The 1st Malaysian Geotechnical Society - Geotechnical Society of Singapore Geotechnical Conference (1MGSSC) will be held on 24 - 26 June 2019 at Hilton Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. On 3 November 2017, MGS and GeoSS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, where both parties agreed to jointly organise a Geotechnical Conference every 2 years, hosted alternately. This inaugural 1MGSSGC to be held in Selangor, Malaysia is expected to be well supported by academicians and practitioners. The Conference will have an Opening Address and Keynote Lectures to be delivered by distinguished geotechnical experts and eminent academicians. More than 40 contributed papers from Malaysia, Singapore, as well as overseas countries will be presented at the Conference.
Infrastructure spend in both countries has been significant over the past few years with implementation of mega projects like Light Rail Transit, Mass Rapid Transit, Deep Tunnel Sewerage Systems, etc. Sustainable urban development has been the hallmark of many such projects and the need to improve productivity by reducing reliance on labour, the intent of both Malaysia and Singapore authorities. Much geotechnical knowledge in design and construction has been gained, including state of the art quality, safety and technological smarts applied on sites. Not surprisingly, construction techniques applied in one of the toughest geology in Kuala Lumpur Limestone, and the safe-efficient transportation system in Singapore are considered world class.
This conference affords the perfect opportunity for the exchange of know-how and lessons learnt between Malaysian and Singaporean practitioners, academicians and authorities, and is certainly not to be missed.
The Conference theme is Geotechnics in Urban Infrastructure.
Sub themes include:
● Soil Characterization and Properties
● Ground Improvement and Stabilization
● Shallow and Deep Foundations
● Excavations and Retaining Structures
● Field Testing and Performance Monitoring
● Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
● Design Analysis and Modelling
● Tunnelling and Underground Space Development
Lot. LG109B, One Utama Shopping Centre, No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaGet directions