Past Event

28th Annual Professor Chin Fung Kee Memorial Lecture: Ground Improvement as Alternative to Piling - Effective Design Solutions for Heavily Loaded Structures
Venue: Wisma IEM, 01- Auditorium Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee, Third Floor
Date & Time: 10 Nov 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CPD/PDP: 2
Closing Date Before: 07-Nov-2018 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)

Programme

Date  :  Saturday, 10th November 2018
Time  :  9.00 a.m – 10.00 a.m. - Registration & Light Refreshments
            10.00 a.m – 11.30 a.m - Lecture
            11.30 a.m – 12.00 p.m - Q&A Session


Synopsis of Lecture

Well-designed  ground  improvement  options  without  compromising  on  stringent  design  criteria may  effectively  replace  conventional  foundation  solutions  for  a  wide  range  of  applications involving  heavy  loads  and  structures  sensitive  to  settlement.  Case  studies  illustrate  the application  of  different  ground  improvement  methods  used  in  different  projects  and  soil conditions by adopting of advanced design considerations to achieve optimal solutions for the project  and  customers  benefit.  Beneficial  returns  in  terms  of  lowering  construction  costs  and shortening  construction  time  with  consistency  in  quality  are  discussed  where  applicable  in relation to the required capabilities and experiences of an organization to deliver the alternatives.

Opportunity  management  gives  the  chance  to  achieve  the  project  scopes  for  the  client  by optimizing cost, time and quality and recommendations are summarized to foster the chance to identify  optimal  geotechnical  solutions.  Finally,  conclusions  are  drawn  and  recommendations given  for  an  improved  project  management  system  to  achieve  beneficial  return  from  early opportunity management.


C.V. of the Speaker

Dr.-Ing.  Wolfgang  Sondermann received  his  “Diplom-Ingenieur”  on  the  area  of  expertise  in structural  analysis,  solid  construction  and  geotechnique  from  Technische  Universität Braunschweig  (Germany)  in  year  1976.  He  was  then  appointed  as  the  design  engineer  and project  manager  for  Ph.  Holzmann  AG,  Frankfurt,  based  in  central  technical  department  at headquarters,  working  on  different  civil  engineering  projects  in  Germany  and  abroad  (KSA, Libya,  Iran  etc.).  In year 1980, Dr.-Ing.  Wolfgang Sondermann did his PhD in “Stresses and Deformation of Reinforced Earth Structures” at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hanns Simons, and he received his PhD title in year 1983.

His career further expanded when he joined as Partner and Managing Director of Geotechnical Consultants Simons & Partner GmbH. He was involved as the Consultant for different projects in Germany and abroad, i.e. nuclear reconditioning plant in Gorleben and Dragahn, mining plant for final storage of nuclear waste Gorbelen, cement factory in Iraq.  He also introduced Tensar geogrid for reinforced earth structures, consulting activities in geotechnical problems on different environmental projects as Münchehagen, Malsch etc.

In  year  1986,  he  joined  Keller  Grundbau  GmbH  and  was  attached  to  central  technical department,  mainly  to  support  in  the  introduction  of  Soilcrete.  Subsequently, he was also involved in different environmental projects and development of insitu treatment of contaminated subsoil.  In  year  1990,  he  was  promoted  to  be  the  branch  manager  of  Northern  branch  in Germany,  managing  growth  in  Eastern  Germany  after  reunification  and  since  year  1994,  he extended these activities in Eastern Europe as well.

Dr.-Ing.  Wolfgang  Sondermann  became  the  Managing  Director  of  Keller  Grundbau  GmbH  in year 1998, where he was responsible for all activities in Germany. In year 2000, he was then promoted to be the Managing Director of Keller Holding GmbH.  He covered operational responsibility for Continental Europe, Middle East including Africa-Asian activities (CEMEA) in business development and introduction of advanced technologies and methods. In year 2003, he moved  to  Keller  Group  plc.,  London  and  became  the  Board  Member.  He was the Executive Director  responsibility  for  CEMEA  Division  and  later  the  Executive  Director  for  Group Engineering & Operation, before he retired in year 2016. Since then, he is acting as Consulting Engineer Geotechnical engineering and operations.

Besides, he was also a lecturer at Technische Universität Darmstadt (since 2002), Chairman of friend’s association of Geotechnical Institute Technical University Darmstadt (since 2006), and Chairman of the Board of the German Society of Geotechniques (since 2014).

Dr.-Ing.  Wolfgang  Sondermann  had  published  his  works  (>100  publications)  in  national  and international magazines on geotechnical engineering, risk management, new technologies and methods.  He also contributed to the Geotechnical Engineering Handbook, Vol.  2, 8.  Ed.: Ground  Improvement  Editor:  K. Witt,  Ernst  &  Sohn,  2016,  the  Ground  Improvement,  3.  Ed.: Ground  Improvement,  Editors:  K.  Kirsch,  A.  Bell,  CRC  Press,  2013,  and  the  Asian  Ground Improvement Handbook.  In  addition,  he  is  the  holder  on  different  patents  of  inventions regarding geotechnical applications and devices.


Registration Fee

Members, IEM : RM 20.00
Members, Engineering Graduates Alumni Association, Universiti Malaya : RM 20.00
Non-members : RM 30.00

All cheques/bank drafts must be crossed and made payable to “PROF CHIN FUNG KEE LECTURE FUND”


IMPORTANT
All registration fees must be FULLY paid before commencement of the Lecture.


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