IGIC 2024 will seek to delve into the future of geotechnical engineering.

Leading building and infrastructure experts will be in Jeddah to discuss the latest case studies from the region’s biggest construction projects, recent metro projects, bridges, tunnels and city development works at the upcoming International Geotechnical Innovation Conference (IGIC 2024).

A major industrial event which is set to attract over 400 delegates, including more than 30 industry-leading speakers, IGIC 2024 comes amidst the Middle East’s construction boom. The two-day event, which kicks off on May 6, is aimed at fostering the Middle East and Gulf region’s ambitious growth plans, where tall buildings and skyscrapers form the core of its vision.

As a premier gathering in the field of geotechnical engineering, IGIC 2024 will feature two intensive workshops, eight keynote presentations, over 10 insightful sessions, and more than five comprehensive case studies, making it an essential forum for professionals seeking to delve into the future of geotechnical engineering, said the organisers.

The summit will see experts discuss best practices in optimising the geotechnical aspects central to improving the design and construction of deep foundations in addition to ground improvement and underground infrastructures, to enable safe, cost-effective and sustainable structures.

The forum will further explore core areas including innovative soil improvement and deep foundation solutions, soil structure interactions, AI and advanced technology solutions in geotechnics.

“The International Geotechnical Innovation Conference offers a unique platform to exchange innovative ideas and advanced methodologies that can dramatically improve the effectiveness and sustainability of foundation projects,” said Dr Marwan Alzaylaie, the Senior Manager of Geotechnical Engineering at the Dubai Development Authority, and also the Chairman of IGIC 2024 Technical Advisory Committee.