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SRMEG 7th Workshop on Geology of Singapore 2020

This workshop is organised for the 7th time in consideration of good response in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018. 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 will be introduced to the industry in this workshop. The Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) of Singapore recommended the development of underground space over the next decade as the Government continues to find ways around the problem of space limitations in land-scarce Singapore. With an increasing demand of deep excavation, tunnelling and development of underground rock cavern space in Singapore, it is important for regulators, planners, developers, engineers and contractors to have a more comprehensive understanding of Singapore geology, the use of updated Singapore Geological Map and the planning for geologic investigations. This workshop brings together experts and practitioners from Singapore to share their knowledge and experience.


Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020

Time: 9am to 3pm

Online Platform: Zoom

Registration Fees: $20.00 (Members)

                              $50.00 (Non-members) with 1 year free membership


To register, please click here.



About the Speakers

Dr. Kar Winn is currently working as a Sessional Lecturer with University of Newcastle (Singapore) and a freelance consultant. He is currently an elected President of Myanmar Geologists Society Singapore and Committee Member of SRMEG. He is a professional Geologist of American Institution of Professional Geologists, Chartered Geologist of Geological Society of London and European Geologist of the Federation of Geologists, Belgium. He is an associate editor of The Professional Geologist Magazine of AIPG and technical reviewer of JAES and GEGE Journals. He received his B.Sc (Geology) from Rangoon Arts & Science University, Myanmar in 1976, M.Sc. (Geotechnical Engineering) and M.Sc. (International Construction Management) and Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1999, 2005 and 2019 respectively. In Myanmar, he worked as research assistance in Applied Geology Department after his graduation. Then he works as an Exploration Geologist with Myanmar Oil Corporation and Myanmar Shell B.V before moving to Singapore in 1993. He has published some technical papers on Residual Soils of Singapore, Pressure-meter testing & interpretation methods, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Underground Rock Excavation works.


Dr. Zhou Yingxin is Head Engineering (Underground Facilities) with the Defense Science & Technology Agency, and a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore. He played a key role in the pioneering Underground Ammunition Facility by DSTA and has been involved in several national initiatives in underground space use. He was founding president of SRMEG, and served as Vice President (Asia) of the ISRM. He is a member of the Board of the Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space, member of the Advisory Board of the International Tunnelling Association Committee on Underground Space, and a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology.


Er. Kiefer Chiam is the Director of Geological & Geospatial Developments Department of BCA. He is a specialist Geotechnical PE registered with Singapore PE Board. His interest and experience spans widely from site investigation works, foundation design, deep excavation to tunneling and instrumentation works. He plays an active role in promoting the importance of good SI practice when he was working in LTA prior to joining BCA and also involved in Circle Line MRT construction works. At BCA, he leads his team in the review of stratigraphy and structural geology in Singapore, and work together with the British Geological Survey to develop a new Stratigraphy of Singapore and a 3D geological bedrock model for Singapore, for use by the planner and agencies.


Mr. Michael Goay is a Senior Engineering Geologist from BCA. He obtained his BS Geology from Winona State University (Minnesota, USA) and has more than 20 years of experience in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. He is a member of Institute Geology Malaysia (IGM) and a registered Professional Geologist with Board of Geologist Malaysia (BoG). He is currently involved in the publishing of a new geological map  for Singapore, working together with British Geological Survey.