SOIL & GEOTECHNICAL

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TECHNICAL STAFF

MOHD NOR AZSUAN BIN MOHD YA’ACOB

ASSISTANT ENGINEER (J29)
Phone No: 03-2615 4831
Room No: P104 A
Email:azsuan.kl@utm.my

SKILLS
    • Collecting, assessing and testing soil samples (triaxial, shearbox, UCT, UU, CU, UD, compaction, permeability, Atterberg)

  • Soil data analysis (Triaxial & Shearbox software)
  • Fieldwork data sampling 
  • Soil investigation
  • Hydraulic & fluid mechanic testing (specific energy, jet apparatus, centrifugal pump, flow over weir)
  • Computer programs i.e Microsoft, Adobe, Google
  • Occupational Safety and Health Management System (ISO 45001)
  • Document preparation (JPU paperwork, procurement)
  • Analysis and understanding on laboratory testing standard document (BS 1377 Part 1-9)

 

 

RESEARCH / SERVICE EXPERIENCE
  • 15 years experience in laboratory analysis of soil samples and research experiments
        • 2 years experience in fluid mechanics and hydraulic testing
        • 10 years experience in monitoring laboratory research by post grad and final year students
        • 7 years experience in Safety and Health committee (JKKP Secretary)
        • 8 years as a Head of Civil Engineering Unit (2013-present)
        • Assessment Panel in CCSL service learning programme UKQA 2032 – Ferrocement (2018-present)
        • UTM Excellent Service Worker (2006 & 2017)
        • Programme Instructor ‘Community Engagement’ for ferrocement programme at Bandar Baru Bangi, Segambut and Hulu Langat community

    • Member of STEM Programme ‘Ask Dr Concrete’ with Green Cities and Construction Research Group at SK Batu Muda, SK St Mary and BATC UTMKL 
    • Member of KIK Group UTM Prima awarded with:
    • 2 gold award at national level (Konvensyen KIK Peringkat Kebangsaan & Konvensyen KIK Universiti Awam)
    • 2 gold award at state level (Konvensyen KIK Wilayah Tengah)
    • 1 silver award (Konvensyen KIEP UTM)
    • Registered Osh Coordinator with DOSH (Registration No : WP/20/OSHC/02/00205)
    • Member of Concrete Society Malaysia (CSM)
    • Registered Qualified Technichian with Malaysia Board of Technology – MBoT (Member No : OR1901230044)
    • Leading a University Social Responsibility (USR) programme 
    • Taman Tasik Bandar Baru Bangi (Pembinaan wakaf rekreasi untuk komuniti – 2015) 
    • Maahad Tahfiz Ad Dinniah, Pasir Mas (Pembangunan semula asrama pelajar yang terlibat dalam kebakaran – 2016)
    • Member of Uniten – UTM Research Collaboration – Potensi Bahan Buangan Kulit Pisang Terhadap Ciri Ciri Struktur Konkrit (2020-present)
      • Member of Bengkel Pelan Induk Keselamatan & Kesihatan Pekerjaan UTM 2021 – 2025 (UTM OSHMP 2025)
      • 1st Author Lab Module MMJD 1123 Disaster Data Management and Forecasting – Rainfall Runoff Relationship with PM Dr Samira Albati bt Kamaruddin (2017)

EQUIPMENTS

FULLY AUTOMATIC TRIAXIAL TEST SYSTEM

Brand: GEOCOMP

Model:LOAD TRAC II & FLOW TRAC II

Function: Fully Automatic Triaxial Test System, consists of module for Unconsolidated Undrained (UU), Consolidated Undrained (CU), Consolidated Drained (CD), Triaxial, Oedometer and CBR Test Modules.

FULLY AUTOMATIC SHEAR BOX MACHINE

Brand: GEOCOMP

Model: SHEARTRAC II

Function: Fully automated shear and load frame combination

systems allowing both vertical and horizontal load and displacement applications.

DRYING OVEN 625 L

Brand: NL SCIENTIFIC

Model: NL 1017 X / 005

Function: Heat generated by high precision digital controller & temperature range from RT + 10OC to 250OC.

CONSTANT HEAD PERMEAMETER

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL & KENSAINS

Model: 25-0591

Function: Testing method used to determine the permeability of granular soils like sands and gravels containing little or no silt.

FALLING HEAD PERMEAMETER

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL & KENSAINS

Model: 25-0605

Function: Testing method used to determine the permeability of fine grained soils with intermediate and low permeability such as silts and clays with permeability in range of 1×10-5 to 1×10-9

AUTOMATIC BALANCE

Brand: AND

Model: GF-3000N

Function: AND GF-3000N is used to determine the weight or mass of an object in capacity 0-3100g with 0.01g readability.

ELECTRONIC TOP PAN BALANCE

Brand: KENCO

Model: AJ4200E

Function: Used to determine the weight or mass of an object in capacity 0-5000g with 0.01g readability.

AUTOMATIC SOIL COMPACTOR

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL

Model: 24-8080/01

Function: These machines automatically compact specimens eliminating the laborious hand compaction method.

DIGITAL BALANCE

Brand: IMPACT

Model: BA255

Function: A digital balance is used to weigh ingredients in a laboratory in capacity 0-60kg

CASAGRANDE LIQUID LIMIT

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL

Model: 24-0425

Function: Determining the liquid limit of a soil.

SEMI AUTOMATIC CONE PENETROMETER

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL

Model: 24-0545/01

Function: To determine the liquid limit of soils to BS1377.

SIEVE SHAKER

Brand: ENDECOTTS

Model: EFL 2000

Function: An instrument that used in particle analysis. It is used to shake a stack of test sieves which are placed in order (largest aperture on the top and smallest on the bottom).

SET OF HYDROMETER TEST

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL

Model: 24-4865/01

Function: To determines particle size distribution in a soil from the coarse sand size down to clay size (about 2 μm).

SET OF SIEVING 300mm DIAMETER

Brand: ENDECOTTS

Model: 300BIW

Function: A device with 300mm diameter for separating wanted elements from unwanted material or for characterizing the particle size distribution of a sample.

SET OF SIEVING 200mm DIAMETER

Brand: ENDECOTTS

Model: 200BIW

Function: A device with 200mm diameter for separating wanted elements from unwanted material or for characterizing the particle size distribution of a sample.

SET OF COMPACTION TEST

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL

Model: null

Function: Laboratory method of experimentally determining the optimal moisture content at which a given soil type will become most dense and achieve its maximum dry density.

SET OF PLASTIC LIMIT TEST

Brand: ELE INTERNATIONAL

Model: null

Function: This equipment used for differentiating consistency states of finer particles in soil material.

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