Site visits and keynote speakers conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use

The conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Re-use takes place from March 21 – 23 in Amsterdam. DFI Europe and KIVI Geotechniek have organized interesting site visits on the third day. Furthermore, four distinguished experts will give keynote presentations.

Registration for the conference is still possible. Please visit the conference registration page.

Site visits
The site visits are scheduled on March 23: a day to meet the industry, visit projects and speak to like-minded engineering colleagues in the working field of the sustainable construction industry. Several sites and projects in and around Amsterdam will be visited to give an impression of the possibilities of reducing decarbonization by re-using existing foundations. The program offers several tours, each with its own focus and the participants can select one tour in the morning and another in the afternoon, with a lunch served between the two tours. For detailed information, please see this conference webpage.

Keynote speakers
We have invited four industry experts to give keynote presentations on March 21 and 22.

Marcel Bielefeld is managing partner of Allnamics Geotechnical & Pile Testing Experts, where he covers projects worldwide. Educated at the universities of Delft and Rotterdam, Bielefeld started his working carrier in the development of pile testing methods and equipment at TNO Building and Construction Research in The Netherlands.

Jan-Jacob van Blijswijk is a civil engineer with over 23 years of experience of with the last 18 years within the Shell organization from civil engineer to international civil consultant. He has mainly worked at Downstream locations and for Downstream projects, which tent to be executed in brownfield environments.

Henry Tayler is an associate at Arup’s London Geotechnical group with almost 15 years of experience in delivering infrastructure, rail and building engineering projects. He has successfully led geotechnical and multi-disciplinary project teams from feasibility to construction in both the public and private sector. He has an interest in sustainable solutions in design and construction including re-use/retrofit and has contributed to industry activities on the topic.

Patrick IJnsen is a geotechnical engineer with over 21 years of experience in deep foundation piling and sheet pile application, design, testing and monitoring. He is a member of the executive board of Van ‘t Hek Groep in The Netherlands and a board member of DFI Europe.

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