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UAE Update: Dr Toby Roberts is keynote speaker at DFIMEC 2016

WJ Groundwater’s Chairman Dr Toby Roberts is a keynote speaker at the DFI Middle East Conference 2016 (Deep Foundations Institute) at the American University, Dubai on 11-12 May.

The bi-annual event provides a great opportunity for dewatering experts, geotechnical engineers and industry academics to network, and fact share. There is also a series of talks and demonstrations. Each year the conference revolves around a different theme. This year it is ‘Value Engineering in Geotechnical Practice – Application and Case Histories’.

WJ Groundwater is looking forward to attending the forum that has been developed to address the challenges working in the Middle East may bring. Dr Toby Roberts will deliver talks that will incorporate published papers and comment on public case studies to continually improve our best practice in deep excavations, dewatering, foundation and shoring systems, ground improvement and more.



The scheduled presentations are based around the following topics:

  • Ground Characterisation
  • Dewatering Designs for Deep Excavations and Shoring
  • Ground Improvement of Weak Soils
  • Deep Foundation: Design & Construction Challenges
  • Information Modelling Systems
  • Observational Method Applications

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WJ GroundwaterUAE Update: Dr Toby Roberts is keynote speaker at DFIMEC 2016
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