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Gouw Tjie Liong

Mr. Gouw 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 also chaired the Indonesian Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society since 2006. He has published 61 papers and 22 technical notes.
19
Sep

DISC – Your Personality?

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong. Posted in General, Life

Prilaku manusia bisa dikategorikan dalam 4 huruf DISC. Yang artinya lebih kurang:

D = Dominance, 
Kategori orang yg menekankan hasil nyata dan mempunyai tingkat keyakinan tinggi. Tipe No nonsense. Biasanya selalu melihat gambaran besar (sasaran akhir), berani menerima tantangan2, bicara lurus dan tidak bertele-tele.
Biasanya pemimpin besar politik masuk kategori ini. Contoh: Churchill, Lee Kuan Yew, Lincoln dll.

I = Influence,
Kategori orang yg menekankan mempengaruhi/merayu orang, keterbukaan dan hubungan satu sama lain. Prilaku umum: antusiastik, optimistik, suka kerja sama, dan sangat tidak suka kalau diacuhkan.
Biasanya artis2 tergolong ini.

S = Steadiness,
Orang yg menekankan kerja sama, ketulusan dan ketergantungan satu sama lain. Prilaku utama: tidak suka diburu-buru, pendekatan masalah tenang termasuk alon alon asal ke lakon, supportive dan sederhana. 
Biasanya orang2 jenis ini tidak suka perubahan. Tipe ingin hidup tenang, intrinsik agak tidak suka tantangan baru. Memerlukan dorangan seorang pemimpin.

C = Conscientious,
Orang yg menekankan kualitas, akurasi, presisi, keahlian, dan kompetensi.
Prilaku utama: menikmati ketidak-tergantungan pada orang lain (independen), selalu mencari alasan objektif, menggali hingga detail, was was kalau kalau berbuat salah.
Engineer harus mempunyai sifat ini.

Kalau digambarkan dalam figuratif binantang adalah sbb:

D = Hiu 
I = Teddy bear
S = Domba 
C = Burung hantu

Termasuk golongan manakah anda?

18
Aug

Geotechnics is not for everyone…

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong. Posted in Engineers

Geotechnics is not a career for ordinary peoples,
It is for a person with passion, determination, and desire to serve the best for the society and nature!

18
Aug

Live like a Pencil

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong. Posted in General, Motivational

A Pencil Story
I believe I was born for a purpose!
I hesitated what I am for?
I seek and realized I am born to write!
To write meaningfully…
And I start writing…
Inherently, at times I make mistake…
But I know mistake is only a word…
And I can learn from the mistake…
Mistake is a clue to redo,
Redo in a different way,
I have the in built power
to get up and make correction!
One of the days I do worn up,
I was dull and blank….
However, I believe what is important is inside,
So, I go and sharpen myself,
To dig the inner side of me,
And I find I can write even better.
Although my life is getting shorter,
and will eventually die off..
But I know, what I will leave behind is a legacy for the world to read and learn!!
(GTL-SG-MRT-150818 freely rewritten from BillyK)

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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Motivational Course

  • Cultivating Engineering Judgment
  • The Problem of Engineer
  • How I Present Myself
  • Light Up
  • Toward Successful Engineering Career
  • Pressure lead to Success
  • The Up and Down of My Life
  • Theory of Emptiness
  • Turning Thought into Reality
  • Young Engineer