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E055 Engineering Workshop on Practical Design, Installation & Testing of Driven Piles, Bored Piles & Micropiles 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM12/PP/036/W) Normal Price RM 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 450.00 per person Only)
Overview of pile design principles & practice for typical driven piles, bored piles & micropiles in various site & subsoil conditions.
Examples & elaborations on scope & methods/procedures of pile design verification/calculations & design validation to meet EuroCode 7 requirements including scope of SI.
Enlightening case histories of defective design & defective construction for driven piles, bored piles & micropiles.
More than 300 slides & practical reference materials to be given & elaborated.
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 pile foundation design principles & practice: pile classification, design standards & codes of practice (BS 8004 & EC 7), design principles & methods, design criteria & considerations (ultimate & serviceability states, durability aspects & site environment factors, etc), common pile types & their respective applications & limitations to various site/subsoil & loading conditions, pile behavior in clay/sand/ rock, pile behavior & response when subject to various types of loading, pile group efficiency for various pile types/installation methods & subsoil conditions, common piling problems in various typical site & subsoil conditions for various pile types, pile selection chart, etc., will be elaborated with practical examples.
Section 2:
Practical pile design guides: scope of SI to meet BS 8004/EC 7 requirements, ground characterization & design parameter selection, comprehensive scope & methods/ procedures of design verification/calculations and design validation plus underlying principles involved for driven piles, bored piles & micropiles will be elaborated.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
Session 4
Day 1
Section 3:
Detail step-by-step design case histories of displacement piles for low-rise & high-rise buildings (driven & jacked concrete piles) including comprehensive cope & methods/procedures of design verification/ calculations & design validation (BS 8004 & EC7) in typical site/subsoil conditions will be elaborated. Estimation of handling/installation/working stresses for concrete piles (precast RC & spun piles) & the corresponding permissible limits plus interpretation of SI results & how to estimate safe working capacity (geotechnical & structural) for given subsoil conditions & installation methods (driven & jacked), etc., will be presented.
Section 4:
How methods of drilling/concreting or grouting & types of reinforcement can affect capacity & integrity of bored piles & micropiles will be elaborated with case histories. Comprehensive scope & methods/procedures of design verification/calculations & design validation (BS 8004 & EC7) will be elaborated. SI interpretation & how to estimate safe working capacity (geotechnical & structural) for given subsoil conditions & installation methods will be illustrated.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
Section 5:
Planning scope & methods of pile testing to check capacity, integrity and settlement. Principles, technical basis and applications & limitations of various pile testing methods & procedures. Case histories of pile test results including MLT, PDA, PIT, etc. for driven concrete piles, bored piles & micropiles will be illustrated.
Section 6:
Works specification for RC piles, spun piles, bored piles & micropiles with particular reference to requirements for materials, construction controls, workmanship, scope of QC, dimension tolerances, scope of inspection & recording, etc., to meet good engineering practice/codes of practice will be highlighted.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
Session 8
Day 1
Section 7:
What is meant by defective pile design & defective construction? Generic causes for defective design & construction? Checklist against defective design & construction.
Section 8:
Five enlightening case histories of pile problems/distress/defective design & defective construction including problems description/background, scope/methods of investigation, problem assessment & analysis, findings, recommendations & remediation proposals plus necessary justifications will be presented.
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 : 24-11-2012 (Saturday) 0900 - 1730
Venue : Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Arcadia 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 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 450.00 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 = 70