AGS(HK) One-day Seminar on Ground Improvement

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1 ANNOUNCEMENT AGS(HK) One-day Seminar on Ground Improvement Theme This one-day seminar aims to provide an overview and update of ground improvement practices. The seminar will highlight the use of latest technologies for both reclamation and tunneling. Drawing from experience of Hong Kong, Asian and other International projects, and with case studies, the speakers will provide lessons learnt and guidance for best practice. Date : Saturday, 12 th May 2018 Time : Venue : 9:00 am 17:00 pm Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, The Hong Kong University, Pokfulam (see enclosed map on page 7) Program Please see page 2 Registration Fee $600 For member organisations or personal member of AGS(HK) early bird before 20 th April 2018 $700 standard rate $200 for full-time students (limited to 20 persons) (including tea and coffee for two tea breaks) Registration & Enquiries For registration and payment, please refer to the enclosed Registration Form on page 5. For enquiries on registration, please contact Raymond Sin at Tel: or For general enquiries on the seminar, please contact Eleonora Di Mario at Tel: or Cancellation Policy : Attendance Certificate: Book Prize : Cancellation will only be accepted in writing via or fax, not later than 2 weeks before the seminar, and only 50% of registration fee will be refunded. The seminar is designed for 1.0 CPD day. Attendance certificates will be provided at the end of the seminar. Book prize is open to all young attendants under 35 years old for the submission of a good quality report (max. 500 words) on this event. Book Prize reward comprises a book "Geology of Site Investigation Boreholes in Hong Kong" by Chris Fletcher and book coupon HK$300 from BookaZine. Please submit your report to to Richard Sun AGS (HK) page 1 of 7

2 One-day Seminar on Ground Improvement, 12 May 2018, HKU Time Topics Speakers 8:30 9:00 am Registration 9:00 9:10 am Welcome Address 9:10 9:50 am 9:50 10:30 am Ground Improvement in Soft Clays Risks and opportunities, an overview of recent developments Seawall Found on PVDs and Treated Ground with Geo-synthetic Reinforcement Dr. Siew Wei Lee (Chairman of the AGS HK) Eleonora Di Mario (Chairman of the Organising Committee) Tony O Brien (Mott MacDonald Ltd) Ir. Linus Fong (AECOM Asia Company Limited) 10:30 10:50 am Coffee Break 10:50 11:30 am 11:30 am 12:10 pm Key Aspects of Quality Control for Stone Columns Wilhelm Degen (Betterground Ltd) Hong Kong Central Shatin Link Contract Horizontal telescopic grouting under existing MTR railway to allow safe TBM crossing Simon Auvergne (Dragages HK Ltd.) 12:10 12:30 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A Morning Session s Speakers 12:30 1:30 pm Free Time for Lunch 1:30 2:10 pm Deep Cement Mixing in Japan and Worldwide Construction, quality control and in-situ verification and testing 2:10 2:50 pm Practical Design of Deep Cement Mixing Prof. Masaki Kitazume (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Dr SAW Ay Lee (Golder Associates HK Ltd) 2:50 3:10 pm Coffee Break 3:10 3:50 pm External Observations on the Application of BS8006 to the Design of Basal Reinforcement Spanning DCM Columns 3:50 4:30 pm Jet Grouting in Hong Kong Chris Lawson (TenCate HK Ltd.) Bruno Vingiani (Trevi S.p.A.) 4:30 4:50 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A Noon Session s Speakers 4:50 5:00 pm Farewell and Distribution of CPD Certificates AGS (HK) page 2 of 7

3 About the Speakers Speaker 1 Tony O Brien Tony O Brien is the Global Practice Leader for Geotechnics in Mott MacDonald, and is a Visiting Professor at Southampton University,UK. Tony has over 30 years international experience on Transportation, Energy, Building and Water engineering projects, gained in a diverse range of geological environments. He has also acted as an independent Expert during dispute resolution and litigation. Currently he Chairs the European working group for retaining wall design for the update of EC7, and is the UK representative for TC212 (deep foundations). He has been a lead author for several industry design guides, including an upcoming CIRIA guide for the application of numerical modelling in design. Tony was the Section Editor and lead author for the ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering chapters on foundation design. Tony has received several industry awards for innovation, including early applications of deep soil mixing, and for the use of ultralightweight fill. Speaker 2 Ir. Linus Fong Ir Linus Fong is an Associated Director of AECOM. He obtained his BEng from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in He has 23 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with specialisation in marine geotechnics, related to marine ground investigation, dredging, reclamation, seawall embankment and ground improvement in soft clays and loose sands. He has involved in many major reclamation works in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, India, and Middle East. Speaker 3 Dr Wilhelm Degen Dr Wilhelm Degen obtained his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and he is a Technical Director of Ground Improvement Solutions. Dr Degen has 25 years of experience in ground improvement using Vibro-Compaction and Vibro Replacement Stone Column technology, and he is recognized as an expert in this specialized field. He has worked on the design and implementation of numerous ground improvement projects in the USA and internationally. These include the Hong Kong Airport Core Projects, Hong Kong Disneyland, World Island Dubai, Port of Stockholm, Hanoi-Haiphong Expressway, and the Hong Kong Border Crossing. Speaker 4 Simon Auvergne Simon Auvergne is the geotechnical manager for the challenging tunneling MTR project SCL He is working since 2007 for one of the leadding construction company, Bouygues TP and its subsidiary Dragages HK. During that time he was involved in challenging tunneling projects in several places around the world including, South Africa, Egypt and Hong Kong. Speaker 5 Prof. Masaki Kitazume Masaki Kitazume graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology with a BEng in 1979, and a MEng in Then he joined the Port and Harbour Research Institute, Tokyo, where he has worked for 30 years. He has been Head of the Soil Stabilization Laboratory for 20 years and has worked on the interaction of improved ground and soft ground in order to establish design codes for several ground improvement techniques. In 1994 he was AGS (HK) page 3 of 7

4 awarded a DEng from Tokyo Institute of Technology on the design of Deep Mixing improved ground. In 2011 he became Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Prof. Kitazume has been involved in many land reclamation and ground improvement projects, including Tokyo/Haneda and Kansai International Airports, Bussan Immersed Tunnel Project in Korea, Cai Mep Port in Vietnam, Virginia Port Expansion in USA, Pasir Panjang Terminal in Singapore, and a peer review for Deep Cement Mixing for the Hong Kong Third Runway. He has published three books on Deep Mixing and Sand Compaction Piles. He has won many awards and he is a Member of the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC17 on Ground Improvement. Speaker 6 Dr Saw Ay Lee Dr Saw Ay Lee obtained her first-class honours degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University Technology of Malaysia. Following her graduation, she gained a breadth of experience in the design of excavation, slope stability and ground improvement works through different projects in Singapore. She further obtained her PhD from National University of Singapore in cement-treated soil column in 2015 then joined Golder Associates in Hong Kong. She is currently providing geotechnical expert support service especially DCM related advisory for the HK Airport Authority in HKIA 3rd Runway reclamation works. In the HKIA 3rd Runway, DCM has been adopted as the main ground improvement technique to reclaim 400 hectares of land in which can be considered as one of the largest DCM works in the world. Speaker 7 Chris Lawson Chris Lawson, Managing Director of TenCate Geosynthetics Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong, has worked in the field of geosynthetics for 30 years covering Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. Mr Lawson has been involved in developing the geosynthetics Standards and Codes of Practice, and is author of over fifty technical papers on the subject of geosynthetics. Speaker 8 Bruno Vingiani Mr. Bruno Vingiani is Senior Geotechnical Engineer at the Design, Research and Development Dept. of Trevi S.p.A., an international specialized contractor operating in the field of Foundation Engineering. He holds a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) and a postgraduate diploma in Geotechnical Engineering. He boasts 30 years of uninterrupted experience in dealing with the underground. With half of this period spent managing construction jobsites worldwide and the rest in designing deep foundations and soil treatment interventions at the headquarter of the company, he has acquired a comprehensive and qualified knowledge in performing structural and plastic diaphragm walls, driven, bored and CFA piles, rock and ground anchors, soil improvements by cement and chemical grouting, jet grouting, deep mixing and compensation grouting. Mr. Vingiani has been the co-author of seven technical papers published and presented at international conferences. AGS (HK) page 4 of 7

5 REGISTRATION FORM Event : One-day Seminar on Ground Improvement Date : Saturday, 12 th May 2018 Time : 08:30 for registration; 09:00 17:00 for seminar Venue : Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, The Hong Kong University, Pokfulam Registration Fee : HK$ 600 early bird for members of AGS (HK) before 20 April 2018 HK$ 700 standard rate HK$ 200 for full-time students (limited to 20 persons) Note : Mail Registration : Fax / Registration : Full Name : Contact 1. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and seats are limited. 2. Student discount is only applicable for full time student with valid student card issued by local universities / VTC. Please complete the details below and return together with your crossed cheque made payable to The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (Hong Kong) Limited by mail to : Mr Walter Tsang (AGS HK) c/o C M Wong & Associates Limited 11/F Universal Trade Centre, 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong (Enquiry: for Mr. Walter Tsang) Attn: Mr Walter Tsang at fax no. (852) or with cheque payment expected at the seminar venue. OR Bank-in to our HSBC account: Account Number: Account Name: AGS(HK) Ltd the bank slip together with this registration form to Walter Tsang at Contact Tel. No. : Contact Fax No. : Company Name : Registration Fee: $600 early bird (AGS member) $700 standard rate Fax Registration ONLY I promise to pay on the day and please reserve me a place. Yes No Mail Registration ONLY My attached crossed cheque is Bank Cheque No. I would like to receive a CPD attendance certificate : Yes Signature : Date : No $200 full-time student AGS (HK) page 5 of 7

6 List of AGS (HK) s Member Organisations AECOM Asia Company Limited Atkins China Limited Aurecon Hong Kong Limited Bachy Soletanche Group Limited Betterground (Hong Kong) Limited C M Wong & Associates Limited DrilTech Ground Engineering Limited Dong Ah Geological Engineering Company Limited EGS (Asia) Limited Fong On Construction Limited Fugro (Hong Kong) Limited Fugro Geotechnical Services Limited G & E Company Limited Gammon Construction Limited Geosystems Limited Golder Associates (HK) Limited Ch2M HILL Halcrow China Limited Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Jacobs China Limited Kin Yu Engineering HK Company Limited Kum Shing (S.F.) Construction Company Limited Lam Geotechnics Limited Meinhardt (C & S) Limited Mott MacDonald (HK) Limited Ove Arup & Partners (HK) Limited Reinforced Earth Pacific Limited SMEC Asia Limited Tong Gee and Partners (Asia) Limited Tysan Foundation Limited Vibro (Hong Kong) Limited VSL Intrafor (HK) Note: If your affiliated organisation is one of the above organisations or personal member of AGS(HK), you are entitled to HK$600 early-bird registration fee before 20th April 2018 AGS (HK) page 6 of 7

7 Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall AGS (HK) page 7 of 7