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E044 Engineering Workshop on Design & Construction of Micropiles & Hand-Dug Caissons 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM10/PP/048/W) Normal Price RM 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 500.00 per person Only)
Introduction
Characteristics, applications, limitations & design concept of micropiles and hand-dug caissons. Basic differences between micropiles and bored piles.
Design & construction practice of micropiles and hand-dug caissons with particular reference to design standards, design scope & methods, scope of SI & selection of design parameters, what can go wrong at site during construction, mitigations, etc.
Factors affecting performance of micropiles and hand-dug caissons? Mitigations?
Works specification for micropile construction: method statement, technical requirements for drilling, reinforcement, grouting, pile head construction, QC and testing for micropile installation.
Works specification for hand-dug caisson construction: method statement, technical requirements for hand excavation, reinforcement, concreting, pile head construction, QC and testing for hand-dug caisson installation.
Five design case histories of micropiles and hand-dug caissons illustrating how and why micropile/hand-dug caisson is selected based on site and subsoil conditions given. Selection type of pile type (installation method, reinforcement, specification, etc). Determination of safe capacity (how to estimate structural and geotechnical capacity, critical load, mitigations against what can go wrong. etc). Design of scope of design validation, QC & testing. Preparation of Specification, design drawings, etc.
Evaluation and assessment of two case histories of micropile testing results with particular reference to structural integrity, safe capacity and representativeness of result, etc.
Four case histories of foundation failures and how underpinning works are designed and constructed. Presentation includes project background, failure description & analysis, causes of failure, technical requirements to meet for remediation, evaluation of feasible options of remediation, selection of underpinning method, design criteria, details of remediation works construction problem & mitigations, design validation and scope of QC tests to ensure the design requirements are met, construction method and site problems encountered, etc.
List of commonly asked questions & answers.
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:
Characteristics, applications, limitations & design concept of micropiles and hand-dug caissons. Basic differences between micropiles and bored piles.
Design & construction practice of micropiles and hand-dug caissons with particular reference to design standards, design scope & methods, scope of SI & selection of design parameters, what can go wrong at site during construction, mitigations, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
1030-1045
Refreshment
Session 4
Day 1
1045-1300
SECTION 2:
Factors affecting performance of micropiles and hand-dug caissons? Mitigations?
Works specification for micropile construction: method statement, technical requirements for drilling, reinforcement, grouting, pile head construction, QC and testing for micropile installation.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
1300-1400
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
1400-1530
SECTION 3:
Works specification for hand-dug caisson construction: method statement, technical requirements for hand excavation, reinforcement, concreting, pile head construction, QC and testing for hand-dug caisson installation.
Five design case histories of micropiles and hand-dug caissons illustrating how and why micropile/hand-dug caisson is selected based on site and subsoil conditions given. Selection type of pile type (installation method, reinforcement, specification, etc). Determination of safe capacity (how to estimate structural and geotechnical capacity, critical load, mitigations against what can go wrong. etc). Design of scope of design validation, QC & testing. Preparation of Specification, design drawings, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
1530-1545
Refreshment
Session 8
Day 1
1545-1730
SECTION 4:
Evaluation and assessment of two case histories of micropile testing results with particular reference to structural integrity, safe capacity and representativeness of result, etc.
Four case histories of foundation failures and how underpinning works are designed and constructed. Presentation includes project background, failure description & analysis, causes of failure, technical requirements to meet for remediation, evaluation of feasible options of remediation, selection of underpinning method, design criteria, details of remediation works construction problem & mitigations, design validation and scope of QC tests to ensure the design requirements are met, construction method and site problems encountered, etc.
List of commonly asked questions & answers.
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 : 18-12-2010 (Saturday) 0900 - 1730
Venue : Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Nakhoda 3, Level 3,
Lorong Utara C, Section 52,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-79546888
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 = 40