Engineer in PIE viaduct collapse gets nearly 2 years jail, $10,000 fine
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He failed to check calculations and did not take remedial action for the errors

The engineer who prepared building work plans for the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) viaduct that collapsed in July 2017 was yesterday sentenced to 86 weeks' jail,or slightly over one year and nine months, as well as a fine of $10,000.

In delivering her sentence, Deputy President Judge S. Jennifer Marie said the potential for harm in this case was high.

Indonesian Robert Arianto Tjandra,46, the qualified person from subcontractor CPG Consultants, knew his team of engineers was inexperienced in designing bridges, but failed to give the team guidance.

He also failed to check design assumptions made for the corbels, which support structures, between affected vertical column that collapsed. The viaduct rests on these vertical columns, called piers.

Even after he was aware of the errors in the calculations made by the engineering team, he failed to take the necessary remedial steps.......

Part of an article found in today's The New Paper
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engineers really paimia. when nothing collapse, no breakdowns, no floods, they dun get credits. when there are accidents, they will take the blames.
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Why are we still hiring people from dubious backgrounds. Why the hirers never thought that if he is so good Garuda airlines will be in number spot instead of SIA. At the risk of dumbos jumping in with all sorts of dumb remarks I still have to point this out! We are hurting our national image and security if we keep on hiring foreigners who didn’t care a hoot about their own countries and we expect them to care about ours? It’s time to make Singapore great again and the first step is to ditch these foreigners who are tarnishing our image, threatening our security and torpedoing our safety!
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aiya, you useless that's why. how to make sg great again with this bunch of useless ppl around?
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cheap cheap fine! imagine if the collapse is in use, how many lives may be gone?
a multi million dollar project awarded to
"Indonesian Robert Arianto Tjandra,46, the qualified person from subcontractor CPC Consultants, knew his team of engineers was inexperienced in designing bridges, but failed to give the team guidance.

Nothing mention about the company who is responsible for the project?
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3-12-2019 9:58 AM
WhatDoYouThink said:
aiya, you useless that's why. how to make sg great again with this bunch of useless ppl around?

Acknowledging the problem is the first thing towards making Singapore great again. But with people like you around trying to prevent that you are more than just useless! You are an impediment to progress. By whacking your useless jaw off at every positive suggestion you are a bane to singaporeans. By stringing together a few words of senseless negativity, you are a joke to humanity! What do you think?
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The Indonesian engineer is not the crux of the problem. Why the employer employed a foreign engineer to be in charge of a massive infrastructure project? Blame the employer lah! With such FT engineers & stiff penalties & jail term, local engineers & students can see a bleak future in the profession to work with & under FT engineers.
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3-12-2019 10:26 AM
JESUS said:
Acknowledging the problem is the first thing towards making Singapore great again. But with people like you around trying to prevent that you are more than just useless! You are an impediment to progress. By whacking your useless jaw off at every positive suggestion you are a bane to singaporeans. By stringing together a few words of senseless negativity, you are a joke to humanity! What do you think?

I think the best thing to do now is to get rid of useless bums like whatdoyouthink!
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Jailed and fined, but license and qualifications got revoked anot? Thinking
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3-12-2019 10:27 AM
JESUS said:
I think the best thing to do now is to get rid of useless bums like whatdoyouthink!

no need to get rid of more lan yong useless fake like you ah? why?
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