About Dr. Structure

Dr. Tay CG (Co-Founder & Structural Principal)
Ph.D (NUS), MSc (IMPERIAL). DIC, BEng (UTHM)

Dr. Tay CG oversees the daily operation of our design and modelling team. His expertise is in efficient structural modelling and analysis of highrise buildings, steel structures and earthquake resistant buildings. His previous design projects include the iconic Project Jewel @ Changi Airport, The Cloud Forest Conservatory @ Gardens by the bay, Reflection @ Keppel Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, Dubai Mall and etc. In addition to these iconic buildings, he is also involved in specialised steel tower design in both Singapore and Malaysia. To date, he has completed auditing and strengthening works for more than 70 steel tower / pole sites.

Dr Tay graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a doctoral degree in structural engineering. He developed an efficient progressive collapse analysis methodology for robustness evaluation of composite steel-concrete buildings which was published on Journal of Constructional Steel Research in 2016. Prior to joining NUS, Dr Tay attended the MSc Program at Imperial College London where he received the Ronald Stewart Jenkins Memorial Prize for excellence in structural engineering and the IStructE Commendation Award for winning the Tall Building Design competition. In 2016, he and a team of NUS researchers developed the first seismic fragility curves for Singapore buildings using state-of-the-art incremental nonlinear dynamic analysis.

Ir. Chen TH (Co-Founder & Geotechnical Principal)
MIEM, P.Eng. PC., ASEAN ENGINEER, APEC Engineer, IntPE (MY), BEng (UTHM)

Leading role in various development projects from conceptual design, detail design, tender, construction, project management and handing over. Delivered projects ranging from low rise residential, commercial development and high rise building up to 50 storeys worth more than USD 2 billion.

Substantial experiences in geotechnical engineering comprising of slope, deep excavation, foundation and ground improvement. Treated failed engineered slope up to 60m height, basement up to 6 storeys deep, foundations in challenging ground conditions such as limestone with multilayer cavities, soft ground and peat soil and ground improvement with surcharging PVD, dynamic compaction and vibro replacement.

Structural and geotechnical forensic study for structure up to 30 storeys, slope up to 60m, failed foundation in difficult ground conditions and underperformed ground improvement. Representing building owners, government agencies, authorities and city council to carry out forensic study and identify the causes of failure and take necessary actions for rehabilitations. Knowledge sharing on invitations from industry players such as developers, consultants, government agencies, authorities and city council.

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Dr. tay Choon Guan

Dr. Structure was Founded by Dr. Tay Choon Guan. 

After working for more than 10+ years at some of the biggest Structural Engineering Firms. I decided to run my own consultancy services focusing on helping other Structural Engineering firms in their design needs. That’s why I created Dr. Structure to help and reach more clients.

Since Launching Dr. Structure, Choon Guan made a name for himself because,

He has a Phd in Structural Engineering at National University of Singapore(NUS). A registered member of IES, IEM, IStructE. He is also a IES Accredited Resident Engineer

Dr. Structure is now one of the most popular Structural website online.