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Construction of buildings on peat: case studies and lessons learned

Mahmod, Ali Abdul-Wadoud and Mohd, Sabarudin and Mohd Masirin, Mohd Idrus and Ahmad Tajuddin, Saiful Azhar and Bakar, Ismail and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Kifli, Azrul Zulwali and Ling, Jen Hua (2016) Construction of buildings on peat: case studies and lessons learned. In: The 3rd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2015) , 1-2 December 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Building construction on soft soils including on peat has many challenges and difficulties. The failed and deteriorated buildings have a big impact on the community. The IConCEES International Workshop 2015 which was conducted on October 2015 convened as a joint venture between Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and the University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS). The aim was to invite regional experts from academia and the industry to formally present and discuss the various construction problems encountered when working with peat. The discussions were divided into two divisions; infrastructure and building construction. This paper discusses the outcomes of the workshop and focuses on the factors and relevant challenges when constructing buildings on peat. The experts have discussed regulatory and construction issues including: drainage issues, site investigation practices, monitoring and construction guidelines. A few suggestions were outlined as a remedy to these problems and to better assist the peat practitioner at work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH845-895 Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:31
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10076
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