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5th IPA International Workshop

  • Current Status: Successfully ended
  • Updated: 24 Dec 2014

Event Report Part 1

  • Updated: 24 Dec 2014
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Date:
3-5 December 2014
Place:
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Venue:
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Organizer:
IPA Committees and Secretariat
Participant:
186 academics and engineers from 7 countries.
Programme:
  • Special Presentation of the Press-in Engineering
  • Award Ceremony for 5th IPA Research Grant Award Winners
  • Research Prensentation for the 4th IPA Research Grant Award Recipients
  • Demonstration of the Silent Piler
  • Reception and Banquet
Supporters:
  • Vietnamese Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE)
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture (UAH)
  • GIKEN LTD.
  • NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION (NSSMC)
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • Son Hai Construction Co., Ltd.
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The 5th IPA International Workshop was held at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Ho Chi Minh City of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam for three days from 3rd to 5th December 2014. 102 researchers and engineers from seven countries in the world participated. Further, the peoples concerned with Government, Academia and the peoples in important post of the Industry-Academia-Government those who are engaged in civil engineering, technologies and developments also participated in the total of 186. IPA has received substantial support from 7 entities of such Vietnamese Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture (UAH) and the world eminent steelmakers to the Workshop and it led the Workshop to the success in contents as well as scale.

In the workshop, the 5th IPA Research Grant Award ceremony and the presentation of the research results for the previous award were held and the lectures to establish the principal objective for the Press-in technology development as well as the introduction of construction examples by practicing of the Press-in technology with various angles were conducted. The simultaneous interpretation system for 3 languages (English, Vietnamese, and Japanese) was adopted for the first time since it was held in No English-speaking region then won a favorable reception from all participants by omitting a conventional abridged translation, and having pushed forward smooth meeting administration. IPA expresses sincere appreciation towards Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture and the student of Kanazawa University for its outstanding contributions of the simultaneous interpretation as well as the translation of presentation materials.

The Press-in demonstration by Silent Piler ECO100 was conducted at the special event space in the yard owned by Son Hai Construction Co., Ltd. which establishes Head Qatar in Ho Chi Minh City with its full-scale cooperation on the last day of the Workshop. Some participants had the opportunity to experience the Press-in application with the actual machine and there was the introduction of the Press-in monitoring system with the large monitor. It was very impressing that the researchers of the countries of the world watched the Press-in application and the screen of the Press-in monitoring system eagerly in spite of intense heat more than temperature 30 degrees.

Ho Chi Minh City is named Oriental Paris as the core country of ASEAN which maintains stable economic growth and the development of the mega scale infrastructural projects of such the transportation network in the urban area are in progress with 24 hours system for a next year memory event of the 40th war victory anniversary, and the country adds to vigor. The groundwork of the Press-in technology penetration is ready due to the facts that the large-scale developments including the ODA projects are undertaken, the activation of the steel-related works and the establishment of the national standard for the steel sheet piles as well as the steel tubular piles. Therefore, it has been convinced that the appreciation and development of the Press-in technology were influenced by introducing the latest information of the Press-in technology to the world from Ho Chi Minh where development was remarkably progressed.

Opening Addresses

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Opening Remarks by
Prof. Hajime Okamura
(Honorary Member)
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Welcome Address by
Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong
(Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology)
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Speech by
Mr. Akio Kitamura
(Honorary President)
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Introduction of the IPA Activityies by
Prof. Malcolm Bolton
(Chairman)
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Moderator of Opening
Dr. Tadahiko Okumura
(Secretary General)

Special Presentations / Part 1

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Mr. Tsunenobu Nozaki
(GIKEN LTD.)
The Latest Updates of Press-in Method
and Implant Structures
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Prof. Yoshiaki Kikuchi
(Tokyo University of Science / IPA Director)
Development of Design and Construction Manual
of the Press-in Technology

Special Presentations / Part 2

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Dr. Dang Dang Tung
(Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology)
Prospects of Press-in Technology in Viet Nam
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Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuan
(Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology)
Prospects of Press-in Technology in Viet Nam
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Dr. Phan Ta Le
(Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture)
Prospect for Application of Press-in Technology
to Sheet Piling Works in Viet Nam
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Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Trinh
(University of Transport & Communications)
Design Specification of Steel Pipe Sheet Pile Foundation
of Viet Nam

Special Presentations / Part 3

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Mr. Kei Teshima
(NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION)
Technologies of Steel Construction Products
and Their Applications in Asia
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Mr. Kazuhiro Tsujimoto
(JFE Steel Corporation)
Application of J-Pocket Pile by Press-in Method
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Mr. Tran Van Trinh
(Son Hai Construction Co., Ltd.)
Introduction of Press-in Method with Water Jetting
in Viet Nam
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Special Presentations / Part 4

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Dr. Stuart Haigh (University of Cambridge) and Mr. Yukihiro Ishihara (GIKEN LTD.)
Recent R&D Activity on the Press-in Method
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4th IPA Research Grant Award / Research Presentation

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5th IPA Research Grant Award / Award Ceremony

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Continue to Event Report Part 2