The deepest extended basement in Dubai, Leeds

7 November, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:30

Venue address:

University of Leeds
School of Civil Engineering, Lecture Theatre A
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
This is the first construction in Dubai where removable anchors have been used.
This is the first construction in Dubai where removable anchors have been used.

About this event

The ICD Brookfield development will comprise a 290m tall tower with a 7-level basement (the deepest basement in Dubai). A 5-level basement was previously constructed on the site along with all the foundation piles. The basement was later backfilled when the Global Financial Crisis caused construction to be stopped in 2009.

Challenges of this development included the deepening of the basement, the construction of new deeper temporary retaining walls, pile re-use, and construction in close proximity to adjacent structures. In addition, this is the first construction in Dubai where removable anchors have been used.

The presentation will describe how the strategy for excavating the new basement was developed.


Dr Andrew Smith, Technical Director, Coffey
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Organised by the Yorkshire Geotechnical Group. Refreshments from 18.00.

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Dr Andrew Smith MBA CGeol CEng FICE

Andrew has forty years' experience in geotechnical engineering. He has worked on a wide range of projects, ranging from highway works through to deep piled foundations for both offshore and onshore structures to deep excavations. He is particularly known for his ability to address problems that require strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of theoretical soil mechanics. He is also well known as a lecturer: he gave the presentations that won the 2008 Fleming prize and 2009 Engineers Ireland Geotechnical Prize, and has recently been invited to present a lecture to City University's MSc course on the design of temporary works.