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Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD

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 80 papers and 22 technical notes.
06
Apr

A short course on Pile Foundation & Dewatering (27-29 April 2011)

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Past Courses

Latar Belakang:

Keterbatasan lahan sering membuat pembangunan jalan, gedung, jembatan, dan lain bangunan sipil lainnya harus didirikan di atas tanah lunak, untuk itu diperlukan perencanaan dan pembanguan pondasi dalam yang efektif dan efisien. Sementara itu pembanguan gedung dan infra struktur di perkotaan tidak jarang memerlukan penggalian untuk konstruksi basement dan/atau terowongan. Penggalian di bawah muka air tanah memerlukan teknik dewatering yang baik. Pelatihan ini dirancang untuk memperkenalkan bagaimana merancang, melaksanakan dan melakukan quality control dalam pembangunan pondasi dalam dan pelaksanaan dewatering. Juga akan dibahas analisa dampak lingkungan dalam pelaksanaan dewatering.

29
Mar

No, How can it be, Pak Gouw?

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Motivational

(English version is presented below)
Tak bisa Pak Gouw, prakteknya sudah begitu!
Sering kali penulis mendengar ucapan seperti diatas, saat penulis mengusulkan agar para engineer memperjuangkan soal harga.

Dengan embel-embel: “Kalau saya tidak mau, dia mau, kalau dia tidak mau, akan ada orang lain yang mau! Jadi terpaksa kasih harga murah karena anak buah mesti makan!”.

27
Mar

Keruntuhan Galian Dalam -Apakah Penyebabnya?

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in GTL Paper

by GOUW Tjie-Liong
ABSTRACT: The writer has been working in the field of geotechnical engineering since 1984, along the way he has seen a number of deep excavation failures, some with minor casualties, others involving a huge amount of economic loss, some cost no human life, others with a number of fatalities. One recent major failure was the failure of a cut and cover tunnel deep excavation in our neighboring country which has cost not only a huge financial of loss, but also cost four human life. This paper tries to discuss what can be learned from those failures. It also discusses the possible technical and the non technical reasons, such as: the lowest bid win policy.

full paper can be downloaded at: 040803-Keruntuhan Galian Dalam – Apakah Penyebabnya

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  • PIT, PDA, Sonic Logging
  • Slope Stabilization
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  • Ground Improvement
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation
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  • Liquefaction Analysis
  • Application of Geotechnical Software
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