DUBAI | 2 - 3 APRIL, 2014


AUDDeep Foundations InstituteDTMFZA


In collaboration with

Society of Engineers - UAE




The DFI Middle East Conference is the region`s leading technical conference in the field of foundation engineering. The Second Edition of the conference aims to provide an opportunity for the region`s geotechnical engineering practitioners and academicians to interface, exchange information and experience, and present the latest developments in the field of foundation design and construction. Co-sponsored by the Deep Foundation Institute, the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority, and the American University in Dubai, and supported by the UAE Society of Engineers, this year`s conference builds upon the success of DFIMEC 2012 and promises to provide a top-quality forum for discussing cutting edge technologies and current developments in the field through case histories. The conference exhibit, running in parallel with the technical sessions, enables companies to showcase their qualifications and project portfolios.

This year`s conference features prominent keynote presentations by Professor Silvano Marchetti, a key figure in geotechnical site characterization and in-situ testing; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach, a world-renowned expert on pile-raft foundations, Dr. Ronald Brinkgreve, a pioneer in the field of finite element modeling of foundations; and Dr. Toichi Watabe, a leading authority in the design and development of airports in Japan.



Gold Sponsors



Conference Chair
Alaa K. Ashmawy, AUD
Rolf Katzenbach, TU Darmstadt
Technical Program Chair
Khaldoun Fahoum, Langan
Executive Manager
Pameline Martin, AUD
Organizing and Technical Committee
Marwan Alzaylaie, DTMFZA
Emad Sharif, ACES
Faizur Rahman, DTMFZA
Karim Khalaf, Fugro ME
Khaldoun Fahoum, Langan
Salah Al Dilimi, RTA

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