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E060 Engineering Workshop on Case Histories of Building Foundation Distress/Failures 1 Day

BEM Approved 7 CPD Hours (IEM13/PP/037/W) Normal Price RM 550.00
(If 2 or more RM 450.00 per person Only)
Common types of building foundations & the design principles & concepts.
Detail case histories of various types of building foundation distress/failures, investigation & analysis for causes of distress/failures, remediation proposals & underpinning design with detail scope of design verification/analysis/calculations plus design validation to show compliance with the requirements stipulated by code of practice, etc.
Comprehensive workshop notes & more than 250 slide presentation.
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
Definition for building foundation distress/failures and types of building foundation systems plus their fundamental design principles/concepts/ requirements.
Common types & causes of ground movements for building foundation distress and failure. Common mitigations against the problems, etc.
Building foundation distress/failure investigation: scope, techniques & checklist.
Common design shortfalls & construction defects for building foundations.
Common methods of remediation & technical basis/calculations. Brief case histories.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 3
Day 1
Session 4
Day 1
SECTION 2: Case History 1
Building foundation failure in filled ground includes failure description, failure investigation, result analysis, findings, recommendations, design of remediation works & construction details, construction controls and scope of design validation, etc. Presentation and explanation will focus on mechanism and theories on how the collapse settlement and ground movement have induced significant settlement and negative friction to the supporting piles leading to excessive settlement and resulting in structural cracks on the ground beams and superstructures. Mitigations and precautions to avoid committing similar problems will be suggested.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 5
Day 1
Lunch Break
Session 6
Day 1
SECTION 3: Case History 2
Building foundation failure is about how some settling columns of buildings are remedied. Presentation include problem description, identification and determination of possible causes for the problem, methods and proposals of remediation considered, analysis of proposals and recommendation, construction and design validation, etc., will be illustrated with slides, etc.. .
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 7
Day 1
Presentation, illustration and discussion of 5 case histories of building foundation failures on slope, filled ground & soft ground will be carried out with active participation from the participants. Scope of discussion/presentation includes how the causes for failure are investigated and determined, how cost-effective remediation methods are selected, how to analysis the problem, how to ensure the proposal is effective, etc., will be discussed. Your questions about building foundation failures will be clearly answered.
Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Session 8
Day 1
Session 9
Day 1
Question & Answer
Session 10
Day 1
Distribution of Certificate
Date, Time, Venue, and Fee
Date and time : 21-12-2013 (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
Course related information (FREE)
Additional notes
Certificate of CPD Point with full attendance
2 tea breaks & 1 lunch provided
Handout notes
Class capacity = 30