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E028 Engineering Engineering with Geosynthetics 1 Day

BEM Approved 8 CPD Hours (Ref No: IEM09/PP/029/S) Normal Price RM 650.00
(If Register Online RM 500.00 Only before 27-07-2009)
Introduction
SECTION 1: Properties, Composition and Identification of Geosynthetics and Related Materials
• Historical development of geosynthetics
• Understanding properties of polymers as basic constituent of geosynthetics
• Types and forms for geotechnical & environmental engineering applications
• Key functions of geosynthetics
• Examples of applications of geosynthetics

SECTION 2: Testing and Current Test Standards
- How to correctly specify geosynthetics
- Interpretation of technical properties
• Update and current test standards for geosynthetics
• Understanding index testing & performance testing and their relevance to field applications
• Interpretation of test results
• Development of Malaysian test Standards
• Design by functional engineering properties approach
• Understanding properties of geosynthetics prevailing to applications – problems and common errors
• Workshop exercise on writing specification

SECTION 3: Designing with Geosynthetic for Soft Soil Stabilization
• Understanding geosynthetic design as separator and properties required for design
• Design procedure to current practice & method statement for installation
• Case histories – failure and success and why?
• Specification and relevance of properties

SECTION 4: Embankments on Poor Foundations
• Understanding geosynthetic functions for high embankments constructed over soft foundations and methods of stabilization including piled embankments
• Design exercise as per current practice with reference to instrumented embankment behaviour
• Method statement for construction with case histories

SECTION 5: Vertical Walls and Steep Slopes
• Principle of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures
• Critical testing regime and parameters for design
• Understanding current design codes, BS, FHWA, RTA etc.
• Design and specification exercise
• Method statement for construction and site supervisions

SECTION 6: Other Application of Geosynthetics
- Designing Geosynthetics for Landfills
• Terminologies and types of landfills
• Basic components of landfill design
• Case histories
- Designing with Geosynthetic Filter
• Principle of geosynthetic filtration theory (technological development)
• Design considerations and applications
• Construction method in shallow and deep water application and field tests

SECTION 7: Other Application of Geosynthetics
- Rehabilitation of Road Pavements with Geosynthetics
• Ensuring performance of geosynthetics for road pavements – case histories of success and failures through field testing
• Selection of bitumens for geosynthetic applications
• Site quality control and problem faced during construction
- Current Development of Geosynthetics
• Soil structure monitoring
• Geosynthetic systems for marine and environmental applications

Some Interesting and related or unrelated video for reference only!
Who are the speakers?
Qualification : • 1986-Dean's List Award, Dept of Civil Engineering, Strathclyde University, UK
• 1987-Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours), University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
• 1991-Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde, U.K., on Geosynthetics and Geotechnical Engineering
Strength : -
Current job : • General Manager of TenCate Geosynthetics Asia Sdn. Bhd.
Biodata : Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) in 1987 and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Strathclyde, UK in 1991 on Geosynthetics and Geotechnical Engineering. His former position from 2004 to 2006 was act as GM of Polyfelt Asia Sdn. Bhd. and he is currently GM of TenCate Geosynthetics Asia Sdn. Bhd.

Ir. Dr. Loke has conducted many short courses, lectures on geosynthetics to government (JPS, JKR, PKNS) agencies, engineering institutions, universities, consultants and Professional Institution (IEM, ACEM, IKRAM) on:
• Types of geosynthetics, manufacturing process and their applications,
• Design of reinforced soil structures,
• Design of road and embankments,
• Landfill design and construction,
• Coastal and riverbank protection design,
• Geosynthetic instrumentation and monitoring
• Geosynthetics for disaster mitigation eg, tsunami, earthquakes etc

He also authored and co-authored more than 50 technical papers and journals in national and international conferences.

Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi obtained the 2006 Joint Research Innovation Award awarded by the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Malaysia for development of ‘intelligent’ geosynthetic
 
Objectives
Benefits
Sessions and Scopes
Session Scope Speaker
Session 1
Day 1
0830-0900
Registration
Session 2
Day 1
0900-1000
SECTION 1: PROPERTIES, COMPOSITION AND IDENTIFICATION OF GEOSYNTHETICS AND RELATED MATERIALS
• Historical development of geosynthetics
• Understanding properties of polymers as basic constituent of geosynthetics
• Types and forms for geotechnical & environmental engineering applications
• Key functions of geosynthetics
• Examples of applications of geosynthetics
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 3
Day 1
10.00-1030
SECTION 2: TESTING AND CURRENT TEST STANDARDS
- How to correctly specify geosynthetics
- Interpretation of technical properties
• Update and current test standards for geosynthetics
• Understanding index testing & performance testing and their relevance to field applications
• Interpretation of test results
• Development of Malaysian test Standards
• Design by functional engineering properties approach
• Understanding properties of geosynthetics prevailing to applications – problems and common errors
• Workshop exercise on writing specification
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 4
Day 1
1030-1045
Refreshment
Session 5
Day 1
10-45-1145
SECTION 3: DESIGNING WITH GEOSYNTHETICS FOR SOFT SOIL STABILIZATION
• Understanding geosynthetic design as separator and properties required for design
• Design procedure to current practice & method statement for installation
• Case histories – failure and success and why?
• Specification and relevance of properties
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 6
Day 1
1145-1245
SECTION 4: EMBANKMENTS ON POOR FOUNDATIONS
• Understanding geosynthetic functions for high embankments constructed over soft foundations and methods of stabilization including piled embankments
• Design exercise as per current practice with reference to instrumented embankment behaviour
• Method statement for construction with case histories
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 7
Day 1
1245-1345
Lunch Break
Session 8
Day 1
1345-1445
SECTION 5: VERTICAL WALLS AND STEEP SLOPE
• Principle of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures
• Critical testing regime and parameters for design
• Understanding current design codes, BS, FHWA, RTA etc.
• Design and specification exercise
• Method statement for construction and site supervisions
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 9
Day 1
1445-1545
SECTION 6: OTHER APPLICATION OF GEOSYNTHETICS
- Designing Geosynthetics for Landfills
• Terminologies and types of landfills
• Basic components of landfill design
• Case histories
- Designing with Geosynthetic Filter
• Principle of geosynthetic filtration theory (technological development)
• Design considerations and applications
• Construction method in shallow and deep water application and field tests
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 10
Day 1
1545-1600
Refreshment
Session 11
Day 1
1600-1700
SECTION 7: OTHERAPPLICATION OF GEOSYNTHETICS
- Rehabilitation of Road Pavements with Geosynthetics
• Ensuring performance of geosynthetics for road pavements – case histories of success and failures through field testing
• Selection of bitumens for geosynthetic applications
• Site quality control and problem faced during construction
- Current Development of Geosynthetics
• Soil structure monitoring
• Geosynthetic systems for marine and environmental applications
Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi
Session 12
Day 1
1700-1715
Question & Answer
Session 13
Day 1
1715-1730
Distribution of Certificate
Date, Time, Venue, and Fee
Date and time : 08-08-2009 (Saturday) 0900 - 1700
Venue : Seminar Hall,Ground Floor, Wisma Wawasan,
No.19-0, Jalan PJS8/12, Dataran Mentari,
Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Location map : See location map
Fee : Normal Price RM 650.00
(If Register Online RM 500.00 Only before 27-07-2009)
Who should attend?
Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Engineering Consultants, Engineering Geologists, Geologists, Structural Engineers, Infra Contractors, Project Manager, RE.
Course related information (FREE)
Additional notes
• Certificate of CPD Point with full attendance
• 2 tea breaks & 1 lunch provided
• Handout notes
• Free RC Pad Footing Design Spreadsheet worth RM500.00
Class capacity = 30