Keynote Lecture at 18 SEAGC – 29-31 May 2013

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Geotechnic, News and Opinion

Below is the information of the 18th South East Asian Geotechnical Conference which will be held in Singapore on the 29-31 May 2013, where I shall deliver one of the keynote lecture on  The Application of Ground Improvement Techniques in Indonesia

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Guest lecture at HKUST

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Geotechnic, News and Opinion

 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering




GOUW Tjie-Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC

BINUS University

Certified Senior Geotechnical Consultant


Since early 1980s cast in place micropiles have been implemented in various part of Indonesia. Its main application is to provide support for machine foundation with limited headroom inside a factory, to strengthen a building foundation by underpinning, or to support a structure under a special site condition where the use of traditional driven piles or bored piles was not possible. Three types of cast-in-place micropiles have been implemented elsewhere, i.e. non grouted, globally grouted, and repetitive grouted micropiles. This paper describes the design, construction and performance of Repetitive Grouted Micropiles (RGMs) subjected to loading and unloading cycles of 1500 kN load. The RGMs, which served as a gantry crane foundation, were designed to bear 1000 kN working load each. To check the capacity and the load-unload behavior of the piles, 6 out of 195 used piles were subjected to 20 cycles of loading-unloading between zero and 1500 kN test-load. One unused pile was constructed and loaded to failure. It was found that the piles performed satisfactorily.


Date     :    13 May 2013, Monday

Time    :    10:30 am – 11:15 am

Venue  :    Room 3574 (Lift 27/28), Civil Engineering Conference Room

                 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clearwater Bay, Kowloon

For enquiries, please contact Ms Rebecca Yau at 2358 7164



Mr. Gouw Tjie-Liong is a certified Professional Geotechnical Engineer. He has been working in the field of Geotechnical Engineering since 1984. His expertise covering geotechnical investigation, soil intrumentation, deep foundation and excavation for high rise buildings, pile load testing (Static and PDA), pile integrity testing (PIT), sonic logging test, vibration monitoring, slope stability, ground anchors, pumping test, dewatering, micropiles, tunnelling and ground improvement works, e.g. dynamic compaction, vertical drain, vibro-compaction, geosynthetic and grouting. The jobs cover more than 180 projects in Indonesia, Singapore and Srilanka. He has a great passion in the teaching and disseminating of geotechnical engineering knowledge. He serves as lecturer since late 1984. Currently, he serves as a senior lecturer at Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He also conduct regular geotechnical training for engineers.  He chaired the Indonesian Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society since 2006. He has published 64 papers and 22 technical notes.

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8 Dec 2012 Half-Day Seminar on Ground Improvement and Slope Engineering

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Geotechnic, News and Opinion

Half-Day Seminar on Ground Improvement and Slope Engineering
Date: 8 December 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre T5, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong
This half-day seminar aims to promote collaboration and experience sharing between
geotechnical professions in Indonesia and Hong Kong. The latest research findings and case
studies on ground improvement and slope engineering will be presented by 5 distinguished
speakers. Mr Tjie-Liong Gouw and Prof. Masyhur Irsyam from Indonesia will share their
experience on the applications of ground improvement and slope stabilization technology and
relevant case studies in Indonesia. Prof. Charles Ng and Prof. George Tham will present the
research findings on loose fill slopes and green slopes in Hong Kong. Ir Linus Fong will
present ground improvement technology for undredged seawall foundation.

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Geotechnical Course

  • Soil Mechanis
  • Soil Investigation
  • Foundation Engineering
  • PIT, PDA, Sonic Logging
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation
  • Deep Excavation
  • Ground Improvement
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation
  • Earthquake
  • Liquefaction Analysis
  • Application of Geotechnical Software
  • Other Geotechnical Course

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