration. The pavement layers were carefully examined. More relevantly, sampling and testing were carried out in order to characterize the material of the foundation soils as well as to determine their fabric strength. All other applied loadings and historical incidents were also investigated in order to reveal the true cause of the reported substantial damage.

• Careful examination is a key to the success in forensic studies
• Careful and disciplined interpretation of test results is essential
• Peculiarity and jumping to conclusions are the worst misleaders


11:30 AM Panel discussion: Establishing sustainable stakeholder collaboration

• How can clients, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers work together effectively from conception to construction
• Understanding each stakeholder’s role in the design and construction process to ensure project success
• What future plans are in place to ensure the continued prominence of the industry
• How does geopolitical tension affect the market
• Application of the observational method



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