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Apr 29 2019

Hosting International Conference of Deep Foundations Institute

an image from the International Conference of Deep Foundations Institute

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) hosted the International Conference of the US-based Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) at its Head Office on 24-25 April 2019. 

“Hosting the DFI International Conference is part of RTA’s pioneering efforts in support of scientific research, innovation and knowledge transfer. The conference helps RTA to keep pace with the latest innovations and technologies of soil engineering and construction works related to the infrastructure of roads and bridges. It also steps up the competency of RTA’s employees in scientific research and innovation in this field,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency. 

“Hosting the DFI International Conference contributes to achieving RTA’s strategic goals (Advance RTA). The event highlights the role of RTA as a government entity keen on supporting scientific research and boosting the cooperation with international specialist institutes specialized in soil engineering and foundations. It also highlights the role of RTA in diffusing the culture of scientific research and innovation, and encourages employees to engage in specialized conferences, and commission research to hone their skills in geotechnics and foundations,” explained Younes.

“RTA plays a leading role in sponsoring international scientific conferences to push the development drive of the UAE and enable acquiring the latest global technologies capable of upgrading the infrastructure of roads and bridges. Such an event offers new engineers and students exposure to this sector of civil engineering along with the potentials of improving RTA’s efforts in international research field,” he added. 

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