Professor C F LEUNG

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Speeches by Professor Leung Chun Fai

National University of Singapore
Geotechnical challenges and solutions to container port construction

In order to cater for rapid economic development, Singapore plans to move its existing container ports to the western part of the country to free up valuable lands in the city areas for other purposes. For the construction of new container ports, land reclamation needs to be carried out to build the new port land and wharf front quay walls for berthing of container ships. This keynote will highlight the challenges of ground improvement of the reclaimed land to keep the remaining settlement of the port land in operation to be minimal and the problems faced in the design and construction of gravity caisson wharf structures which rest on highly variable subsurface profiles. The solutions to this problem will be presented primarily using recently completed container port case histories. The challenges and possible solutions to the new container port will then be highlighted.

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Professor C F LEUNG is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Professor Leung has taught courses in geotechnical engineering, pile foundations, tunneling and rock mechanics. He has published many technical papers in international journals and conferences covering topics such as centrifuge modelling of geotechnical problems, pile foundations, land reclamation and excavation in jointed rocks. Professor Leung has delivered keynote/invited lectures at many international geotechnical and offshore engineering conferences. He is on the ISO Jack-up foundation panel P4. Professor Leung is a registered professional engineer (geotechnical specialist) in Singapore and a chartered civil engineer in UK. He has served as a geotechnical consultant for many government and private organizations involving projects in Singapore and the region on pile foundations, land reclamation, seafront wharf structures, anchored retaining wall, centrifuge model testing, slope stability, soil settlement and erosion studies.

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geotechnical investigation and monitoring
  • Pile Foundations
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Final Year Integrated Design Project
  • B Eng (1st class) in Civil Engineering, Liverpool University, UK, 1977
  • Ph D in Geotechnical Engineering, Liverpool University, UK, 1981
  • Chartered Engineer, UK, since 1988
  • Professional Engineer, Singapore, since 1991
  • Professional Engineer (Geotechnical specialist), Singapore, since 2006
Piles, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil, Geotechnics, Geomechanics, Tunneling, Rock Mechanics, Mining, Foundations