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WEBINAR - Half-Day Webinar on “Ground Improvement”
Venue: Digital Platform
Date & Time: 23 Feb 2021 (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM) Closed
CPD: 4
Closing Date Before: 20-Feb-2021 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Technical Division - Geotechnical Engineering


A good ground improvement solution should be based on sound concepts and working principles. It requires the knowledge of fundamental behavior of soils, the knowledge of various ground improvement techniques, understanding of soil-structure interaction, the knowledge of performance and limitations of available equipment and of course economics. This webinar aims to provide information on the above by presenting on the implementation of ground improvement works in civil engineering projects. Throughout the seminar, real examples of projects completed using various ground improvement methods will be used to illustrate the applications of ground improvement methods from the more common embankment constructions to more complex projects like foundations for tank farms and buildings.


Ir. EG Balakrishnan graduated from University Malaya with honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1985. He has worked in both consulting and construction firms covering the general disciplines of civil engineering before pursuing a Master Programme in Geotechnical Engineering at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok from 1992 to 1994. He started his own consulting firm, GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd in 1998 providing civil consultancy services with specialist skills in geotechnical engineering. Since then, he has been involved in large civil engineering projects providing geotechnical consultancy services. His scope covered all ranges of geotechnical engineering comprising foundation, ground treatments, slopes, walls & retention systems for highways, railways, reclamation, high rise buildings, ports, oil & gas and large civil infrastructure projects. Some of the major projects that he involved in are Rail Link, Guthrie Expressway, Electrified Double Track Projects, New Pantai Expressway, Besraya Expressway, Pengerang Oil Terminal, MRT Line-1, MRT Line-2, etc.

Ir. Lee Peir Tien obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Technology, Malaysia in 2001. He has been involved in design and construction of various geotechnical specialist works for the past 20 years. He has published more than a dozen technical papers on geotechnical engineering in international and local conferences. His research interests include soft ground engineering, slope stabilisation, foundation and deep excavation. He was the Chairman for Geotechnical Engineering Technical Division (GETD) of IEM for Session 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. Currently, he is the advisor for GETD. He also actively involved in Malaysian Geotechnical Society (MGS) and serve as Committee Member since 2016

Mr. Richard Ong graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a B.Eng. in Civil. He obtained his M.Eng. (Geotechnical) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has worked in the field of geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering for the past 20 years with companies like Maccaferri Malaysia, Tensar International Limited and Menard Geosystems. Currently, he is the Regional Technical Director for Menard in South East Asia. He is currently serving a committee member in the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Division of IEM.

Limited to 470 participants only (first come basis) and confirmation email will be sent for successful registration latest by 22 February 2021 @ 5.00 PM

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