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The SRMEG Book Prize started in 2014. This is an annual award for undergraduate students who excel in courses in rock mechanics, rock engineering and/or engineering geology and are the top student for their respective courses. This Book Prize is aimed to encourage more youths to enter the industry and to take courses related to rock mechanics. Winners are awarded $600 cash, a certificate and one year student membership with SRMEG.


Winners of the SRMEG Book Prize are:


Goh Kan Sheng Clayder (NTU CV4354: Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics)

Zhang Yuwen (NTU CV2013: Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics)



Chee Khai Yin (NTU CV2013: Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics)



Li Wu (NUS CE5104: Underground Space)

Tan Jing Ying (NTU CV2013: Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics)



Tan Chia Wei (NTU CV2013: Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics)

Uruthirakodeeswaran Kanesaran (NUS CE5104: Underground Space)



Samuel Winson Tanuwidjaja (NTU CV2013: Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics)

Lee Liang Cen (NUS CE5104: Underground Space)

 This workshop is organised for the 4th time in response to the favourable feedback in 2017, and is also developed as a follow-up to our popular Workshop on Geology of Singapore held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. It aims to provide a link between the knowledge of geology and its engineering applications in underground construction and rock cavern space development. It will present and discuss systematically the fundamentals of engineering geology and best practices both internationally and within the context of Singapore. It will cover the engineering uses of both soil and rocks, the theory and practice in site investigations for underground construction, rock mass classification methods for rock cavern design, and the basic concept and practical aspects of managing geological risks. The workshop is suitable for both engineers with little prior training in engineering geology and experienced engineers who want an update and a refresher course. It will be taught by Dr Cai Jungang and Dr Zhou Yingxin, two highly regarded and very experienced specialists.


Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Singapore Management University

Registration Fees: $250.00 (Members)

                              $300.00 (Non-members)


To register, please click here.


About the Speakers

Dr Cai Jun Gang is currently an Executive Director of Tritech Group Limited. He obtained MEng and PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore. He has over 25 years of practical experience in engineering geology, rock and geotechnical engineering R&D, consultancy and project management. Dr Cai has played a leading role for most rock cavern development in Singapore, including underground ammunition facilities, proposed underground science city at Kent Ridge, Jurong oil storage rock caverns (JRC) at Jurong Island, feasibility study of underground rock cavern (URC) usages in Singapore, feasibility study of underground drainage and reservoir system (UDRS) in Singapore.


Dr. Zhou Yingxin is Head Engineering (Underground Facilities) with the Defence Science & Technology Agency. He has extensive experience in research, engineering, and teaching in the area of engineering geology, rock mechanics and rock engineering, and underground space technology. He has been involved in several major rock engineering projects in Singapore and providing technical advice to various government agencies on matters related to rock engineering and underground space use. Dr Zhou was the founding President of the SRMEG and founding council member of TUCSS. He served as Vice President for Asia of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Vice President of the Associated research Centres for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS), and was Assoc (Adj) Prof at NTU from 2011 to 2018. Dr Zhou currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology, Member of the ACUUS Board, and Member of the Advisory Board for the ITA Committee on Underground Space. He has more than 100 technical publications and seven edited books and conference proceedings. Dr Zhou received the Defence Technology Prize 2018 Engineering (Individual) Award for his contributions in rock engineering in space creation and defence in Singapore.





Shotcrete or Sprayed Concrete was invented in America back in 1907. It has been used worldwide for 112 years and in Singapore for over 40 years. It is now 2019 and there has been many advances in the use of sprayed concrete around the world. SRMEG decided to gather up the top experts on sprayed concrete in the world to come together in sunny Singapore over two-days to speak about the state-of-the-art in different topics of sprayed concrete. Among our esteemed speakers, we will have Prof. Eivind Grov (SINTEF) talk about their latest R & D titled SUPERCON - Sprayed sUstainable PErmanent Robotized CONcrete tunnel lining, Prof. Marc Jolin (Chair of the ACI committee 506 on Shotcreting) share his views on recent developments in shotcrete and speak about the importance of nozzleman certification, Max Eckstein (President of EFNARC) talk about nozzleman certification in the European way and Dr. Roger Olsson & Dr. Karl Gunnar Holter (NGI) share their recent experiences on the use of reinforced ribs of shotcrete and sprayed waterproofing membranes in permanent sprayed concrete linings. In total, we will be having 21 expert speakers from 14 countries sharing their views on the various topics in shotcrete technology over two-days. It is a rare opportunity to see all of them in one single event. It is hoped that this never before organized event showcasing the best and newest in sprayed concrete technologies will help to further promote the idea of permanent sprayed concrete linings in the world.


Date: 24 to 25 October 2019

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: TBA

Registration Fees: $450.00 (Members)

                              $550.00 (Non-members)


To register, please click here.


About the Speakers

·         Zhou Yingxin, Head Engineering (Underground Facilities), Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore

·         Marc Jolin, Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Universite Laval, Canada

·         Eivind Grov, Chief Scientist at SINTEF and Professor at NTNU, Norway

·         Max Eckstein, President, EFNARC

·         Simon Radley, Regional GCCT Manager, NORMET Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

·         Benoit de Rivaz, Vice President, EFNARC, France

·         Hans-Heinrich Reuter, Member of the Executive Board Testing Bluhm & Fuerherdt GmbH, Germany

·         Edward Pilkington, Regional Product Segment Manager UGC, Asia Pacific, BASF SEA Pte Ltd, Singapore

·         Kim Gab Soo, Technical Manager, Orica, Korea

·         Benny Chen, Product Innovation & Commercialisation Manager, Ground Probe Pty Ltd, Australia

·         Karl Gunnar Holter, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway

·         Erkin Sivgin, Senior Project Engineer, South East Asia, John Holland, Singapore

·         Filippos L. Manolas, SCL Tunnel Manager, Asia Tunnelling & Construction Pte Ltd, Singapore

·         Eugen Kleen, Technical Director Tunnelling, MC-Bauchemie, Germany

·         Enrico Dal Negro, International Global Director, Mapei UTT, Mapei S.p.A.

·         Akihiro Hori, Senior Researcher, Denka Co., Ltd, Japan

·         Bernard Stacherl, Geoconsult ZT GmbH, Austria

·         Roger Olsson, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway

·         Knut Garshol, President, K. Garshol-Rock Engineering Ltd, Norway

·         Wouter Hartman, Director/Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Geohardt Ltd, Melbourne Australia

·         Ralf Winterberg, Group Chief Engineer, Barchip Inc, Ireland


12th Annual General Meeting
Date : 8 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 7pm
Venue : Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
Members may click here for the powerpoint by Prof. Zhao Zhiye, SRMEG President.

Asia is witnessing the greatest growth and demand in the world for infrastructure and resource development. According to Asian Development Bank, approximately US$8 trillion needs to be invested in overall national infrastructure before 2020, 68% of which is for new capacity. Certainly, rock mechanics and rock engineering will have a critical role to play in many of these infrastructure and resource development projects.


Singapore is ideally located in Asia, where the needs for infrastructure and resource development are well supported by high-level research from the Academia and governments. ARMS 10 Singapore 2018 offers an ideal opportunity and platform for professionals from the international rock mechanics community to exchange experiences and new ideas. In addition to the technical programs, we will organize training courses, workshops, technical visits, exhibitions, as well social programs. We will also offer attractive programs for young researchers and students, such as the Rock Bowl, student nights, and some scholarships for selected young researchers.


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The Centre for Usable Space is organising the Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Geotechnical Constructions which supported by the Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology (Singapore) and Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS)



This Symposium is organized as part of an ongoing research project. It intends to provide a platform for some international and local experts with expertise in different areas to share with participants their experience and research findings on the latest technologies and solutions on urban geotechnical construction and urban sustainability.


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Venue: Singapore Management University, School of Accountancy, Seminar Room 3.3
Date: 13 Jul 2016
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Dr Cai Jungang (Tritech)
Mr Ong Huei Luen (JTC)
Er Kiefer Chiam (BCA)
Mr Michael Goay (BCA)

SRMEG will be organising the 5th Workshop on Geology of Singapore with support from the Geotechnical Society of Singapore. This is the 5th time the workshop is conducted in consideration of the good response from previous years. It aims to present and discuss systematically the geology of Singapore, as the geological map of Singapore has been updated from the old version published in 1976 and a new stratigraphical framework for the Jurong Group may be proposed soon.

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Venue: Xi'an, China
Date: 25-27 May 2016
Website: www.GEOSAFE2016.org

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Venue: Nanyang Technological University, CEE, Seminar Room D
Date: 28 Apr 2016
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Speaker: Dr LEE Young Zoo, Geoconsult Asia Singapore Pte Ltd

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Venue: Orchard Hotel
Date: 09 Mar 2016
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Click here to view Photos for event. Click here to to view the president's report.