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Supervision of Piling Works

Event code: 76084

Various challenges are present in pile foundation works due to the uncertainties and variability of the ground conditions. Once the piles are installed, they are expected to function throughout their lifetime. During the lifetime of the building, the foundation is rarely inspected for its continued structural integrity and stability. Supervision of piling works for building foundation is therefore essential and critical in ensuring the quality of construction works and safety of building structures. This short course imparts to participants the essential knowledge of good construction practices, supervision of piling works, regulatory requirements and testing of pile foundation works.

Supervision of piling works
• Obligations to supervise
• Current codes and standards for piling works

Site conditions and preparation for piling work
• Local ground conditions
• Basics of piled foundation design and design considerations

Types of piles and installation methods
• Small displacement piles
• Large displacement piles
• Driven, push-in and bored installation methods
• Problems associated with different pile types

Types of tests on piles
• Types of load test on piles
• Common problems in pile load tests and their implications
• Conduct of static pile load tests

Local piling practices
• Supervision requirements
• Common problems in pile construction and their implications
• Quality control measures

Regulatory aspects
• Building Control Act and Regulations
• Requirements of Supervision
• Piling layout plans
• Site records

ER YANG KIN SENG, Technical Director, (Geotechnical Engineering), Building Engineering Group, Building and Construction Authority
Er. Yang graduated from University of Melbourne with BEng (First Class Hons) in Civil Engineering under Colombo Plan Scholarship. He obtained a DIC and MSc (with Distinction) in Soil Mechanics & Engineering Seismology from Imperial College under Commonwealth Scholarship. He also has a MSc in Civil Engineering from NUS, and LLB (Hons) from University of London.
Er. Yang was an Assistant Chief Civil Engineer with the former Public Works Department and the Chief Project Manager and Superintending Officer for the Singapore-Malaysia Second Crossing (Singapore portion). He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1998 and was also awarded the Soil Mechanics Prize (1984) from Imperial College. Er. Yang is a registered Professional Engineer, and a Specialist Professional Engineer in geotechnical engineering with the Professional Engineers Board. He is also a registered Specialist Accredited Checker with BCA. He has published more than 40 papers on infrastructure developments, regulatory controls, geotechnical and construction engineering in journals, conferences and seminars.

• Practicing Structural & Geotechnical Engineers
• Resident Engineers
• Resident Technical Officers 
• Site Engineers 
• Construction Managers 
• Site Investigation Professionals
• Others who would like an update on site investigation practices


28th Run: 28th Run: 8, 10, 15 & 17 May 2018

Duration: 4 evenings (12 hours)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: BCA Academy

Fee (incl of GST): S$700.00
Refreshments will be provided.

Certificate of Attendance (COA) will be awarded to participants who meet the attendance requirement.


PEB: Pending
IES-ACES : Pending (Structural)

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