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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 was a former Director with the Building and Construction Authority, regulating and overseeing the safety of buildings and geotechnical building works under construction in Singapore, and headed the Singapore Geological Office. Er. Yang has also served with the now-defunct Public Works Department as Assistant Chief Civil Engineer, Head (Roads, Planning and Design) and Head of Geotechnical Engineering, Site Investigation, Instrumentation and Laboratories. He was the Chief Project Manager (Singapore) for the Singapore-Malaysia Second Crossing. He has published more than 40 papers in International conferences and seminars, and peer-reviewed journals. He co-chaired the SPRING (Singapore) Eurocodes Review Advisory Committee, and the Technical Committee on Civil and Geotechnical Works. He is a Professional Engineer and a Specialist Professional Engineer registered with the Professional Engineers’ Board, and a Specialist Accredited Checker whilst in Building and Construction Authority.

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

Fee (incl of GST): S$735.00

Refreshments will be provided.

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices, course notes will be available in e-format. 

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


PEB: Pending
IES-ACES : Pending (Structural)

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