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keynote speaker

Main Keynote
9.00am – 9.40am

Dr. Alias Abdullah

Dr. Alias Abdullah is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is also appointed as the Haed of Engineering and Built Environment Cluster, National Council of Professors under the Prime Minister’s Department by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Prior to that, he was the Dean, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) and the Dean of Research Management Centre at IIUM. He was also the President of Malaysian Institute of Planners, a professional body that regulates town planning profession.

His specialization lies in the field of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Design, Heritage and Conservation as well as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), CAD and Spatial Planning and Decision Support Systems (SPDSS).

Professor Dr. Alias has been involving in numerous research, consultancy and publications since 1991. Some of his publications are "Islam and Urban Planning", "Knowledge Cities: Future of Cities in The Knowledge Economy", “Water Environmental Planning”, "Spatial Decision Support for Urban and Environmental Planning. A Collection of Case Studies”, Urban Planning: An Islamic Perspective", and the editor for "Planning Malaysia Journal (SCOPUS Indexed Journal)".  


Keynote Sessions: Duration 40 min
10.30 am – 1.10 pm
10.30am - 11.00am

Session 1: Prof. Ir. Dr. Masyhur Irsyam, Indonesia, ITB, Indonesia
Title: Earthquake
Theme: Developing Resilience Nation Towards Seismic Hazard

Prof. Ir. Masyhur Irsyam  is Engineer Civil Engineeringm  graduate of Institut Teknologi Bandung / ITB (1983). He earned his Master's degree(Pasca Sarja) ITB (1984). Has embarked on training of S2 and S3 and got his MSE and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan,Ann  Arbor,USA  for  the  Field  of  Civil and Environmental Engineering

He began his career as Head of Soil Mechanics Laboratory Civil Engineering Department of ITB. Secretary of the Senate FTSL ITB, and until now still serves as Chairman of the Group of Engineering Expertise Geotechnical - Civil Engineering Department of ITB, Member of the Academic Senate FTSL ITB and Chairman of ITB Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Chairman of the Indonesia Earthquake Map Revision Team, Member of Advisory Team Building Construction Establishments and TC-39 Geotechnical Engineering for Coastal Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Has written Texbook: Soil Dynamics and Foundation Engineering, published by the ITB with Andhika Sahadewa and Helmy Darjanto. He also has authored numerous journal together about "Proposed Seismic Hazard Map of Sumatra and Java Islands and Microzonation Study for Jakarta City, Indonesia; Development of Spectral Hazard Maps for Proposed Revision of Indonesia Seismic Building Code, and Seismic Hazard Maps of Indonesia and Geotechnical and Tsunami Hazard Assessment for Banda Aceh.


11.00am – 11.30am

Session 2: Prof. Dr. Suksun Horpibulsuk,Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Title: Geotechnical Design
Theme: New Development in Geotechnical Design

1996: B.Eng. (Civil Engineering), Khon Kaen University, Thailand
1998: M.Eng. (Soil Engineering), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
2001: Ph.D. (Geotechnical Engineering), Saga University, Japan.
2003: Certificate on Computer Aided Design (CAD) of City Planning, Architecture Design and Interior, MOST, China
Professor and Chair, School of Civil Engineering, SUT
Director,  Center  of  Excellence  in  Innovation  for  Sustainable  Infrastructure
Development, SUT Academic senate member, SUT Academic senate member, RMUTI
Board Member of Research and Development of Knowledge Management, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority of Thailand
Higher Degree Researcher Supervisors, Swinburne University of Technology
Editor board member, Suranaree Journal of Science and Technology
Editorial board member of Journal of Science and Technology, Ubon University
Editorial board member of KKU Engineering Journal
Editorial board member, Technical Education Journal, KMUTNB Editorial board member, Journal of Industrial Technology, KMUTNB President, IGS-Thailand Chapter
Editorial board of Environmental Geotechnics, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK
Higher Degree Researcher Supervisors, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
President of Engineering Institute of Thailand, Northeast Branch 2
Senior Scholar, Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Professional Engineer (P.E.) accredited by Council of Engineers, Thailand


11.30am – 12.00pm

Session 3: Prof. Dr. Hatim Elhatip, Aksaray University, Turkey
Title: Groundwater & Geohazard
Theme: Exploring Water for Future Resources

Professor Dr Hatim Elhatip is a Professor in Faculty of Engineering, Aksaray University, Turkey. He holds a M. Sc and Ph. D from the Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey and specialized in Hydrogeological Engineering. He completed his B.Sc in Hydrogeological Engineering from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia in 1984. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of Hydrogeological Engineering, Groundwater Engineering, Geo-Thermal Engineering and Water Resources Management and have wrote several scientific publications in technical papers, books and Journals related to his field of expertise. He is also a researcher/manager of research grants from TUBITAK and Turkey universities that deal with hydrogeological and environmental issues.


12.00pm – 12.30pm

Session 4:  Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Mohd.  Zulkifli Mohd Yunus, UTM
Title: Geoinformation
Theme: Role & Important of Geomatic in Tropical Geoengineering

Assoc. Prof. SR. Dr. Mohd. Zulkifli bin Mohd. Yunus is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Surveying (Land) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He completed his Master of Philosophy in Geographic Information System (GIS) at University of New Castle upon Tyne, UK in 1990 and shortly after that, he acquired his Doctorate in GIS from the same university. His field of expertise is Geographic Information System (Information Communication and Technology.

He has been actively involved in various international organizations, national organizations, and professional bodies. He managed to secure plenty of research grants and projects throughout his career with the faculty. He also produced numerous publications including book chapters, indexed and non indexed journals, proceedings, and selected as reviewers for few prestige journals. In regard to his excellence career achievements, he was awarded with the Excellent Service Award, UTM in the year 2012, 2008, and 2003.


12.30pm – 12.45pm Special Session From Industry
Title : Hat Steel Sheet Pile Technology for Productivity Improvement of Construction in Malaysia

Shiang Yi Chang and Kazutaka Otsushi

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd. ;

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation has developed “Hat-type steel sheet pile” series as a new generation steel sheet pile with improved drivability, higher structural reliability, and higher economical efficiency as compared with the traditional U type steel sheet pile in order to satisfy with the social needs of the reduction of construction cost and periods. Moreover, as an application of Hat steel sheet pile technology, the steel sheet pile system, so-called Hat+H sheet pile, has been developed that high sectional stiffness and efficiency compared to existing steel sheet piles because it can be evaluated as composite section which consists of Hat-type sheet pile and H-shape. Steel sheet pile are commonly utilized as members in steel retaining walls. The walls can be constructed by just installing light steel sheet pile by using a conventional piling machine and a few members, so it is easy to handle and has high potential for rapid construction. For this reason, steel sheet pile has the potential to contribute for improving the productivity. And steel sheet pile can be retrieved after the settlement of the underground structure, therefore, it is a reusable, eco-friendly material.

Keywords: Hat type steel sheet pile; Hat+H pile; retaining wall