10:00-11:30 Tuesday 03rd October 2012
AITVN, Building 3B,
Uni. of Transport and Communications,
Lang Thuong, Dong Da, Hanoi
Estimating ground deformation properties for projects in urban areas from laboratory tests – a personal perspective
Dr Minh A Nguyen
Atkins Geotechnics, formerly Imperial College London
Developments of tall buildings and underground structures in urban areas put a lot of challenges to geotechnical engineers, particularly in the need to restrict the ground movements that may create detrimental effects to adjacent existing properties. Such need asks for more considerations being given to the Serviceability Limit State condition, and it in turn requires special attentions prior to the start of the design process. These attentions include, but not limited to, a clear understanding of objectives and a good communication channel between the Design Consultant with the Site Investigation Consultant.
This presentation will describe how soil sampling and laboratory testing being used to estimate the ground deformation characteristics and will be illustrated with some case histories in the UK.
About the speaker:
Dr. Minh Nguyen becomes a geotechnical consultant in the UK after completing his research at Imperial College London. Between 1995 and 2002, he worked with several major infrastructure development projects in Vietnam. In 2008, he received the Bishop Medal (Geotechnical Research Award) from the Institution of Civil Engineer for his contribution to the advanced characterisation study of London Clay at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 project (see Hight et al, 2007). He is also a Reviewer for the ICE Geotechnical Engineering Journal and Visiting Lecturer for the PME-GME professional Master course organised by the Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam.
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CPD: This event may be considered for contributing to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme as part of personal development. Delegates should check their individual scheme requirements.