KUALA LUMPUR: The World Road Association ‘PIARC’ has organised “PIARC International Seminar On Towards Advanced Technology & Material In Bridge Engineering “ at Sunway Putra Hotel. The opening ceremony was officiated by the Works Minister, YB Tuan Baru Bian and accompanied by him was Ybhg. Dato 'Dr. Syed Omar Sharifuddin Syed Ikhsan, Secretary General, Ministry of Works Malaysia.
The main objective of this seminar is to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, experience and technological transfer involving bridge engineering experts from abroad, industry, academia and government agencies on the design, construction, maintenance and maintenance of bridges with the use of high technology and sustainability. The Minister also spent time visiting the exhibition space and presented a certificate of appreciation to 25 participating exhibitors.
Ir. Dr. Voo Yen Lei, has been invited as one of the speaker during the seminar. He presented about “Malaysia as World Leader in Promotes Sustainable Bridge Technology”. He shared his knowledge about the sustainability and environment friendly development using UHPFRC. The advantages of UHPFRC is high performance concrete, low carbon footprint, affordable and superior durability.
Ultra High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) are materials with a cement matrix, and a characteristic compressive strength between 150 MPa and 250 MPa. They contain steel fibres, in order to achieve ductile behaviour in tension and overcome if possible the use of passive reinforcement.
“Without a doubt, modernization and the new technologies of the bridge infrastructure industry form the way for us to move forward. This PIARC seminar today marks an important platform, not just for the bridge industry in Malaysia, but also abroad, as we come together to share our expertise and drive technology and innovation in construction” said the Minister of Works.
The last day of the exhibition , Deputy Minister of Works, YB Tuan Haji Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir attended the closing ceremony by giving a speech and also visiting the exhibition .
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.