Following the recently established business collaboration with Bauer International FZE, SBMA Ltd/Geoserve Global Ltd’s Managing Director Dr Devon Mothersille was the invited speaker at a specially arranged half-day seminar held at the Arjaan by Rotana Media City Dubai hotel on 8th October 2018.
The first part of the seminar covered many aspects of ground anchor technology with particular reference to systems specifically designed to generate high capacities in soils and weak rocks. This part also included sections on the current status of Eurocodes with respect to anchors, new innovations and recent developments. In the second part Dr Mothersille presented several examples of international ground anchor applications and then described two pivotal case histories that demonstrated a number world firsts.
The audience included engineers and municipality representatives who engaged in useful Q & A sessions during and at the end of the seminar.
Dr Mothersille wishes to thank Mr Farid Mansour (Regional Technical Manager, Bauer) and Mr Bora Okumusoglu (Regional Design Manager, Bauer) who joined him and delivered short presentations covering the history of Bauer and local projects incorporating anchored excavation support.
Enjoy images from the seminar
Mr Farid Mansour (Regional Technical Manager, Bauer) introduces Dr Devon Mothersille to the audience
Dr Devon Mothersille sets out the format of the Bauer International FZE hosted seminar in Dubai
Dr Devon Mothersille explains the theory of progressive debonding to the audience