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Ground Improvement using Surcharging with Prefabricated Vertical Drains and Compaction - 24th July 2019

As infrastructural development is rapidly expanding into sites of unfavorable geologic conditions, it becomes necessary to improve the engineering performance of geologic materials to suit the purpose of the infrastructures to be built on them. There are numerous ground improvement techniques available.

This one-day CPD course will cover the principles of ground improvement. Moreover, the course contents will be concentrated on the two techniques commonly used in Hong Kong: (1) surcharging with prefabricated vertical drains; and (2) compaction.

Surcharging is commonly used for reclaimed land, in particular, when dredging of the soft marine deposit has been practically abandoned as a result of the environmental protection policy. The concept of consolidation will be briefly reviewed to eliminate all the misunderstanding. The principles and design of surcharging will be covered in the course. Moreover, the design of prefabricated vertical drains using the design methodology developed by the instructor (Yeung 1997, 1999) will be presented. The design methodology has been included in geotechnical engineering textbooks and widely adopted in the industry.
Compaction is the oldest and the most widely adopted ground improvement technique. It is widely adopted in Hong Kong for site formation and slope stabilization works in Hong Kong. However, many are still confused by the relationship between the properties of compacted soil and the state of compaction. The theory of compaction and field evaluation of compacted soil will be presented in the course.

Language: Cantonese with technical terms in English

Date:  24th July 2019 (Wednesday) (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m)

Venue: Diamond Room, 5th Floor, The Cityview (城景國際), 23 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon (MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit A2)

Cost: $1,850 (include coffee breaks, buffet lunch, course notes and attendance certificate)

Early bird discount: $1,650 for registration completed on or before 13th July 2019.

Registration:  (1) make a deposit or direct transfer to "Advanced Technovation Limited" at HSBC Account No. 400-304267-001 or prepare an e-cheque payable to "Advanced Technovation Limited"; (2a) register on line at adv-technovation.com; or (2b) fill in the reply slip and email the completed reply slip with the deposit slip, direct transfer receipt or e-cheque to support@adv-technovation.com


Questions: Please contact Ms Iris Luk at support@adv-technovation.com

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