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E033 Engineering Workshop on Building Foundation Failure and Mitigation 1 Day

BEM Approved 8 CPD Hours (Ref No: IEM09/PP/037/W) Normal Price RM 650.00
(If Register Online RM 500.00 Only before 31-08-2009)
Introduction
SECTION 1:
Types of building foundations and their design concepts.
Types of failures, failure classification, common causes and mitigations, etc.
Building foundation failure investigation: purposes, techniques, procedures & checklist.
Common methods for remediation & technical basis.
How ground vibration and ground movement can cause building foundation to failure.

SECTION 2: Case study 1
Case history of building foundation failure in filled ground failure description, failure investigation, result analysis, findings, recommendations, design of remediation works & construction details, construction controls and scope of design validation, etc.
Presentation and explanation will focus on mechanism and theories on how the collapse settlement and ground movement have induced significant settlement and negative friction on the supporting piles leading to excessive settlement which result in structural cracks on the ground beams and superstructures.
Mitigations and precautions to avoid committing similar problems will be suggested.

SECTION 3: Case study 2
Case History of building foundation failure is about how settling columns of buildings are remedied. Presentation include problem description, identification and determination of possible causes for the problem, methods and proposals of remedy considered, analysis of proposals and recommendation, construction and design validation, etc.

SECTION 4: Case study 3
Presentation, illustration and discussion of 5 cases histories of building foundation failures on slope, filled ground & soft ground will be carried out with participants.
Scope of discussion/presentation includes how the causes for failure are investigated and determined, how cost-effective remediation methods are selected, how to analysis the problem, how to ensure the proposal is effective, etc., will be discussed. Your questions about building foundation failures will be answered.
Who are the speakers?
Qualification : Bachelor of Engineering, BE (HONS), Civil, University of Malaya, 1974.
Professional Engineer, Civil, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), 1979
Member, Civil, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), 1979
Member, Civil, The Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), 1979
Fellow, Civil, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, 1992
BEM Accredited Independent Check Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia, 2004
ACEM/IEM Panel of Engineering Experts (Geotechnical), 2002
-Life Member, Road Engineering Association Malaysia, 1995

Strength : Published more than 50 technical papers about geotechnical and road engineering in various local and international conferences/seminars/journal.
Current job : Director of E-Geo Consultant Sdn. Bhd.
Biodata : Ir. Neoh has been a Vice Chairman of IEM (2004-2006), Chairman of Technical Committee on Geotechnics (TC5)of Road Association of Malaysia (1997-2006) and Chairman of IEM Geotechnical Technical Division (1996-1998),etc.

He joined JKR Malaysia for 25 years after graduated from UM in 1974. He joined IKRAM Runding Sdn Bhd as Director from 1999 to 2000. Since 2001, he is the Director of E-GEO Consultant Sdn Bhd.

He has published more than 50 technical papers about geotechnical and road engineering in various local & international conferences/seminars/journal.

He is a registered BEM Accredited Independent Checker (Geotechnical).
 
Objectives
Benefits
Sessions and Scopes
Session Scope Speaker
Session 1
Day 1
0830-0900
Registration
Session 2
Day 1
0900-1030
SECTION 1:
Types of building foundations and their design concepts.
Types of failures, failure classification, common causes and mitigations, etc.
Building foundation failure investigation: purposes, techniques, procedures & checklist.
Common methods for remediation & technical basis.
How ground vibration and ground movement can cause building foundation to failure.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
1030-1100
Refreshment
Session 4
Day 1
1100-1300
SECTION 2: Case study 1
Case history of building foundation failure in filled ground failure description, failure investigation, result analysis, findings, recommendations, design of remediation works & construction details, construction controls and scope of design validation, etc.
Presentation and explanation will focus on mechanism and theories on how the collapse settlement and ground movement have induced significant settlement and negative friction on the supporting piles leading to excessive settlement which result in structural cracks on the ground beams and superstructures.
Mitigations and precautions to avoid committing similar problems will be suggested.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
1300-1400
Lunch
Session 6
Day 1
1400-1530
SECTION 3: Case study 2
Case History of building foundation failure is about how settling columns of buildings are remedied. Presentation include problem description, identification and determination of possible causes for the problem, methods and proposals of remedy considered, analysis of proposals and recommendation, construction and design validation, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
1530-1600
Refreshment
Session 8
Day 1
1600-1700
SECTION 4: Case study 3
Presentation, illustration and discussion of 5 cases histories of building foundation failures on slope, filled ground & soft ground will be carried out with participants.
Scope of discussion/presentation includes how the causes for failure are investigated and determined, how cost-effective remediation methods are selected, how to analysis the problem, how to ensure the proposal is effective, etc., will be discussed. Your questions about building foundation failures will be answered.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 9
Day 1
1700-1715
Question & Answer
Session 10
Day 1
1715-1730
Distribution of Certificate
Date, Time, Venue, and Fee
Date and time : 12-09-2009 (Saturday) 0900 - 1700
Venue : Seminar Hall,First Floor, Wisma Wawasan,
No.19-1, 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 31-08-2009)
Who should attend?
Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Building & Piling Contractors, Consultants, Project Manager, RE, Developers & Architects.
Course related information (FREE)
Additional notes
Certificate of CPD Point with full attendance
2 tea breaks & 1 lunch provided
Handout notes
Free Geotechnical Pile Capacity Design Spreadsheet & RC Pad Footing Design Spreadsheet worth RM800.00
Class capacity = 40