26th January 2019
One Day Seminar on “Introduction to Structural Timber Design (MS544 and EUROCODE 5)”


Date: 26th January 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: IEM (Southern Branch) Training Centre
Speaker: Dr. David Yeoh Eng Chuan

BEM Approved
CPD/PDP Points: 5
Ref No.: IEM18/SB/377/S


The use of timber for structural purpose has been extremely rare for many decades in Malaysia. This could be due to two major phenomenon attributing to the lack of an established “ecosystem” for structural timber application, and a lack of understanding on this material amongst the technical team (for instance developer, town planner, architect, and engineer) both in the private and public sectors. This Seminar primarily attempts to address the latter by first giving an introductory awareness to the potential use of timber for structural applications and the know-how of designing following the Malaysian code of practice on the basis of Allowable Stress Design (MS544) and the internationally accepted code of practice on the basis of Limit State Design – Eurocode (EC5).

Biodata of Speaker

Dr. David Yeoh holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering specializing in timber-concrete composite floors from the University of Canterbury in 2010. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). He has more than 15 years of academic and research experience, where his specific research studies are related to short- and long-term behaviour of timber structures, and timber post-tensioned applications.

Outside the academic arena, Dr David Yeoh also has local and overseas working experiences as Structural Engineer. His key experiences in engineering consultancy were mainly in structural design and post-earthquake structural assessment primarily for residential buildings.

Dr. David Yeoh has also been involved in reviewing for Journal of Structural Engineering under the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is also a member of the Malaysian Standard Committee for Structural Use of Timber and has been directly involved as a working group for the drafting of several parts of the standardizations.

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