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E048 Engineering Workshop On Planning Scope Of Site Investigation For Civil Engineering Projects 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM11/PP/021/W) Normal Price RM 650.00
(If 2 or more RM 500.00 per person Only)
Importance of SI is clearly emphasized and highlighted by BEM Circular No. 4/2005, which has reminded Professional Engineers that they will be held responsible for problems/failures caused by inadequate and/or unreliable SI in the design of geotechnical/foundation works. The Circular also reminds all professional Engineers of the following:
a) SI should be properly planned by qualified Engineer
b) SI should be properly carried out by qualified personnel/contractor according to approved methods
c) All SI should be properly supervised by qualified personnel.
d) Part IV, Code of Professional Conduct of the Registration of Engineers Regulation 1990 requires Professional Engineers to discharge their professional duty with due care & diligence. Failure to do so contravenes the Act and calls for disciplinary action.
Requirements of BEM Circular 4/2005 to ensure SI is adequate and reliable will be elaborated and illustrated in this workshop with particular reference to how to plan SI properly, how to execute SI professionally and how to interpret SI correctly for foundation and geotechnical designs of building and civil engineering projects.
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
Significance & implications of BEM Circular No. 4/2005 to Professional Engineers involved in geotechnical design & construction.
Purpose & significance of SI for building & civil engineering projects. Definitions for adequate & reliable SI. Standards, codes of practice for SI for building & civil engineering projects.
Site characterization & generalized subsoil profile for geotechnical design & construction (ASTMD420.
Planning of SI & common SI methods for building & road projects. Common malpractice in SI works. Correlations of soil properties & SI results.
Checklist for SI methods for acquiring necessary design parameters for geotechnical designs of foundations, retaining walls, road embankments, deep excavation, slopes, etc.
Case histories of malpractice in SI and the consequences.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
Session 4
Day 1
Identification, description & classification of soils.
SI reporting & interpretation.
Typical soil properties for typical geological formations.
Design soil parameters selection for deep excavation, slope stability analysis & foundation design: scope of SI, SI methods, sampling techniques, field & lab tests, etc.
Case histories.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
Video presentation/Site demonstration of proper & malpractice in SI & how to ensure reliable SI results.
Common SI methods: practice, principles, applications & limitations for percussion drilling & rotary drilling, etc.
Sampling techniques (thin-walled UD, piston thin-walled UD, Mazier sampler, thick-walled DS, rock coring & water sampling, etc).
Insitu testing (SPT, CPT (ASTM D3441), CPTu (ASTM D5778), pressuremeter (ASTM4719-87), field vane shear test (ASTM D2573), Dilatometer test, etc). Practice, applications & limitations, interpretations & correlations.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
Session 8
Day 1
Mackintosh probe, JKR probe, hand-auger, field density test, field resistivity test, pumping test, plate bearing test, ground water monitoring, field permeability test, etc. Practice, application & limitations plus interpretation.
Geophysical seismic field tests, etc. Practice, applications & limitations plus interpretations with case histories.
Experienced personnel and operator showing good and bad practice/common malpractice at site will be explained and demonstrated.
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 : 18-06-2011 (Saturday) 0900 - 1730
Venue : Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Room 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 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
Course related information (FREE)
Additional notes
Certificate of CPD Point with full attendance
2 tea breaks & 1 lunch provided
Handout notes
Class capacity = 40