Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Salah Al Dilimi as the new chair of the DFI Middle East Regional Chapter. He previously served as a vice chair for the chapter. Al Dilimi is the rail infrastructure, maintenance manager in the Rail Agency within the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, UAE. He succeeds Emad Sharif of GTC Lab, who remains active in the regional chapter.
Al Dilimi is a professional geotechnical engineer with over 33 years of international work experience in design, construction and management of geotechnical and civil projects including diaphragm walls, concrete piles, driven piles, micropiles and screw piles. He has worked in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. He has authored several technical publications and contributed to publishing a book titled Geology of Dubai. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Al Dilimi earned a post graduate degree from Auckland University, New Zealand.
DFI Middle East was formed in 2010 following a successful Piling Summit in Dubai. Since then, the chapter has organized a dozen conferences and workshops, and participated in industry events throughout the region. The regional chapter provides joint membership in DFI and DFI Middle East and the added benefit of a local DFI presence.