Menard Oceania To Discuss Perth’s Optus Stadium And Controlled Modulus Columns At 13th AUS & NZ Geomechanics Conference April 1st-3rd

Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) were used to improve the ground engineering for this large project.

Leading design and construction geotechnical specialist, Menard Oceania, will be showcasing its award-winning work for Perth’s Optus Stadium at the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics next month. Perth’s Optus Stadium has already hosted over two million fans and won 32 awards, despite only opening in January 2018. Menard Oceania is proud to have played a role in the success of the Stadium as its geotechnical specialist. Menard installed 200,000m of CMCs (controlled modulus columns) and the world’s second deepest CMC at 34.51 meters.

Dr Babak Hamidi, senior geotechnical and business development engineer at Menard, will be sharing insights of this exciting and at times challenging project on 2 April 2019. Dr Hamidi says he is looking forward to speaking at the conference with the support of Menard, a gold sponsor of the annual event. “I’m looking forward to speaking alongside other industry experts. The Perth Optus Stadium is a project that the entire team at Menard is extremely proud to be associated with and I’m delighted to share some of our project highlights and learnings at this important industry event.”

Dr. Babak Hamadi who will discuss Controlled Modulus Columns at the conference.

Dr Hamidi has a PhD in geotechnical engineering and has been working for 30 years in the construction and geotechnical industry. The scope of his experience includes deep foundations, deep excavations, ground retaining, grouting and more than 10 million m2 of ground improvement works in several Middle Eastern countries and Australian States. He currently represents Australia and is a core member of ISSMGE Ground Improvement Technical Committee TC211. He is also a member of the International Committee of Pressuremeter and has more than 50 publications.

Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) were used to improve the ground engineering for this large project.

Optus Stadium in Perth where Menard Oceania used Controlled Modulus Columns to ensure a secure ground foundation for the project.

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