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Piling and foundation contractors and consultants witness increase in work

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23 Oct 2009

Despite the unfavourable economic climate witnessed in most countries, Saudi Arabia has retained enviable growth rates due to massive oil reserves and a sound financial system. The Saudi government’s ambitious investment programs, highlighted by the development of economic cities across the kingdom, continue to attract private investment and a multitude of contractors.

This increasing emphasis on mega developments, iconic buildings and massive infrastructure projects, coupled with difficult ground conditions, makes it increasingly difficult to guarantee foundation solutions that will not fail.

Only the best piling and foundation contractors are able to implement safe and sustainable foundations for a development at enviable costs. Backed by technical acumen and the latest equipment, they are able to drastically reduce the costs and time of a project.

But in truth it is an extensive knowledge of working throughout the Kingdom that allows reputable contractors to fully optimize on design and minimize the time taken to complete a project.

The biggest piling contractors in Saudi Arabia will discuss some of their more innovative work at the Piling & Deep Foundations Saudi Arabia summit on 7 – 10 November 2009 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riyadh.

IQPC’s Piling & Deep Foundations Saudi Arabia is part of the Piling & Deep Foundations series of events. Conferences in the Middle East and Asia have already brought together over 500 engineers from the geo-world.

Piling and foundation contractors and consultants witness increase in work

Prof. Harry Poulos, Senior Principal, Coffey Geotechnics, and Professor, University of Sydney, describes these conferences as “excellent events, well organized, with good speakers on relevant topics”.

Sunil Manchanda, Principal Structural Engineer, KEO International Consultants, described the most recent Piling & Deep Foundations Summit in the Middle East as “a remarkable effort to collect so many experts at one venue”.

New techniques of foundation design and construction where boulders and cavities exist will be addressed through interactive discussion. Innovative designs for systems in collapsing and expanding soils, and piling work in Jeddah’s coralline strata, will also be shared at length through unique case studies.

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