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Design and Construction of Large-diameter Bored Piles in Hong Kong - 13th January 2020

This popular CPD course has been continuously updated to include recent developments in Hong Kong and Macau. The design of large-diameter bored piles appears to be relatively simple as the allowable bearing capacity and resistance to lateral earth pressure are limited by the presumptive values stated in Code of Practice for Foundations 2017 and related government publications. However, many common design errors occur from a practical viewpoint, rendering construction very difficult, if not impossible. Moreover, there are also new requirements stipulated in the Code of Practice for Foundations 2017. The design component of the CPD course has thus been substantially upgraded for Hong Kong Practice.

There are many practical problems confronting geotechnical engineers and contractors on site during the construction of large-diameter bored piles. This one-day continuing professional development (CPD) short course is developed to illustrate to engineers who are interested in geotechnical engineering some practical aspects in the design and construction of large-diameter bored piles in Hong Kong including:
  • Types and definitions of large-diameter bored piles
  • Design philosophy of bored piles
  • Design requirements of the Code of Practice for Foundations 2017
  • Common design errors from a practical viewpoint
  • Detailed construction procedures of large-diameter bored piles
  • Construction equipment for large-diameter bored pile
  • Integrity testing of large-diameter bored piles and remedial measures
  • Difficulties in large-diameter bored pile construction
  • Pitfalls in site supervision for large-diameter bored pile construction
  • Full-scale load tests for large-diameter bored pile

More than 600 slides on various aspects of local large-diameter bored pile construction in Hong Kong and Macau will be shown for illustration and detailed discussion.



Language: Cantonese with technical terms in English

Date: 13th January 2020 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Venue: Crystal Ballroom, 2nd 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 6th January 2020.

Payment: (1) a deposit to "Advanced Technovation Limited" at HSBC Account No. 400-304267-001 and get a receipt; (2) FPS 3116993 and get a screen capture; or (3) an e-cheque payable to "Advanced Technovation Limited"

Registration: (1) register online at
adv-technovation.com; and submit the image of the receipt or screen capture; or an e-cheque; (2) fill in the reply slip and email the completed reply slip with the receipt, screen capture; or e-cheque to support@adv-technovation

Questions: Please contact Miss Luk at 91208024 (phone or WhatsApp), or


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