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Keynote Speakers
The conference program features four Keynote Lectures by the following internationally renowned experts:
 

Heinz Brandl

Prof. Heinz Brandl
Professor Emeritus, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Chairman, Austrian Geotechnical Society
 

Turan Durgunoglu

Dr. Turan Durgunoglu
Professor Emeritus, Bogazici University, Turkey
Chairman, ZETAŞ Zemin Teknolojisi
 

Rudolph Frizzi

Mr. Rudolph P. Frizzi
Senior Principal, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, USA
Immediate Past President, Deep Foundation Institute
 

Serge Varaksin

Mr. Serge Varaksin
Director, Menard Geosystems, France
Chairman, ISSMGE Technical Committee on Ground Improvement
 

 
 

Technical Program (Tentative)

 Day One: Wednesday March 14

08:30 onwardRegistration - Main Foyer
08:30-09:15Coffee and Refreshments - Main Foyer
09:15-09:30

Opening Remarks
Alaa Ashmawy, Conference Chair
Mamdouh Nasr, DFI Middle East Committee Chair
 

09:30-10:15
Heinz Brandl

Keynote Lecture | Prof. Heinz Brandl, Austria
Cyclic Preloading of In-Situ Piles and Box-Shaped Deep Foundations to Improve Bearing-Settlement Behavior
 

10:15-10:45Coffee Break - Main Foyer
10:45-12:15

Plenary Session A: Characterization
 
Design Considerations and Testing of Megashafts in Coastal Plain Geology of South Carolina, USA
  Luis Eduardo Gonzalez | ECS Carolinas, USA
  Stephen John Geiger | ECS Carolinas, USA
 
A Case Study of Deep Foundations in the Coral Formation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  Hamid Ismail | RGF, Saudi Arabia
  Shahzad Shafiq | RGF, Saudi Arabia
  Ehtesham Mehmood | RGF, Saudi Arabia
  Muhammad Qasim | RGF, Saudi Arabia
 
Implementation of CPT Technology in Design and Analysis of Driven Piles
  Hani H. Titi | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  Murad Y. Abu-Farsakh | Louisiana Transportation Research Center, USA
  Mark J. Morvant | Louisiana Transportation Research Center, USA
 

12:15-13:30

Lunch - Room E-421
 

13:30-14:15
Serge Varaksin

Keynote Lecture | Mr. Serge Varaksin, France
Concept and Parameters of Ground Improvement in Cohesionless Soils of the Arabian Peninsula
 

14:15-15:45

Expert Panel: Ground Improvement and Foundation Repair
 
Restoration of Bearing Capacity of Existing "Short" Drilled Shafts using Base Grouting
  Emad Sharif | ACES, UAE
 
Combining High Vacuum Consolidation and Dynamic Compaction for Rapid Improvement of Soft Cohesive Soils
  Roberto Yingko Liang | University of Akron, USA

 
Load Test on Vibro Stone Columns in the Sea Near Abu Dhabi, UAE
  Wolfgang Jimmy Wehr | Keller Holding, Germany
  Guido Freitag | Keller Grundbau, Germany
  Tammo Kohler | Keller Grundbau, Germany
 
Panel Discussion
 

15:45-14:15Coffee Break - Main Foyer
16:15-17:45

Plenary Session B: Modeling
 
Innovative Construction Technique Analyzed by FEM for Shallow Foundations on Reactive Soils
  Mohamed Shahin | Curtin University, Australia
  Mostafa Ismail | Advanced Geomechanics, Australia
 
Modeling and Analysis of Lateral Loading Test on Large Diameter Bored Pile in Sandy Soil
  Ala Nasir Aljorany | Baghdad University, Iraq
  Fouad Aljumaily | Philadelphia University, Jordan
 
Three-dimensional Finite Element Nonlinear Static Analysis of a Drilled Shaft Subjected to Axial Load
  Masoud Hajali | Florida International University, USA
  Caesar Abishdid | Florida International University, USA
 

17:45-16:15Poster setup
18:15Bus transportation from AUD to Conference Banquet
18:30-21:00

Conference Banquet - Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (JBR)
 

 Day Two: Thursday March 15

08:30 onwardRegistration - Main Foyer
08:30-09:00Poster setup
08:30-09:00Coffee and Refreshments - Main Foyer

09:00-09:45
Turan Durgunoglu

Keynote Lecture | Dr. Turan Durgunoglu, Turkey
Partial Top-Down Construction Using Permanent Diaphragm Walls - A Case Study
 

09:45-10:45

Poster Session - Main Foyer, Mezzanine Level
 
Analysis and Design of Platepile Reinforced Embankments
  Hamed Hamedifar | University of California at Berkeley, USA
 

Analysis of Static and Dynamic Axial Pile Load Tests
  Mohamed E. Salama | Port Said University, Egypt
  Marawan Shahien | Tanta University, Egypt
 
Architecture Urban Design and Environmental Engineering - The Case of Bistritsa Hills Sofia, Bulgaria
  Saf Fahim | Achronica Architects, USA
 

Assessment of Critical Success Factors for Piling Contractors in Middle East
  Yehia Farouk Itani | Trevi Group, Saudi Arabia
 


Behavior of Concrete-Filled GFRP Piles under Lateral Loads
  Alaa Ata | Zagazig University, Egypt
  Nagwa Elsakhawi | Zagazig University, Egypt
  Ahmed Gehad | Zagazig University, Egypt
  Marwa Nabil | Zagazig University, Egypt
 



Analysis of On Land Instrumented Preliminary Pile Load Tests for Off Shore Piles, Dubai, UAE
  Julian Tyson | Halcrow, UAE
 
Combined Pile Raft Analysis of High Rise Tower Using SSI Approach
  Mohamed Faizur Rahman | DTMFZA, UAE
 
Correlation of Swelling Pressure with Index Properties of Expansive Soils
  Abiel Ngusse Lukas | Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
 
Foundation Problems with "Reinforced Soil"
  Andreas Brandner | IB-Brandner, Austria
 

High Capacity Helical Piles-A New Dimension For Deep Foundations
  Mohammed Sakr | WorleyParsons, Canada
 

Investigation of Some Misleading Test Results of Concrete Used for Bored Piles in the UAE
  Ahmed A. Al-Mufty | Al-Habtoor STFA Soil Group, UAE
 


Observational Method in Ground Engineering
  Salah Al Dilimi | Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, UAE
  Mohamed Maghazy | Systra, UAE
 
Sustainability in Piled Foundations
  Alida Saleh | Exp International Services Inc, Canada
  Silvana Micic | University of Western Ontario, Canada
 

10:45-12:45

Plenary Session C: Experience
 
Complex Geotechnical Aspects of Mega Projects - Changi WRP Project, Singapore
  Suresh Parashar | CH2M Hill, UAE
  Edward Sloan | CH2M Hill, Canada
 
Capacity of Rock-Socketed Drilled Shafts in the Mid-Atlantic Region, USA
  MD Sahadat Hossain | University of Texas Arlington, USA
 
Instrumentation and Full-Scale Lateral Load Testing of a Batter Pile Group Foundation at I-10 Twin Span Bridge
  Murad Abu-farsakh | Louisiana State University, USA
 
Misuse of Auger Cast-in-Place Piles
  Khaled El-Sayed Gaaver | Alexandria University, Egypt
  Fathi M. Abdrabbo | Alexandria University, Egypt
 

12:45-14:00Lunch - Room E-421

14:00-14:45
Rudolph Frizzi

Keynote Lecture | Mr. Rudolph P. Frizzi, USA
Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis-Practical Applications
 

14:45-16:15

Plenary Session D: Innovation
 
Thermal Integrity Profiling: The Method and a Case Study
  Brent Robinson | Pile Dynamics Inc, USA
 
Steel Fibers Reinforced Grouted and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Grouted Helical Screw Piles
  Yasser Abdelghany | Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, British Columbia, Canada
  Hesham El Naggar | University of Western Ontario, Canada
 
Use of GEWI® Micropiles for Uplift Resistance
  Klaus Lanzinger | Diwydag Systems International, Germany
 

16:15-16:30

Closing Remarks: Mamdouh Nasr, DFI Middle East Committee Chair
 

 

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