Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to announce Deep Foundations and Underground Infrastructure Europe 2012 will not take place as planned on 9th -11th July.

We would like to thank you, our speakers and all those involved in supporting the event.

If you have any questions, we’d be happy to answer them – please contact us on: +44 (0)20 7036 1300 Email: enquire@iqpc.co.uk.


Hear from 17+ geotechnical experts and industry leaders, such as:

Groundbreaking Projects Across Europe

The deep foundation and underground construction industry in Europe is going through a prolonged period of constraint and uncertainty. Volatile market conditions and fiscal austerity in the public sector makes the solid contracts that are still out there all the more crucial. Add to this the punishing rate of global competition, and uncertainty in terms of the rework of Eurocode 7. Many firms have tried to stay in business by moving further afield, to central and eastern Europe, and to the Middle East. But as these markets are getting equally swamped by high quality actors, the time has come to revaluate project portfolios and focus on areas of strength.

The good news is that foundational innovation and groundbreaking projects can be found across Europe, for those willing to look a bit harder. The inaugural Deep Foundations and Underground Infrastructure Europe brings you the people behind some of the most interesting and large scale geotechnical projects in one room.


Keith Nurcombe

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How Main Consultants and Contractors Will Pick Their Suppliers for Large New Deep Foundation and Underground Projects in 2012

To learn about new and upcoming Deep Foundations and Geotechnical contracts, and plan for how to get a piece of the action for industry suppliers, Construction IQ recently surveyed its members on the subject – with particular emphasis on industry partnerships, overcoming bottlenecks and increasing investment levels.

Keith Nurcombe

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Can geo-hazard monitoring be an alternative to structural intervention strategies?

On the podcast, Paolo Mazzanti, CEO, NHAZCA outlines the main differences between the monitoring of manmade structures and natural terrains and discusses whether monitoring could be an alternative to structural intervention strategies.

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The Big Trade-Off in Tunnels: Cost Efficiency versus Sustainability

Dr Alun Thomas, a Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald, joins Construction IQ to discuss advances, challenges, key trends and projections for the Tunnel Construction Industry. The interview also focuses on the trade-off between cost-efficiency and sustainability.

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podcast-edited Top Rated Presentation

Technology of FRANKING piles Optimising Appliance & Insertion of Franki NG piles

Wojciech Małecki and Michae Kasperczyk from Franki presented at the Piling & Deep Foundations Europe in February 2011.


Why Attend?

Attend to learn about upcoming projects, take part in the latest thinking about geohazards and instrumentation and learn about the impact of the revised Eurocodes 7

Attend to:

  • Listen to the people behind some of Europe’s most exciting geotechnical projects, from the Anholt Wind Farm to the Amsterdam Central Station floating foundations.
  • Learn about the revision of Eurocode 7 and how it will impact your geotechnical work directly, with presentations from two leading Technical Committee members.
  • Network with companies like MT Hojgaard, Strukton, Arup, Buro Happold, Skanska, Vinci and Salini S.p.a.

Thinking of sponsoring?

Only at Deep Foundations and Underground Infrastructure will you network with the highest- level decision makers from major builds across Europe in one place at the same time! Decision makers, actively seeking to evaluate services and products and short list their potential suppliers. Therefore this event can help you to:

  • Shorten sales cycles, by meeting senior level decision makers from the key projects specific to your business
  • Educate the market about your key market differentiator as Construction IQ provide you with the perfect platform

Who Should Attend?

Geotechnical Engineers and Heads of Underground Infrastructure throughout the value chain will be attending, including:

  • Local and national project owners
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Main consultants
  • Main Contractors
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