Menard Asia completed the ground improvement using Prefabricated Vertical Drain (PVD) for the Driving Experience Center at Sepang Circuit, Selangor, Malaysia, ensuring stable construction on soft ground.

Project Overview

Menard Asia, a leading geotechnical engineering company, completed the ground improvement works for the Driving Experience Center at Sepang Circuit, Selangor, Malaysia. The project’s main objective was to prepare a stable platform for the construction of the driving experience facility. The ground improvement works were essential to expedite the primary consolidation process, considering the expected future permanent load, and to ensure that the residual settlement remained within tolerable limits.

Ground Condition

One of the significant challenges faced during the project was the soft ground condition at the project site, which was located at a low lying area. Soft ground can pose a risk for construction projects, as it may lead to settlement and stability issue. Menard Asia performed ground improvement techniques to enhance the soil’s load-bearing capacity and stability.

Menard Solution

The ground improvement method utilized was Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVDs) with surcharge. These vertical drains accelerate consolidation by providing pathways for excess pore water to escape from the soft compressible ground. The installation of PVDs significantly reduced the time required for consolidation, making sure the ground is ready for subsequent construction activities in the shortest possible time.

The treated ground will ensure the long-term safety and functionality of the facility, meeting the requirements of the proposed facility.

Project Information

Malaysia | 2023

Technique: Prefabricated Vertical Drains

Application: Road & Railway

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