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Geotechnics: black art or simply science?

Event organised by ICE

Date
28 August 2023
Time
18:00 - 21:00 MYT (GMT+8)
Location
University of Malaya
Faculty of Engineering, Block D
Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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Overview

Virtually all civil engineering or building projects require some form of geotechnical input; for the design of foundations, temporary works, basements, slope stability analyses, retaining walls, dewatering, reclamations, settlement analyses, etc. Therefore, it seems strange to a long-term practitioner like Bill Addington that more civil engineers do not show greater interest in this important sector of our industry.

Bill will talk about the various facets of geotechnical engineering so that more generalist practitioners understand what geotechnical engineers get up to and why we do what we do. At the end of the presentation, he hopes that, particularly for the younger engineers attending, the talk will inspire you to consider geotechnics as their specialist subject for the future.

Programme

18:00 - 18:30

Registration

18:30 - 19:30

Talk

19:30 - 19:45

Q&A

19:45 - 20:30

Networking

20:30

End

Speaker

Bill Addington

Bill Addington

TechSol Snd Bhd

managing director

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Bill Addington

Bill has worked for more than 45 years in the geotechnical engineering sector, both for specialist contractors and several blue-chip international consultants. He has worked in Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong and widely throughout SE Asia, where he has been based for the past 35 years. His own geotechnical consulting company TechSol Sdn Bhd is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and offers specialist geotechnical advice to clients throughout the region. Currently, he is predominantly involved with forensic work for insurance companies and regularly acts as an expert witness for matters involving arbitration or litigation. Bill is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the British Geotechnical Association.

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Theban Arumugam

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