Dura Technology was invited by Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Sarawak to give a presentation on Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) bridges here in Kuching at Bangunan JKR Sarawak on 25th January 2018. There were 16 participants, from top management to design engineers attended the presentation organised by JKR Sarawak.
Dura Technology Sdn Bhd represented by Adj. Prof. Ir. Dr. YL Voo presented the talk on Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete to educate about UHFPC and to create an understanding on it’s applications as to how it can be more sustainable compared to current technology. The presentation ended with a Q & A session with the participants followed by an afternoon tea session. It was a well received presentation by the audiences.
After the presentation session, Dura team visited three sites located in Betong, Sarawak. The three sites were Bridge 1 (Sg. Layar), Bridge 2 (Penyelanih Kanan) and Bridge 3 (Buluh Antu). A single span 80m bridge as proposed to be builts as Bridge 1 which is located in Sg Layar. In addition to that, the width is further expended to 11m. The existing Bridge 2; Penyelanih Kanan which connects a school and longhouses, has debris and timber blockage which are stuck in between the piers. Therefore, the team proposed a single span 52m bridge with the width of 4m to effectively resolve the blockage in between piers issue. Lastly for Bridge 3 in Buluh Antu, a single span of 23m and 4m wide long was proposed.
Public Works Department (JKR) Malaysia , Ministry of Public Works (KKR), Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), and Ministry of Finance (MOF) were attend the technical visit program to the factory in Chemor, Perak Darul Ridzuan .
On 13th November 2017, it is indeed a gratifying moment as Ir. Abd. Rahman bin Salleh from JKR and also Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Razali bin Mohamad from MOF visited Dura Technology’s factory. Subsequently, they were given a short presentation on Dura products by Prof. Ir. Dr Voo Yen Lei for sharing the knowledge about UHPFRC to participants at the Wilson Hall. During the presentation, a demonstration on the flexibility of UHPFRC was shown through a simple experiment with 10 average men standing on a 50mm thick, 5.5m long plank without even cracking or breaking it, and with much more enthusiasm, the plank went back to its original point even after it has been deflected with a midspan deflection.