Sungho Kim

Seoul, South Korea


Sungho Kim has 30 years design experiences in geotechnical and foundation engineering after completion of master degrees in structure and geotechnical engineering at Seoul National University in Korea and Curtin University in Australia respectively. He is a specialist especially in soil-structure interaction design and ground construction technique.

His foundation design lists related to super-highrise building above 100 floors are 151 landmark tower, Lotte Jamsil tower and Lotte Busan Tower in Korea. He has carried out the research on disconnected pile system for Posco in collaboration with Seoul Netional University, which results in the cost effective pile system.

He is currently the president of a engineering firm, Jinyoung enc in Korea and has been awarded by the Korean construction minister in 2004 for his contribution to industry. In 2011 Mr. Kim has been appointed co-chairman of Foundation…

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10 October 2011

The construction of tall buildings in excess of 200m in height has become increasingly common and mega foundation systems are generally now required to safely...


01 December 2015

Sungho Kim & Seunghyeun Hong, Jinyoung Consultants; Yongkyu Choi, Kyungsung University

It is common for tall buildings in Korea to have a ground response that is highly sensitive to the behavior of the structure. Therefore, the...


10 October 2011

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Harry G. Poulos & Frances Badelow, Coffey Geotechnics; Sung Ho-Kim, Jinyoung ENC Enterprise

The 151 storey super high-rise building is located in an area or reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea and is currently...