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Seminar on silent piling technologies - latest innovations in Japan

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Conventional dynamic piling methods are ill-suited to urban development because of the emissions of excessive noise and ground vibrations. Drilled shafts and slurry walls alleviate some of these environmental concerns but add additional problems due to large bulky machines, reliance on dusty concrete plants and urban trucking grief. To solve these problems, pre-fabricated piles are hydraulically jacked-in by reaction principle using a compact and lightweight press-in machine, so called the "silent piler". The press-in piling technologies are now introduced in broader aspects in establishing a new standard for the true revolution in construction. The speaker will share his experience in silent piling technologies.

Dr Goh Teik-lim graduated from the University of Malaya and joined ARUP Jururunding, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) as a consulting engineer. He had his doctorate study in National University of Singapore, researching on a deep excavation topic in soft ground involving soil stabilisation. He started practising as a geotechnical engineer in SembCorp Engineers & Constructors (Singapore), specialised in deep excavation works where he involved in the construction of the longest cut-and-cover tunnel in Singapore. He then joined GIKEN Seisakusho Asia as a technical manager and he is currently the general manager, in-charge of the regional business development in Aaia countries. He is currently a registered professional engineer in both Singapore and Malaysia.

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