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E043 Engineering Workshop on Ground Improvement Techniques-Design & Construction Case Histories 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM10/PP/032/W) Normal Price RM 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 500.00 per person Only)
Introduction
Typical instability & settlement problems of soft ground & unstable/uncontrolled filled grounds
Ground improvement: design standard/criteria, common methods & design principles/concept, applications & limitations, typical subsoil properties required for analysis/design, etc.
SI planning to ensure adequate & reliable subsoil information, selection of input design parameters from SI, methods of stability and deformation analysis for common methods of ground improvement for road embankment & building platform over soft ground.
Design & construction case histories of common ground improvement methods: pvd, stone columns, EPS, geosynthetic products/geotextiles, piled raft, etc. Selection of design parameters, stability & settlement analysis, design validation/QC/instrumentation, 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).
 
Objectives
Benefits
Sessions and Scopes
Session Scope Speaker
Session 1
Day 1
0830-0900
Registration
Session 2
Day 1
0900-1030
SECTION 1: Overview of ground improvement techniques & SI
Common instability and excessive deformation problems of soft ground and unstable/uncontrolled filled grounds to road embankment, building platform, retaining wall construction, etc.
Common ground improvement techniques: classification, types & methods, applications & limitations, design standard/criteria, design principles/concept, etc.
Critical subsoil parameters & information required for analysis and assessments of stability and settlement (vertical & lateral) for soft ground and unstable ground. Relevant methods of insitu and laboratory tests to procure the required properties. How to plan scope of SI to ensure adequate & reliable SI information & parameters are procured for the design of common ground improvement techniques. How to prepare SI interpretative report, etc.
Geotechnical design: How to select appropriate parameters from SI results for stability & deformation analysis for common ground improvement methods. 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 for pile raft. 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
1030-1045
Refreshment
Session 4
Day 1
1045-1300
SECTION 2: Design & Construction Case Histories-1
Design case histories of prefabricated vertical drains to accelerate primary consolidation: generalized subsoil profile, selection of design parameters, method of analysis for bearing, settlement and stability for road embankments and building platforms. Scope of QC, design validation/instrumentation, etc.
Project brief, site conditions/constraints, SI results, SI interpretation
Mitigations against what can go wrong.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
1300-1400
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
1400-1530
SECTION 3: Design & Construction Case Histories-2
Design case histories of stone column to stabilize and to accelerate primary consolidation: generalized subsoil profile, selection of design parameters, method of analysis for bearing, settlement and stability for road embankments and building platforms. Scope of QC, design validation/instrumentation, etc.
Project brief, site conditions/constraints, SI results, SI interpretation
Mitigations against what can go wrong.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
1530-1545
Refreshment
Session 8
Day 1
1545-1730
SECTION 4: Case Histories of Failures
Case histories of failures: investigation, analysis, findings, remediation proposals with justification, etc.
Detail case histories of road embankment failure and building foundation failures on soft ground: scope of investigation, causes of failure, findings, proposed remediation, scope of design validation, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 9
Day 1
1730-1745
Question & Answer
Session 10
Day 1
1745-1800
Distribution of Certificate
Date, Time, Venue, and Fee
Date and time : 16-10-2010 (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