Join us in Dubai on March 13th or in Abu Dhabi on March 14th
Sreedhar Sreecharan, Technical Engineer – Maccaferri Middle East, will present our innovative and cost-effective method of road embankment foundation design using basal reinforcement technique for Duqm roads project in Oman. The ICE UAE Learned Events will take place in Dubai at the World Trade Centre on Tuesday, 13th March 2018 and in Abu Dhabi, at The Club on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 – both from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
High strength geosynthetic layers can be used as basal reinforcement for the construction of embankments over soft soils, satisfying the stability criteria laid by the international standards like BS 8006: 2016. Unidirectional high tensile strength geogrids like ParaLink® is well suited for basal reinforcement applications in Sabkha soil. Depending on the type and magnitude of expected settlement of foundation sabkha soil, this technique can be adopted replacing the conventional deep ground improvement solutions, for majority of the cases.
Through the case reference of basal reinforcement technique application for Duqm roads project in Oman, the presentation outlines the problems associated with the design and construction of embankments over soft sabkha soil commonly found in the Arabian Peninsula and the application of geosynthetic materials as basal reinforcement for stabilizing such embankments, avoiding time consuming and expensive deep ground improvement techniques generally adopted by the road designers.
Advance registration is required as places are limited.