International Seminar "Slope and Road Foundation Drainage and Stormwater Management"

09-13 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

This International Seminar was jointly organized, on "Greening Our Roads", by the Technical Committee 4.4 "Earthworks and Unpaved Roads", the Ministry of Works Malaysia, Public Works Department Malaysia, Malaysian Highway Authority, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia and the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia.

Preparatory Document for the International Seminar

Summary of the Seminar

The joint conference and seminar were attended by 960 delegates from 21 countries, including neighboring Asian countries, but also Benin, Egypt, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, and the United States.

The Honorable Minister of Works Malaysia delivered a keynote address at the Opening Ceremony, introducing a total of 46 papers presented orally in 11 technical sessions and some more papers presented at the poster sessions.

Among the technical highlights of the seminar were topics such as the use of GIS in slope management, effect of drainage design on slope stability, a successful stormwater management technique, and perpetual pavement.

The occurrence of slope failures in tropical climates is linked to increased pore water pressure in the slope. Lifelong maintenance of the drainage system is crucial to ensure its integrity and functionality hence the slope's stability. A Geospatial Information System for Slope Management has enabled the Public Works Department Malaysia to identify the hazards and risks of slopes in Malaysia and prioritise slopes that need immediate attention for maintenance and remedial works.

A member of Technical Committee 4.4 presented a study on the management of runoff water from the highways. Containing leachate and accidents related spills, they have a detrimental impact on the condition of water collecting structures and underground. A filtration system has been successfully implemented in Italy and consists in a combination of treatment and emergency systems.

Prof. Molenaar of Delft University, Netherlands, presented his work on important parameters to build perpetual pavement. Besides variability in the quality of materials used in pavement layers, the right polymer modifications for asphaltic layer, compaction, grading and moisture content of the unbound layers, and contractor's workmanship will greatly affect the realization of a perpetual pavement.

At the exhibition held outside the session halls, 57 exhibitors showcased their products and new technologies. A separate section was dedicated to the Malaysian Road Conference - Invention and Innovation (MRC-IIE) Exhibition opened to universities only, with a competition for the best innovation and invention.

After the seminar closing, 5 groups of delegates attended technical visits to the Malaysian Highway Authority Traffic Management Centre, Mass Rapid Transit Project, Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, Rawang By-pass Road Project, Sunway Resort City, or the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel in Kuala Lumpur.

International Seminar Program - 09-13 November 2014
"Slopes, Road Foundation Drainage and Stormwater Management"

Pre-Conference (Sunday 09 November)

14:00
18:30

Registration
Venue: CP 3 Foyer

15:30
17:30

Briefing to Speakers
Venue: Isis 2

 Day 1 (Monday 10 November)

8:00
9:00

Registration
Venue: CP Foyer 3

9:00
10:30

Plenary Session 1

Guest Lecture 1: Dato' Sri Zohari bin Haji Akob, Secretary General, Ministry of Works Malaysia
Introduction to PIARC by Mr. Paul Garnica Anguas, Chairman Technical Committee PIARC TC4.4

Guest Lecture 2: Professor Dr. André A.A. Molenaar, Emeritus Professor, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Venue: Pyramid 3

10:30
11:00

Network Break

11:00
13:00

OPENING CEREMONY

Welcome Address by President of Road Engineering Association of Malaysia Dato' Seri Mohd. Noor bin Yaacob
Keynote Address by Minister of Works, Malaysia the Honourable Datuk Seri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof

Presentation of REAM Education Fund Awards
Presentation of Road Engineering Excellence Awards
Venue: Pyramid 1 & 2

13:00
14:00

Lunch Break

14:00
16:30

Parallel Session 1

Technical Session 1: Slope Management

Chairman: Dato' Ir. Dr. Ashaari bin Mohamad
Venue:
Giza 2, Luxor 1 & 2

Technical Session 2: Design & Construction

Chairman: : Ir. Haji Ab. Manan bin Embong
Venue: Pyramid 3

Paper 1: Greening the Slopes - Public Works Department of Malaysia (JKR) Experiences
Nicholas Jacob (Malaysia)

Paper 1: Planning, Design and Construction of Eco-Bridge No 3 - A Sungai Yu Experience
Dato' Ir. Che Noor Azeman Yusoff (Malaysia)

Paper 2: Construction of Reinforced Soil Structure using Composite High Strength Geosynthetics for Slope Rehabilitation
and presentation

Ng Beng Hoi (Malaysia)

Paper 2: Composites for Road Structures Based on Power Plant Fly-Ashes and Mechanical Chemically Activated Materials
Václav Mráz (Czech Republic)

Paper 3: Towards Greener Slope Stabilisation
and presentation
Ir. Faizan bin Ismail (Malaysia)

Paper 3: Effect of Layer Properties on Flexible Pavement Response at Critical Sections
Assoc. Prof Ahmed El-Desouky (Egypt)

Paper 4: The Application of Geospatial Information System (GIS) in Slope Information System
Mohd Taufik bin Haron (Malaysia)

Paper 4: A Two DimensionalFiniteElements Analysis for Tunnel Excavations in Rocks
Dato' Ir. Dr. Zullkefle bin Nordin (Malaysia)

 

Paper 5: Achieving High Quality Pavement for the Second Penang Bridge - The Propel Experience
Osman bin Ahmad (Malaysia)

 

Paper 6: Effect of Aggregate Gradations in the Rutting Performance of Stone Mastic Asphalt Mixture
Fariba Fahimi (Malaysia)

Workshop 1: Selection of Speed Limit
Venue:
Anukis 1 & 2

Poster Session 1
Venue:
CP4 Foyer

Refreshments
Venue:
Foyer

 Day 2 (Tuesday 11 November)

9:00
10:30

Parallel Sessions 2

Technical Session 3: Stormwater Management

Technical Session 4: Transportation

Technical Session 5: Safety and Environment 1

Chairman Datuk Ir. Hj. Adanan Mohamed Hussain

Venue: Pyramid 1

Chairman: Professor Dr. Wong Shaw Voon

Venue: Pyramid 3

Chairman: Professor Dr. Ahmad Farhan bin Mohd. Sadullah

Venue: Luxor 1 & 2

Paper 1: Highway Stormwater Runoff Impact, Risk Analysis and Emergency Management
Stefano Biondi (Italy)

Paper 1: A Study on Macroscopic Properties of Roundabout System
Assc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Khoo Hooi Ling (Malaysia)

Paper 1: Optimum Roadside Safety Recovery Zone Corridor Widths for Roads in Malaysia Derived from Live Field Experiments
Dr. Ahmad Kamal bin Kunji (Malaysia)

Paper 2: Smart Tunnel
Ir. Haji Norhisham Ghazali (Malaysia)

Paper 2: Factors Influencing the use of Park-and-Ride Scheme
Ang Yee Wen (Malaysia)

Paper 2: Motorcyclist Road Safety Related Behaviour along Primary Roads in Malaysia - A Case Study
Ir. Dr. Muhammad Marizwan bin Abdul Manan (Malaysia)

Paper 3: MSMA - A Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management Approach in Flood Control & Towards a More Conducive Urban Living Environment
Low Koon Sing (Malaysia)

Paper 3: Headway Distribution at Multilane U- Turn Median Opening Zone: Differential Time Compared
Dr. Raha Rahman (Malaysia)

Paper 3: Significant of Vehicle Kilometre Travelled (VKT) Data and Postcard Method for VKT Data Collection for Malaysian Road Safety Stakeholders
Nurulhuda binti Jamaluddin (Malaysia)

Paper 4: Current Practice in Water Management on Mexican Road Network
Paul Garnica (Mexico)

Paper 4: The Development of Lane Changing Model at Signalised Junction: Malaysian Driver Behaviour
Dr. Jezan Md Diah
(Malaysia)

Paper 4: A Study on Traffic Information Acquisition via Smart Phone Applications
Assc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Khoo Hooi Ling (Malaysia)

10:30
11:00

 Network Break

11:00
12:00

Parallel Sessions 2 (..cont)

Technical Session 6: Road & Slope Drainage

Technical Session 7: Pavement 1

Technical Session 8: Safety and Environment

Chairman: Dato' Ir. Dr. Safry Kamal bin Hj. Ahmad

Venue: Pyramid 1

Chairman: Ir. Dr. Ibrahim bin Kamaruddin

Venue: Pyramid 3

Chairman: Dr. Jamilah binti Marjan

Venue: Luxor 1 & 2

Paper 1: Introduction of Guidelines for Road Drainage Design
Ir. Nafisah binti Abdul Aziz (Malaysia)

Paper 1: (Paper was not presented)

Paper 1: Safety Evaluation on the Current Scenario of Priority Intersection in Malaysia
Siti Nurilam binti Abu Mansor (Malaysia)

Paper 2: (Paper was not presented)

Paper 2: Effect of Layer Thickness on Shear Bond Strength of Malaysian Stone Mastic Asphalt Mixture
Fung-Lung Chang (Malaysia)

Paper 2: Options for Road Safety Funding in Malaysia
Dr. H. Evdorides (United Kingdom)

Paper 3: The Performance of Slopes in Hilly Terrain With Respect to Drainage
and presentation
Mardhiyah Syahida binti Berhanuddin (Malaysia)

Paper 3: Modification of Bitumen by Various Concentration of Organic Nanoclay
Lamya M.J. Mahdi (Malaysia)

Paper 3: The Effect of Trip Length, Perceived Enforcement Level and Road Safety Risk - Aversion in Rear Seat Belt Wearing Behaviour
Ng Choy Peng (Malaysia)

Paper 4: (Paper was not presented)

Paper 4: Performance of Ceramic Waste Aggregate in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Mixture
Dhieyatul Husna Ismail (Malaysia)

Paper 4: Motorcycle Reverse-Flow Indirect Right-Turn Zone (M-Revirtz): A Probable Solution to Improve Motorcycle Safety at Access Point
Ir. Dr. Muhammad Marizwan bin Abdul Manan (Malaysia)

 

Paper 5: Effect of Organic Wax (Sasobit) on the Physical and Rheological Properties of Aged and Unaged Modified Asphalt Binders
Behnam Kheradmand (Malaysia)

Paper 5: Selection of Left Turn Treatment in Relation to Driver's Gap Acceptance
Mohamad Hafzan bin Abdul Aziz (Malaysia)

12:00
13:00

Poster Session 2
Venue:
CP4 Foyer

13:00
14:00

Lunch Break

14:00
16:30

Parallel Session 3

Technical Session 9: Road Foundation

Technical Session 10: Pavement 2

Chairman: Paul Garnica

Venue: Pyramid 1

Chairman: Professor Dr. Rehan Karim

Venue: Pyramid 3

Paper 1: An Overview of the Potential Application of Microbial Geotechnology as a Sustainable GroundImprovement Method for Peat Soil
and presentation
Eng Boon Cheng
(Malaysia)

Paper 1: Hot Recycled Asphalt Mixtures Containing High Percentages of Reclaimed Asphalt
Prof. Dr. André A.A. Molenaar (The Netherlands)

Paper 2: Construction of a Deep Cut for the Federal Motorway A96 in Difficult Ground
and presentation
Ing Dirk Heyer (Germany)

Paper 2: Performance of Bituminous Binders for Warm Asphalt Concrete Mix with Selected Chemical Additives
Jan Valentin (Czech Republic)

Paper 3: Greening Our Roads - Design and Construction with Nanotechnology
and presentation
Dr. Ajay Ranka (India)

Paper 3: Pavement Subgrade Quality Control Using Selected In-Situ Devices
Ir. Dr. Ahmad Kamil bin Arshad (Malaysia)

Paper 4: The Most Sustainable Quarry we have is the one we Drive on Every Day: Using Stabilisation to Provide Greener Roads
Scott Young (Malaysia)

Paper 4: Warm Mix Asphalt for Better Performance and Sustainable Environment
Jeyan Vasudevan (Malaysia)

 

Paper 5: High Temperature Properties and Rheological Behaviour of Ceramic Modified Asphalt
Dr. Eltaher Aburkaba (Malaysia)

 

Paper 6: Effect of Chained Interlocking Plastic Beads in the Fatigue Performance of Stone Mastic Asphalt Mixture
Dr. Nadzrol Fadzilah Ahmad

Workshop 2: Guide to the Design of Traffic Signal
Venue: Luxor 1 &2

Refreshments
Venue: Foyer

Day 3 (Wenesday 12 November)

9:00
10:00

Parallel Session 4

Technical Session 11: Pavement 3

Chairman: Professor Dr. Meor Othman bin Hamzah

Venue: Pyramid 3

Paper 1: Impact ofDifferent Curing Procedures on Strength and Stiffness Characteristics of Cold Recycled Mixes
Tereza Valentová (Czech Republic)

Paper 2: The Effect of Different Blending Speeds on the Rheological Properties of Sasobit Modified Asphalt Binders
Abbas Solouki (Malaysia)

Paper 3: Effect of Load on Reflection Crack
Rana Amir (Malaysia)

Meeting PIARC TC4.4
Venue:
Anukis 1

10:00
11:00

Plenary Session 2

Guest Lecture 3: Pekka Pekkala, Country Manager, Viasys VDC Inc, USA
Venue: Pyramid 3

Meeting PIARC TC4.4 (..cont)
Venue: Anukis 1

11:00
11:30

Network Break

11:30
13:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

Presentation of Best Paper Awards
Presentation of MRC - IIE Awards
Closing Address by Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia the Honourable Datuk Rosnah binti Abdul Rashid Shirlin

Venue: Pyramid 1 & 2

13:00
14:00

Lunch Break

14:00
17:30

Technical Visit

TV 1: MHA Traffic Management Center
TV 2: Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
TV 3: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 2
TV 4: Rawang By-PassTV 5 : Sunway Resort City

Meeting PIARC TC4.4  (..cont)
Venue: Anukis 1

Thursday 13 November

9:00
13:00

Meeting PIARC TC4.4
Venue:
Director-General's Office, Public Works Department Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur

13:00
14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 

Technical Visit to SMART Tunnel
(For PIARC TC4.4 members only)

Slideshow of the International Seminar in Kuala Lumpur

Opening Speech
Audience of the Seminar
Tribune of the Seminar
Stand of the Seminar

More information

International Seminar "Slopes, Road Foundation Drainage and Stormwater Management" Kuala Lumpur 2014 - World Road Association