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4th IPA International Workshop

  • Current Status: Successfully ended
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2012

Event Report Part 1

  • Updated: 18 Jan 2013
4th IPA International Workshop4th IPA International Workshop Programe
6 - 7 Dec 2012
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
IPA Committees and Secretariat
approximately 200 academics and engineers from 6 countries.
  • Special Presentation of the Press-in Engineering
  • Research Presentation by the 3rd Grant Award Winners
  • Award Ceremony and Proposal Presentation for 4th Grant Award Winners
  • Tour of Press-in Construction Sites
  • Reception and Banquet
  • National University of Singapore
  • Geotechnical Society of Singapore
  • Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
  • THL Foundation Equipment Pte Ltd
  • HG Metal Manufacturing Limited
  • Oriental Sheet Piling Sdn.Bhd.
  • CSC Holdings Limited
  • Eng Lee Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Guan Chuan Engineering Construction Pte Ltd
  • Fuchi Pte Ltd.
  • JFE Steel Corporation
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Mandarin Orchard Singapore lobby 4th IPA International Workshop IPA Staff

The 4th IPA International Workshop was held at a hotel in Singapore, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, on December 6 and 7. About 240 researchers and engineers from 6 nations participated. With great supports from National University of Singapore, Geotechnical Society of Singapore, major construction engineering companies, general contractors, subcontractors, trading companies and manufacturers of the steel products, the conference was completed with substantial content and size.

In the workshop, a variety of presentations were made from different point of views; fundamental researches on press-in engineering theories, press-in construction examples and so on. On the final day, a tour of two press-in construction sites - a private construction site of a highrise condominium and a public construction site of a drainage - was hosted by two local enterprises, where all the participants felt in their bodies the superiority of the Press-in Method that obeys Five Principles of Construction. The research grant award ceremony and research presentations by the previously granted three investigators were held as well, in accordance with custom. The participants enjoyed these programs of uniting the theory and the practice, which is the essence of IPA.

Singapore has been rapidly developing as a core country of Asia and is an international city that is playing an important role in information transmission as well as in economical activities. It can be expected that this opportunity of transmitting the latest information on press-in engineering should promote the recognition of press-in engineering and the speedy progress of the researches.


Opening Remarks by Prof. Hajime Okamura (Honorary Member)
Opening Remarks by
Prof. Hajime Okamura
(Honorary Member)
Welcome Address by Prof. Leung Chun Fai (Director)
Welcome Address by
Prof. Leung Chun Fai
Speech by President Akio Kitamura (Honorary President)
Speech by President
Akio Kitamura
(Honorary President)
Moderator of Opening Dr Tadahiko Okumura (Secretary General)
Moderator of Opening
Dr Tadahiko Okumura
(Secretary General)

Special Presentation Part 1

Special Presentation Part 1-1
Prof. Malcolm Bolton (Chairman)
and Dr Stuart Haigh (University of Cambridge)
Identifying ground interaction mechanisms for Press-in Piles
Special Presentation Part 1-2
Prof. Masanori Hamada (Waseda University)
Lessons Learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Disaster and Measures against Future Earthquakes

Special Presentation Part 2

Special Presentation Part 2-1
Applications of Press-in Piling in South-East Asia Countries
Special Presentation Part 2-2
Mr KamSoon Phang (Oriental Sheet Piling Sdn.Bhd.)
Steel Sheet Piles Market in Asian

Special Presentation Part 3

Special Presentation Part 3-1
Mr Yukihiro Ishihara (Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd.)
PPT Technique to Obtain Subsurface Information
Special Presentation Part 3-2
Dr Yoshihiko Fukuchi (Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd.)
Assessment for Implant Structure based on Five Principles of Construction and Lessons Learned from Great East Japan Earthquake
Special Presentation Part 3-3
Mr David Liaw Wie Sein
(Guan Chuan Engineering Construction Pte Ltd)
The application of Crush Piling in Singapore and briefing of the press-in piling construction site
Special Presentation Part 3-4
Mr Bong Saik King (Eng Lee Engineering Pte Ltd)
Briefing of the Crush piling construction site
3rd IPA Research Grant Award / Presentation of Research Result
4th IPA Research Grant Award / Award Ceremony 4th IPA Research Grant Award

Continue to Event Report Part 2