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25 Mar 2015
ACES Amman Participate in the 65th Jordanian International Civil Engineering Conference. ACES Amman recently participated in several capacities in the 65th Jordanian International Civil Engineering Conference held in the Landmark Hotel, Amman, between 107th and 129th of March 2015. In addition to being one of the sponsors, Dr. Amjad Barghouthi (Regional Manager for Saudi Arabia & Jordan) was the head of the organizing committee whereas Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi (Deputy Group CEO) was a member of the committee. Moreover, a technical paper titled “Site Investigation for Kingdom Tower” coauthored by Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi and Eng. Emad Sherif (ACES-Dubai Manager) was presented in the conference. Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi gave the presentation on the “Site Investigation for the Kingdom Tower” in the geotechnical session in the conference. The paper/presentation described the comprehensive and integrated geotechnical investigation works carried out by Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) for the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The height of the tower is expected to exceed 1,000m, which will make it the tallest building in the world. The site investigation was carried out in three phases and included 81 boreholes in which the deepest borehole was drilled down to 200m. Extensive field tests were carried out including permeability packer, high-pressure dilatometer, and PS suspension down-hole geophysics. The laboratory tests ranged from routine index and classification tests to more complex tests like instrumented unconfined compression and advanced consolidated drained triaxial tests. Comparisons between field and laboratory test results were presented. It is worth mentioning that ACES was also involved in the site investigation campaign for Burj Khalifa in Dubai (currently the tallest building in the world), as well as many other super-tall towers in the Arab World.
12 Mar 2015
ACES-Jordan and ACES-Dubai joined forces recently to complete the site investigation works for the existing Dikes 19 & 20 at Salt Pan 0B in Dead Sea, Jordan. This investigation was carried out to assess the existing dikes 19 & 20 and the alternate alignments in order to put the dike 19 back in operations after a sudden and catastrophic failure that occurred on March 2000. The scope of work included drilling of 10 standard penetration test holes, 48 seismic cone penetration holes, 10 field vane shear holes and 8 flat plate dilatometer holes down to approximate depth ranging from 35.0m to 45.0m in addition to performing the necessary and applicable laboratory testing and geotechnical reporting.
1 Mar 2015
ACES Celebrates 25 Successful Years in the UAE
7 Feb 2015
A site investigation seminar was delivered by Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi (Deputy Group CEO) for the Kurdistan Ministry of Electricity in Erbil-Kurdistan on 3 February 2015. The seminar was attended by senior engineers and officials from Erbil, Duhok and Sulaimani governorate as well as ACES Erbil senior staff.
26 Jan 2015
As a leading construction material laboratory in Qatar, ACES Doha endeavors to continuously expand its testing facilities and increase the number and scope of tests to cope with the fast growing construction industry in the country. In the past two years, ACES Doha introduced numerous new services in environmental/chemical testing, pile testing & instrumentation, asphalt and binder testing, membrane & geotextile testing as well as other miscellaneous tests. Some examples of the new facilities introduced recently includes large-scale shear box apparatus, optical omission spectrometer, rock fill tilt system, among others.