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E042 Engineering Workshop on Design & Construction of Displacement Pile Foundations 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM10/PP/031/W) Normal Price RM 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 500.00 per person Only)
Types of displacement piles: design standard/criteria, design principles/ concepts, applications & limitations.
Geotechnical design: SI planning to ensure adequate & reliable subsoil information, selection of input design parameters from SI, methods of capacity & deformation estimation, scope of QC & design validation, etc.
Structural design: minimum structural requirements for design capacity & permissible stresses. How to estimate stresses due to handling, installation & in service to ensure the stresses are within the permissible limits. Pile shoe & joint selection/design, etc.
Common defective design & defective construction plus case histories of failures: Investigation & remediations proposals plus justifications.
Practical case histories/studies of design & construction of driven/jacked-in RC & steel piles for various site & subsoil conditions including useful measures of design validation, mitigations against WCGW, etc.
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).
Sessions and Scopes
Session Scope Speaker
Session 1
Day 1
Session 2
Day 1
SECTION 1: Overview of design & construction
Pile classification (BS 8004). Types of displacement piles & installation methods for civil engineering projects: design standard/criteria, design principles/concepts, applications & limitations.
Detail behavior of displacement in clay, sand and rock. Analysis models.
Critical subsoil parameters & information required for displacement pile design: how to plan scope of SI to ensure adequate & reliable SI information & parameters are procured as per BEM Circular No. 4/2005 requirements. How to prepare SI interpretative report, etc.
Geotechnical design: How to select appropriate parameters from SI results for analysis, design and estimation of pile capacity and deformation. How to design & prepare adequate scope of QC & design validation. Instrumentation, etc.
Structural design: MS 1314 requirements for concrete piles & minimum structural requirements for pile body, joints and shoes. Steel and timber pile requirements. How to estimate permissible and installation stresses for precast RC piles, prestressed concrete piles, steel piles and timber piles, etc. QC requirements.
Design & construction checklists
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
Session 4
Day 1
SECTION 2: Design Case histories of building foundations
Design case histories for building foundations including cases in cut ground, filled ground, soft ground & difficult site/slope conditions, etc.
Project brief, site conditions/constraints, SI results, SI interpretation
Foundation type selection based on SI result, loading & site/environment, etc.
Technical justifications (capacity & settlement estimation methods).
Design validation scheme, instrumentation, etc
Mitigations against what can go wrong.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
SECTION 3: Case histories of defective design & construction of displacement piles
Defective design case histories of driven concrete piles with respective to MS 1314 requirements, BS 8004 requirements, inadequate and/or unreliable SI, etc. Proposals of remediations with necessary justifications, etc., are included.
Defective design case histories of driven steel piles with respective to BS 8004 requirements, inadequate and/or unreliable SI, etc. Proposals of remediation with necessary justifications, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
Session 8
Day 1
SECTION 4: Underpinning design
Detail case histories of underpinning design for distressed building foundations using displacement piles. Desk study to assess info available/required and determine causes and hypothesis of distress. Scope of SI and analysis required to verify the hypothesis. Recommendations & proposals of remediations including pile design plus necessary justifications and design validation, monitoring, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 9
Day 1
Question & Answer
Session 10
Day 1
Distribution of Certificate
Date, Time, Venue, and Fee
Date and time : 25-09-2010 (Saturday) 0900 - 1730
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 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 500.00 per person Only)
Who should attend?
Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Building & Piling Contractors, Consultants, Project Managers, RE, Lecturers, Academics
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Additional notes
Certificate of CPD Point with full attendance
2 tea breaks & 1 lunch provided
Handout notes
Class capacity = 30