Agenda

8:00 AM

Registration & Networking Morning Coffee

8:50 AM

Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson

9:00 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE

Adoption of Rapid Load Tests in Housing & Development Board (HDB) Projects
  • Recent trend in Singapore public housing design
  • Pile load testing in HDB projects
  • Enhancing Productivity and Safety Through Rapid Load Test
  • Correlation between Rapid Load Test and conventional Static Load Test on bored piles in various soil types in Singapore



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Ricky Nagatie

Senior Engineer,

Housing Development Board, Singapore

9:40 AM

CASE STUDY

Thomson-East Coast Line: 4 in 1 Underground Stacked Rail & Bus Depot
  • LTA Remit and Project overview
  • Challenges and considerations encountered and taken for vast project site
  • Pile Load testing to verify the parameters adopted during the design stage
  • Combination of maintained load and Osterberg Cell (O-Cell) tests
  • Demonstrate that the design is within the ultimate and serviceability limit state
  • Observed and predicted pile responses of base grouted and nonbase grouted pile
  • Casting of over 2700 numbers of Deep Foundation Elements (DFE) comprising both bored pile and barrette pile



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WT Lai

Principal,

WSP Singapore

10:20 AM

Technology Spotlight: Advanced Ground Improvement and Preparation Techniques for Minimising Soil Movement

10:40 AM

Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:00 AM

Collaborative Approach in Handling Every Pile Project’s Uniqueness: Why is it Difficult and how can Stakeholders Overcome the Challenges?
  • Cost and project timeline constraints pushing the collaboration beyond scope
  • Who initiates and who leads a pile/ foundation project discussion?
  • What to expect from Foundation Specialists & Project Owners?
  • Disagreements between Stakeholders and Resolutions
  • Is there a Clear Line of Responsibility between each stakeholder



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Nirbhik Sengupta

Head – Civil Engineering Business,

Astaldi

11:40 AM

CASE STUDY

Condensing the Mixed Use Redevelopment within a Constrained Floorplate: Piling and Foundation Design for Tanjong Pagar Redevelopment, The Tallest Building in Singapore’s Most Dense Part of CBD
  • Installing piles in close vicinity to existing MRT entrance OPENING KEYNOTE
  • Constructing large diameter piles up to 60m near high rise buildings within CBD area
  • Testing large diameter piles and installing large section kingpost
  • Addressing environmental and noise issues
  • Handling utility diversions without service disruptions



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Dr S. Sreenath

Project Director,

ZAP Piling

12:20 PM

Technology Spotlight: Polymers, Bentonite and Chemicals for Efficient Pile Construction

12:40 PM

Lunch and Networking Break

1:50 PM

Better ground characterisation for pile design: Integrating 3D geological modelling and ground risk analysis into the pile design workflow
  • Consideration of standard methods and their often adverse impacts on cost and serviceability
  • Utilisation of 3D modelling of geology for pile design – discussing software options and modelling workflow as well as common pitfalls to be aware of
  • Identifying and quantifying uncertainty in the model and how to manage that uncertainty in design and construction
  • Best practice for incorporating the geological model outputs into pile design calculation



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Andrew Forsythe

Principal Engineering Geologist,

Mott MacDonald

2:30 PM

Risk Management Approach: Assessment of excavation-induced impacts to buildings with pile foundations in urban areas
  • Risk analysis and approach
  • Safety in Design – Addressing the problem at source
  • Types of risk associated with deep excavation near buildings with Pile foundation
  • Methods to reduce excavationinduced ground movements
  • Examples from case studies



SPEAKERS


Sivaram Thirumoorthy

Senior Geotechnical Engineer,

Beca

3:00 PM

Effective waterproofing of deep basements and overcoming site constraints during construction
  • Overview of common foundations and sub-structures in construction industry
  • Identifying common problems with various waterproofing systems in deep foundations
  • What are Cementaid’s solutions and how do they overcome these problems?
  • Case study references: C906
    MINE Tunnel, Bugis Junction MRT,
    Jesselton Residences, Sabah



SPEAKERS


Gabriel Leung

Senior Manager,

Cementaid

3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

4:00 PM

Understanding the Piling and Foundation Challenges of Upcoming Major Buildings in Demanding Geotechnical Conditions
  • Encountering karstic limestone and Hawthornden Formation while developing the foundation design
  • Overcoming the challenges
  • Reference to current projects



SPEAKERS


Andrew Yeow

Head – Geotechnical,

Gamuda

4:40 PM

CASE STUDY

Analysis & Design of a Piled-raft Foundation for a Tall Building: Middle East Case Study
  • Ground Investigation and Characterization of Ground Conditions
  • Selection of Geotechnical Model & Design Parameters
  • Foundation Analysis & Design
  • Verification of full scale pile load tests



SPEAKERS


Ir Dr Tony Chen

Technical Director, Head – Foundations & Deep Excavation,

Arcadis Design & Engineering, Hong Kong

5:20 PM

Conference Closing Remarks by Chairperson

5:30 PM

Networking Reception

10:00 AM

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