11 - 12 December, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Underground Infrastructure Technical Briefing Day: Sunday, 10 December 2018

Building Mega Structures - Pre-requisites for Structural Excellence


  • Identify the best approach for your projects: A technical and practical day covering best practice soil and ground improvement methods

  • Gain in-depth technical knowledge: Our deep-dive sessions will walk you through proven techniques in overcoming middle eastern engineering challenges

  • Insight into technology innovations: Understand what new tech solutions are advancing projects today

9:40 am - 10:00 am Registration and refreshments

10:00 am - 11:30 am Deep dive master class: Innovation in climate resistant structures in marine environment

  • Guidelines for durability design of structures in marine environment with regards to soil and marine ecosystem. Conduct preliminary and detailed condition surveys on concrete structures in different exposure conditions of coastal regions to evaluate chloride levels and carbonation depths, quality of workmanship
  • Understand the objectives of the project and meet key contacts. Life cycle costing is an important consideration for new concrete structures. It is also an integral part of asset management and in achieving sustainable construction. Cost effectiveness is the key driver.
  • Strategy for protection of reinforced concrete structures against steel corrosion. The objectives of the protection are to ensure the design service life and to manage the risk of failure due to steel corrosion

11:30 am - 11:50 am Networking coffee break

11:50 am - 1:15 pm Deep-dive master class: Ground improvement techniques to overcome soil conditions

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

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch break

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm Deep-dive master class: Engineering artificial islands for O&G projects

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm End of day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.