Thursday, April 23, 2009

Soil Investigation

Old but still learning to understand what is Soil Investigation. Do not be surprise for there are many engineers out there who might know the theory of soil and have not personally supervised the field work.

Day 1 : 21st April 2009

2 days Seminar held by IEM (Institute of Engineer (Malaysia) , Northern region.on 21st and 22nd April 2009
Lecture no 1 : Specifying Site Investigation by Ir. Liew Shaw Shong
Lecture no 2 : SI Planing for Hillsite Development by Ir. Tan Yean Chin

Brief notes ................ later

Lecture no 3 : Site Investigation - dynamic Probing Tests by Ir. Neoh Cheng Aik
Lecture no 4 : Piezocone and Field Vane Shear Testing by Ir. Yee Thien Seng
Lecture no 5: Pressuremeter testing - by Ir. Kenny Yee

Day 2 : 22nd April 2009

Lecture no 6 : Measures To Improve Site Investigation - by Mr. Ng Chan Ngoon
Lecture no 7 : Undisturbed Sampling - by Mr Chong Pek Kem
Lecture no 8 :Seismic refraction Specifications, Applications and Limitations - by Mr Ng ChakNgoon
Lecture no 9 : The Use of Geophysical Methods in Site Investigations - by Dr. Loke Meng Heng
Lecture no 10 : Laboratory Testing - Understanding Uncertainty of Measurement and Test Requirement : by Mr Wong Kim Yuen

Day 3 : 23rd April 2009

Field work : Visualising the real equipment.

Lectures started at 8.30 am and ended at 5.00pm for the first 2 days . Really tough for me who works in the site and cannot even sit still for an hour. Will a lot of yawning and regular break time for coffee with foods really helped on these 3 days. Other than these, regular discussions on topics that I do not understand with my colleagues really helped.

What type of speakers are good. Well, my opinion, lecturers that based their notes with field experience were the best. Laughter were heard and these really make everyone not falling asleep. But when it come with research lectures, it everyone got into "hibernation mode".
Regardless, their notes will be very useful when problem at site pop up.

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