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E046 Engineering Workshop on Earthworks & Engineered Fills 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM11/PP/019/W) Normal Price RM 650.00
(If 2 or more RM 500.00 per person Only)
Introduction
• Building and civil engineering projects on or with compacted or uncompacted fills form the major part of the construction industry’s activities. Large man-made structures such as earth dams, road embankments, building platforms, reclaimed land, etc., are built of engineered fills. The need to understand the behavior of various types of fills in various conditions and mitigations against what can go wrong are an important part of the continuing education of practicing engineers. Introduction & development of new materials, revised works specification, ground improvement techniques, improved QC testing & design validation methods are continually taking place. This workshop is aimed to illustrate the engineering principles and properties required to understand the behavior and performance of various types of fills plus case histories of design, construction & testing.
• Earthwork practice especially those in hilly terrains, including planning, execution and preparation of geotechnical report to meet local authorities/IKRAM requirements will also be elaborated & illustrated with case histories.
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
• Principles & theories about engineered fills: compaction theories, peak/critical/residual shear strength, collapse settlement, stress-strain behavior of compacted fills of cohesive & cohesionless soils in saturated & unsaturated conditions, etc.
• Types of engineered fills, their uses, typical design model, method of construction & control, performance & design validation, etc., with selected examples
• Works specification & materials for acceptance criteria, design standards, design principles/concepts, etc.
• SI practice, design methods & design parameters required for earth dams, road embankments, building platforms, reclaimed land. Bearing capacity, stability & deformation/settlement estimation, etc.
• What are the problems of new & old uncompacted or lightly compacted fill for building and road embankment purposes? How to evaluate the performance and estimate the deformation/settlement of new and existing fills for building and road embankment purposes?
• Checklist for shallow foundation design in fill ground.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
1030-1045
Refreshment
Session 4
Day 1
1045-1300
SECTION 2: Case Histories for Building Projects
• Design case histories for building platform in soft ground & rolling terrains with particular reference to scope of SI, SI interpretation, design criteria, design verification/calculations, mitigations against what can go wrong, scope of design validation, etc.
• Case histories of unengineered fills. Failure investigation, findings, recommended remediations with necessary design verification & design validation, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
1300-1400
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
1400-1530
SECTION 3: Case Histories for Road & Miscellaneous Projects
• Design case histories for fill bund/road embankment projects in soft ground, water pond, coastal areas & hilly terrains with particular reference to scope of SI, SI interpretation, design criteria, design verification/calculations to check stability, deformation & bearing, mitigations against what can go wrong, scope of design validation, etc.
• Case histories of fill bund/road embankment failures. Failure investigation, findings, recommended remediations/stabilization with necessary design verification & design validation, etc.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
1530-1545
Refreshment
Session 8
Day 1
1545-1730
SECTION 4: Earthwork Practice
• Earthwork practice: scope of planning & execution for building platform. How to address issues usually raised by local authorities.
• Site terrain mapping & slope classification; purpose & significance
• Geotechnical hazards identification & Quantified Risk Assessment (QRA).
• SI & site evaluation. Assessment of slope stability conditions. Minimum scope of sampling and testing. Selection & justification of design parameters.
• Mitigations against technical & environmental/geohazards problems, etc.
• How to prepare geotechnical assessment report for building & housing development projects to local authorities/IKRAM’s requirements.
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 : 30-04-2011 (Saturday) 0900 - 1730
Venue : Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Room 1, 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 650.00
(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