With the growing disruption in the construction industry, geotechnical engineer is often tasked with solving geotechnical problems with solutions that are safer, more cost-effective and sustainable. Ground Improvement can be an innovative solution to such geotechnical problems. This seminar will introduce the various Ground Improvement techniques and key criteria in selecting a Ground Improvement technique. Two Ground Improvement techniques; namely Deep Virbo Techniques and Deep Soil Mixing will be discussed in detail. Selected case studies will be used to demonstrate the successful applications of the techniques. They include geotechnical solutions for earth retention support systems, slope stability and foundations for structures.
Dr. Leong graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honour) in Civil Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore. He has more than 20 years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering. He has been active in the design and execution of Ground Improvement projects in South East Asia (ASEAN) for Keller like Exxon Mobil refinery plants & Neste Renewable Energy plants in Singapore and KVMRT project in Malaysia. He is currently the Director of Keller Foundations (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd and is heading the Business Development for the Ground Improvement business in ASEAN. He is a member of the Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS) since 2008 and served as committee member since 2012 and Vice President for 2014-15. He was the President of GeoSS for 2016-17. He was accorded the Outstanding Geotechnical Engineer award by GeoSS in 2018 for his contributions to the society and industry.