“Developments in CPT based design approaches for foundation in sand”
Kenneth Gavin holds the Chair of Subsurface Engineering at TU Delft since April 2016. His research is focused on new foundation concepts and improving design codes. Two examples include his work on pile aging which was the subject of a recent keynote lecture at the ISFOG 2015 conference in Oslo and is continuing in a joint project with Imperial College London and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. Also, in the PISA project (with the University of Oxford and Imperial College) large-scale field tests and numerical analyses were performed to develop a new design method for offshore monopiles. He is currently focused on research to update Dutch CPT based design approaches for piles in sand. In addition to his work on foundations Professor Gavin has coordinated a number of European Union FP7 and Horizon 2020 collaborative projects investigating the effect of climate change on transport infrastructure.