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A qualitative review on acceptance of silent piling technology among designers in Malaysia

Ibrahim, Zaiton and Yusoff, Nor Azizi and Sufahani, Suliadi Firdaus and Azhar, Nur Abidah (2014) A qualitative review on acceptance of silent piling technology among designers in Malaysia. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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Normally, the conventional method of piling that uses percussion, vibration or bored piles is less environmental friendly and may contributes to environmental problems. The study was conducted in order to identify the potential of silent piling technology for sustainable implementation. In addition, it is also useful to evaluate the acceptance of this technology and the level of technical knowledge among the engineers who are involved in construction industry, especially in Malaysia. Qualitative research using questionnaires was considered for this study in order to gain relevant information. The questionnaire was distributed to 43 companies that are registered under ACEM (Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia). The result shows that there is a great potential for silent piling technology in Malaysia. The technology is accepted among designers at the highest level. Meanwhile, the technical knowledge regarding silent piling technology is also at the highest level. In addition, the result also shows that Press-in technology is highly recommended for the construction industry for sustainable implementation. In conclusion, it is hope that suggestions and strategies can be synergized so that sustainable technology, such as Press-in technology, is applied in Malaysia. The technology is not only useful for the designer, but also the industry, local authorities and universities

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative research; silent piling technology; acceptance among designers
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA715-787 Earthwork. Foundations
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 06:41
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 06:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6580
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