Dura® Technology Sdn Bhd Ink Memorandum of Understanding With The Concrete Products and Aggregate Co. Ltd., The Siam Cement Public Company Limited
Malaysia-based Dura® Technology Sdn Bhd (“DURA”) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Concrete Products and Aggregate Co. Ltd., The Siam Cement Public Company Limited, the largest and oldest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia to jointly explore and develop new opportunities in Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC).
DURA® is a leading sustainable advanced construction material company from Malaysia which has exported the advanced material to 5 countries. DURA® has claimed the most prestigious international Precast Concrete Industries award for the longest span of UHPFRC bridge in the world.
This MOU represents a significant step forward in our efforts to expand our presence and capabilities in UHPFRC. Both companies have a strong track record of innovation and excellence, and we believe that this partnership will allow us to combine our strengths and expertise in order to achieve even greater success.
Under the terms of the MOU, CPAC is desirous of obtaining from DURA® the use of DURA’s know-how, formulations, processes in connection to the production of patented DURA® product. The two companies will work together to identify and evaluate potential projects and initiatives, with the goal of creating mutually beneficial partnerships that will drive growth and innovation to drive a greener sustainable construction with UHPFRC to the region.
“We look forward to a productive and successful partnership with CPAC, and we are confident that our combined efforts will help us achieve global technology innovation and to drive sustainable developmental growth.”
CHEMOR: On 8th November 2022, a team of 35 people from Malaysia’s largesthighway concessionaries – PLUS Expressway Berhad, visited Dura Technology in our HQ in Chemor, Perak. Their team which was led by Pn. Hajah Suhaina Binti Baharudin, Head of Maintenance and Project Delivery, Pn. Ir. Norhadziana Binti Jamal, Head of Highway Asset Maintenance Management, Pn. Farah Diba Binti Hashim; Head of Contract Management and Sourcing, Dr. Md Yunus Bin Ab Wahab; Technical Advisor, COO Office and En. Mustakim B Rashid; Head of Technical & Project, Edgenta Infrastructure Services (EIS/Propel) was given a presentation by R&D Manager Dr Milad on Dura® Overlay. Dura® Overlay was developed as a maintenance solution to existing pavements or roads. It is developed to reduce road closure time due to maintenance to avoid major traffic disruption and to have minimal future maintenance after Dura® Overlay among other advantages.
The team were also shown a few tests (compression, flexural, chloride attack etc.) in our lab and were brought to visit our pilot project which was done in 2021 after numerous refined development of Dura® Overlay. Many issues and ideas were shared during this four hours presentation. We are appreciative that the team from PLUS made time to get to know UHPC and has demonstrated true to their value of doing things better through continual improvements.
KUALA LUMPUR: We had the privilege to present Dura® Joint product to Cawangan Kerja Pendidikan (CKP) recently at Ibu Pejabat JKR. Dura® Joint is one of our latest product developed to address the need for a high strength, high ductility, extremely durable, light and zero maintenance connectors for the IBS -Industrialized Building System. UHPC itself has embodied all of the criteria and most importantly Dura® Joint works seamlessly between precast concrete and cast in-situ UHPC.
This presentation which was held on 3 November 2022 by R&D Manager Dr. Milad, sees Dura® Joint as a stitching connections for IBS used for schools building. The adoption of IBS in schools construction as part of JKR effort has greatly reduce construction time of a project which then benefits the community. Dura® Joint has been developed and tested with time and detailing in our mind, therefore, during the presentation, all the participants were able to discuss more applications of Dura® Joint and how it can be a connection that allows the overall system to emulate a comparable cast-in-place structural system. We look forward to be able to fully utilize Dura® Joint as a solution to the IBS.