In March of 2023 there will be a 3-day event on the Decarbonization and Re-use of Foundations in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), at the beautiful location of the Royal Tropical Institute, the KIT. Allnamics is proud sponsor of this great event!
In the city of Amsterdam, the use of foundation piles is nothing new and given the age of many structures the issue the foundation reuse is recurring topic time and time again. This can be because the loads have increased since the structure was first designed, as is the case with the bridges in Amsterdam, or because a new building is constructed to replace a structure that no longer meets the current requirements. Obviously, re-using the existing foundation, possibly supplemented by new foundation elements is a sustainable solution. But whatever the reason, the question of what to do with the existing foundation has to be addressed.
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During the first two days of this event there will be four sessions with lectern presentations, focusing on basic issues when it comes to foundation reuse:
- Session 1: The decision-making process regarding foundation decarbonization and reuse
- Session 2: The inspection and testing of existing foundations to assess their suitability for reuse
- Session 3: The design process when foundations are decarbonized or reused
- Session 4: The construction phase when foundations are decarbonized or reused