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Wednesday 11 May 2016

08:30-09:00

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

09:00-10:00

Opening Remarks

Keynote Speakers

"Use of Preloading in Rectification of Large Settlement Piles" - Dr. Abdussamie M. Haimoni | Expert, CEO Office, Rail Agency - Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

"Prediction and Control of Groundwater Inflow for Deep Tunnels" - Dr. John Endicott | Executive Director, Geotechnical Engineering - AECOM, Hong Kong

10:00-11:15

Excavations: Support Systems and Dewatering (Session A)

P101 - 10:00 | MV Pile Anchors in the Port of Fujairah - Gert-Jan Roelevink | MUC Engineering, UAE

P102 - 10:25 | Building Diaphragm Walls on Newly Reclaimed Land - Olivier Haye | VSL-INTRAFOR, Hong Kong

P103 - 10:50 | A Comparison Between the Thermally Induced Load in Steel and Proprietary Hydraulic Props When Used to Support Deep Excavations and its Relationship to Axial Stiffness and Wall Deflections - Tony Gould | VP PLC Groundforce, UK

11:15-11:45

Coffee & Networking Break

11:45-13:00

Excavations: Support Systems and Dewatering (Session A)

P104 - 11:45 | 1st Soil Nail Wall in Dubai - Basheer Khan | Parsons Int., UAE

P105 - 12:10 | Slope Stability Analysis and Optimisation of Rock Stabilisation with Cable Anchors at a Resort Project, Sultanate of Oman - Mohd J Ahmed | Arab Center for Engineering Studies, UAE

P106 - 12:35 | Corrosion of Below-Grade Reinforced Concrete Structures in the Arabian Peninsula: Analysis, Evaluation and Management - Eric Samson | Simco Technologies, Canada

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-15:35

Ground Characterization and Information Modeling Systems

P107 - 14:05 | Determination of Equivalent Mohr-Coulomb Parameters from the Hoek-Brown Criterion and the Impact on Geotechnical Design - Andrew Lochaden | Atkins Global, UAE

P108 - 14:30 | BIM Workflows for Using Geotechnical Data in Civil Engineering - Nicolas Loubier | Bentley, Canada

P109 - 14:55 | The Case of "Hard Soils - Weak Rocks" Challenges of Geotechnical Evaluation - Ilias K. Michalis | Arcadis, UAE

P110 - 15:20 | Introduction to Dubai Accreditation Centre - Qasim Al-Shamsi | Dubai Accreditation Department - Dubai Municipality, UAE

15:35-16:00

Coffee & Networking Break

16:00-18:10

Deep Foundations: Design and Construction Challenges (Session A)

P111 - 16:05 | Key Pile - Robin Dawson | Dawson Construction Plant Ltd, UK

P112 - 16:30 | Overview of the State of the Art of Double Rotary Head Drilling Methods (Cases CFA) - Franz-Werner Gerressen | BAUER Maschinen, Germany

P113 - 16:55 | Combined Shoring Systems Applications for Deep Excavation Pits - Hussein Hatata | Spie Batignolles, UAE

P114 - 17:20 | Geothermal Heat-Exchanger Piles in New York City - Jason S. Hertz | Langan, USA

17:45-17:50

Closing Remarks Day 1

18:30-20:30

Networking Reception & Gala Dinner

Thursday 12 May 2016

08:30-09:00

Coffee and Refreshments

09:00-09:30

Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker

"A Dewatering Risk Perspective" - Dr. Toby Roberts | Chairman - WJ Groundwater, UK

09:30-10:20

Excavations: Support Systems and Dewatering (Session B)

P201 - 09:30 | Innovative Options for Sustainable Waterproofing of Below Ground Structures - Karl Gunnar Holter | BASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG, Switzerland

P202 - 09:55 | Grouting and Excavation Support in Middle East - Optimized Grouting and Anchoring in Doha - Robert Thurner | Keller Grundbau GmbH, UAE

10:20-10:50

Coffee & Networking Break

10:50-12:10

Excavations: Support Systems and Dewatering (Session B)

P203 - 10:55 | The Contribution Of Admixtures To Durable Concrete Structures - Abdelrahman Zidane | BASF Construction Chemicals, UAE

P204 - 11:20 | Groundwater Control Measures at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Site, Abu Dhabi - S. Parashar | Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), UAE

P205 - 11:45 | Case Study: Groundwater Abstraction and Recharge Scheme for Large Railway Portal in London - Oliver Vincent | WJ Groundwater, UAE

12:10-13:10

Lunch Break

13:10-14:55

Ground Improvement of Weak Soils

P206 - 13:15 | Identification and Manipulation of Soil Properties to Improve Bearing Capacity, Permeability and Erosivity - Rany Zein | Total Foundations, UAE

P207 - 13:40 | Ground Treatment and Requirement for Site Characterisation - Nicola Di Matteo | Fugro, UAE

P208 - 14:05 | Case History - Actual vs Predicted Settlements - Jason Redgers | Menard-Vibro, UAE

P209 - 14:30 | Performance Based Approach for the Design of Ground Improvement Projects in the Middle East - Hadi Koloot | CH2M, UAE

14:55-15:30

Coffee & Networking Break

15:30-17:35

Deep Foundations: Design and Construction Challenges (Session B)

P210 - 15:30 | Deep Shafts Using Diaphragm Wall Techniques in Hong Kong - Keith Ryan | VSL-INTRAFOR, UAE

P211 - 15:55 | Case Study: Extensive Pile Load Testing Campaign for Pile Design Optimization in Fujairah Complex Nearshore Seabed Soil Profile - Benoit Meulewaeter | BESIX Engineering, UAE

P212 - 16:20 | Reducing Uncertainty in Deep Foundation Design - Joyshwin Sumputh | Fugro, UAE

P213 - 16:45 | Best Practice Towards Safe & Sustainable Infrastructure - Case Study: Piling of Carpark Building in Close Proximity to Dubai Metro Tunnel - Bashar Saadi Taha | RTA, UAE

P214 - 17:10 | An Approach for Optimization of Drilled Shaft Design in Dubai - Emad Sharif | eConstruct, UAE

17:35-17:45

Closing Remarks & Ceremony

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