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31 Aug 2013
Geotechnical Engineers at ACES have always hoped to have accurate in-situ measurements of soil modulus of deformation, which is considered as the most important soil parameter. ACES Dubai is pleased to announce that MDT test is now available to be used for direct measurement of in‐situ Ed. Further, the MDT can also measure and assess the effects of stress history (normally vs over‐consolidated soil) and in‐situ lateral pressure coefficient Ko. In‐situ measurement of shear wave velocity is another important advantage of SMDT. Applications of SMDT include: Foundation settlement, liquefaction (Vs or Kd‐based), slope stability, etc.. The test is recognized and Standardized by: ASTM D6635 (2007), Eurocode 7, Part 2 (2007), and ISSMGE ‐ TC16 ‐ Report (2001). Much more information is available about the merits of this new method.
31 Aug 2013
ACES has completed site and geotechnical investigations for several distinguished projects in Dubai and Fujeirah over the past few months, including the followings: Phase III – Tank Farm Expansion Project Scope: Drilling of several BHs and CPTs, Laboratory testing, seismic logging and detailed geotechnical analysis. Client: Petrochem Middle East FZE Consultant: W.S. Atkins New Butane and Propane Storage Facilities at Jebel Ali Free Zone Area, Dubai, U.A.E. Scope: Drilling of several BHs and CPTs, Laboratory testing, seismic logging and detailed geotechnical analysis. Client: Dubai Natural Gas Co. Ltd. (DUGAS) Consultant: Tebodin M.E. Fujeirah Refinery Project at Fujeirah, U.A.E. Scope: Drilling of several BHs, CPTs, Geophysical MASW and SR surveys to assess quality and properties of thick rock fill. Client: International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC) Consultant: Shaw Energy & Chemicals Group, U.K.
22 Jul 2013
ACES Dubai in coordination with ACES Khobar delivered a geophysical presentation to ARAMCO at their headquarters in Dhahran recently. The purpose of geophysical investigation and how to record the geophysical data on all subsurface anomalies were discussed in detail during the presentation, and the following methods were discussed: • Cross hole Test • Down hole Test • Seismic Refraction Test • Electrical Resistivity Test • Ground Penetrating Radar After collection of field data, computerized graphics and contouring program were discussed also to evaluate the data.
21 Jul 2013
ACES Muscat is pleased to announce that it has relocated its office and laboratory from El Mobilah to Barkha Industrial area in Muscat, Oman. The new premises have spacious offices, laboratory, geotechnical store and others. The location gives ACES Muscat the space and facilities to provide its customers with unmatched testing capabilities and superior customer service. A guide map of the new location is shown below and contact details below:
20 Jul 2013
Flat Plate Dilatometer (Marchetti Dilatometer) ACES Dubai is pleased to announce that MDT test is now available to be used for direct measurement of in-situ Ed. Further, the MDT can also measure and assess the effects of stress history (normally versus over-consolidated soil) and in-situ lateral pressure coefficient Ko. Horizontal Inclinometer: Now horizontal inclinometer is available to be used for measurement of foundation settlement. TIME and COST effective Solution! Short and long term monitoring of ground and foundation settlement. The instrument is very accurate and provides a settlement profile below the foundation and also cost and time effective.