David Close (MEng, BEng (Hons), DMS, CEng, MICE is a Partner in the Anthony Bates Partnership. During the Manifa Project, he was a Technical Director with Jacobs Engineering who were contracted by Saudi Aramco to undertake the feasibility study for the Manifa causeway in 2006. He was Project Manager of the In Kingdom Jacobs team that subsequently drafted the contract documents and undertook the technical assessment of the LSTK bids. Following appointment of the Contractor, he was seconded to the Saudi Aramco team resident in the Contractor’s design offices in Belgium in 2007-08 and assisted the Saudi Aramco site supervision team.
Articles By David Close
Is it possible for an in-site disposal area to be environmentally and economically preferable to an offshore disposal site? Real-time monitoring says yes, there are numerous benefits to the disposal of dredged material in-site.
Three alternatives were studied in order to choose the optimal design for building a complex of causeways that meets parameters for overtopping, earthquake loads and water circulation.