The Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine started the first works of the construction project for the new Al-Ameed University building, such as soil investigations to assess the suitability of the site for the project, the depth and type of the foundations of the project, in proportion to the characteristics and size of the soil and its bearing of the expected loads, the level of groundwater and the extent of its impact and other technical matters.
According to what was explained to the Kafeel Network, by the head of the aforementioned department, Eng. Dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh: “Soil investigations are a major requirement that precedes the design and analysis work for the project, and this requirement lies in collecting the necessary information to study the proposed project, through soil investigations that include sampling and conducting field and laboratory tests, then analyzing it in order to know its engineering properties and qualities. "
He added: “These works were carried out by the Al-Kafeel Center for Studies, Research and Engineering Consultation of our department. The works included selecting sites to drill a number of wells with a depth of up to (20 m), in order to get a general idea of the soil layers and their properties. A soil sample is taken for each (1.5 m) or whenever there is a change in the layer and the groundwater level and depths. And after soil samples are taken from the site, the other step comes through conducting on-site and laboratory tests, which include geotechnical and analyzes of soil samples, groundwater depths, and calculations for the tolerance and type of soil and the feasibility of establishing the project on it."
He concluded: “The proposed design for the project consists of seven buildings for the faculties of medicine, dentistry and nursing and two other colleges, in addition to their laboratories and a central laboratory, a building for the presidency of the university and another for the central library, in addition to green spaces and entertainment venues that will all be built on an area estimated at more than (40) dunums. The specified period of achievement is three years to build an academic scientific icon in Karbala Governorate, in line with international specifications and the requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.”