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Seminar on Understanding of Soil Behavior, Testing, & Geosynthetic Application in Malaysia

  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Time: 9.00AM - 6.00PM
  • CDP Certified: 15.0000

Event Overview

  • Catch our Tensar experts in action!

Join us for at the two-day knowledge-packed seminar on "Understanding of Soil Behaviour, Testing & Geosynthetic Applications" by Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. This seminar brings together some of the renowned speakers in APAC from the geotechnical industry, including two experts from Tensar, Mr Mike Dobie & Dr Loke Kean Hooi who have decades of experience to share with you.

As a proud sponsor, we cordially invite you to visit our booth, where we'll showcase our latest advancement in geosynthetic material and design software. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with our team and explore how Tensar can provides savings to your projects.

Check out the topics that our Tensar experts will be speaking on...

Date & TimeDescriptionSpeaker

Day 1 | 19 Octobers 2023, Thursday

10.30AM - 11.50AMGeosynthetics Testing - What You Need to KnowDr Loke Kean Hooi
11:50AM - 1:00PMRelevance of Test & Trials to Real PavementsMike Dobie

Day 2 | 20 October 2023, Friday

9.00AM - 10.30AM
Effective Stress, Soil Strength & Triaxial TestMike Dobie
1.30PM - 2.50PMMeasuring Soil Strength Using the Shear Box: Dos & Don'ts Mike Dobie

For more details on the program and registration, check out here.

Speakers Highlights
  • Michael Dobie

Geotechnical Engineer with more than 40 years of experience, including 28 years working in SE Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia). He graduated from Bristol University with a BSc in Civil Engineering, then a few years later from Imperial College, London with an MSc in Soil Mechanics. His experience includes working for consulting engineers (WS Atkins & Partners and Acer Freeman Fox) and for geotechnical specialists (Delft Soil Mechanics Laboratory and Dames & Moore). One assignment consisted of setting up and running the Central Soils Laboratory (CSL) in Bangi, Malaysia for the North-South Expressway project. Since early 1991 Mike has been employed by Tensar International Limited as Regional Manager for Asia Pacific. He has had extensive input into the development of design methods and software, including the design of reinforced soil structures under seismic loading conditions.

  • Ir. Dr. Loke Kean Hooi

Graduated Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) in Geosynthetics Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), with First Class Honours, form the University of Strathclyde, UK. Later in his career, he graduated Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction, also from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has been involved in the research, manufacturing, consulting, design, and teaching of geosynthetics for more than 25 years. He worked with several multinational companies dealing with geosynthetics in senior management positions and has been instrumental in developing geosynthetics applications in Malaysia. He has conducted many courses on geosynthetics applications and technology for the public and universities. He is also actively developing Malaysia test standards for geosynthetics in the working group, WG6 of Standard Malaysia.

Presenters and Attendees

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Dr Loke Kean Hooi

Business Director Advisor - Tensar

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Mike Dobie

Regional Manager Asia Pacific - Tensar