IPOH, 20 JUNE 2019: A total of 13 guest from Institute for Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Management (IIESM), Faculty of Civil Engineering (FCE), and Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM) organized a technical visit at Dura Technology factory in Chemor, Perak. The purpose of this visit was to provide a more in-depth knowledge in the science of concrete materials have led to the development of a new class of cementitious composites that called ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). UHPC is being considered for use in a wide variety of highway infrastructure applications. The high compressive and tensile strengths allow for the redesign and optimization of structural elements compare with the normal concrete.
After short presentation, the guests were taken to Wilson Hall to show our products material and the process of making UHPFRC to know what high strength concrete can do. After the factory visit, they are going to site visit which located at Manong that is still on-going project. During the site visit, the honourable guest and participants were impressed by the possibilities and capability of this material.
25 MARCH 2019 - The site visit and the "Programme of Replacing the 57 Years Old Bridge for the purpose of Increasing the Weight Limit of Commercial Vehicle Load In Peninsular Malaysia" was held at Maran District JKR Office. Dura Construction was invited to discuss and classify every aspect of the Sg. Raia, Sg. Jempul, Sg. Kundang, and Sg. Guntung in our section report. Senior Branch Director, Ir. Hj. Zulakmal bin Hj. Sufian chaired the meeting, attended by Ir. Atikah Zakaria, Ir. Siti Norleha Rasid (Senior Civil Engineer, Road Branch), Sr. Hamidi Naimuddin (Principal Assistant Director), HOPT Division Officer and District Engineer of each project namely Maran, Kinta and Setiu and other officers.
Before the meeting began, we visited the site at Sg. Jempul, Maran to see the progress of the construction. After that, we all attend meetings aiming to give evidence and resolve important issues about work progress reports, risks, traffic sections and more.
"Site Meetings are held on a regular basis to ensure that site work is uninterrupted and leads to delays," said the Chairman.
The four bridges construction project of the 24-months is scheduled to be completed in 2020 and we hope the project will run smoothly.