The Third International Conference on Press-in Engineering (ICPE2024) 3-5 July 2024, Singapore


The press-in piling method is a highly efficient pile installation/extraction method which causes minimum noise and no vibration. It is applicable to a wide variety of substructures which are composed of pre-fabricated piles. Due to the superiority of the method, it has been utilized in many countries. The inaugural Press-in Engineering Conference (ICPE2018) was successfully completed in Kochi, Japan, in September 2018, and the Second Conference (ICPE2021) was also successfully held receiving overwhelming positive feedback. Both of the above conferences attracted several hundred participants. As the press-in piling technique is commonly employed in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries, Singapore will host the third international conference ICPE2024 from 3 to 5 July 2024

Besides traditional press-in techniques, the latest development is to employ press-in technique in order to achieve carbon neutrality, environmental protection and tackling climate change issues such as protection against rising sea levels. Construction cases of the applications, which have been already constructed, are under construction or under planning, include those in the Netherlands, Egypt, Senegal, Australia, India, and the Philippines etc. As such, the theme of ICPE2024 is ‘Superiority of Press-in Piling towards Sustainable Construction in Tackling Climate Change for Infrastructure Development’. In fact, ICPE2021 already held special sessions on disaster prevention and mediation and this and other related topics relevant to the conference theme will be further expanded in the course of keynote lectures presenting the latest know-how on the topics to be presented in ICPE2024. It is intended that Bulletin 2 of the conference with the details of keynote/invited lectures, conference venue and registration as well as accommodation information will be released by the end of the first quarter of 2023.



The Superiority of Press-in Piling towards Sustainable Construction in Tackling Climate Change for Infrastructure Development



Lecture 1

Theme: Progress of UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Synergy with Climate Change Actions

Dr. Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi

Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Emeritus Professor, Tokyo Institute of  Technology


Lecture 2

Theme: The Potential Use of Press-in Methods in the Offshore Renewables Industry

Prof. Kenneth Gavin

Professor, Delft University of Technology

Vice President, International Press-in Association


Theme Lecture

Theme: Development of Press-in Technology in Southeast Asia with Applications on Coastal Protection

Lecturer 1: DrGoh Teik Lim (Managing Director of Atsunew Giken)

Lecturer 2: MrWie Sein David Liaw (Managing Director of Guan Chuan Engineering Pte., Ltd.)

Lecturer 3: MrTsunenobu Nozaki (General Manager of Giken Ltd.)



  • Members of NUS, GeoSS, and TUCSS are eligible for IPA member rates.
  • The conference registration fee includes the proceedings data (electronic version), lunches and coffee breaks on the first and second days.
  • “Over 36” is defined as the participants who become 36 on or before 3 July 2024, and “Under 36” is defined as the participants who do not become 36 on or before 3 July 2024.
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  • Refund of registration fee is unavailable, but it could be utilized for an alternative attendance.
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Date: 3 (Wed) – 5 (Fri) July 2024
Venue: University Town, National University of Singapore

ICPE2024 Organizing Committee
International Press-in Association (IPA)
Centre for Soft Ground Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS)
Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS)

More information: ICPE2024 2nd Bulletin Call for participation