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DURA Bridge Technology Presented at American Segmental Bridge Institute Annual Conventional 2016, Long Beach, California

04American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) 28th Annual Convention has graciously invited Adj. A/Prof. Ir. Dr. Voo Yen Lei to be one of its key-note speaker at the convention. This annual event by ASBI took place at the Long Beach Convention Center, California, United States on 8-9 November 2016. This year’s program is to showcase current segmental design and construction innovations which focuses on projects in the North America and abroad. The technology of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is viewed as the current trending and future material by the consultants, pre-caster, designers and contractors, therefore the works of Dura® in Malaysia has greatly invite many attention to the applications of this material.

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DURA Technology Presented In the 4th International Symposium – HiperMat 4 in Kassel, Germany

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Dr. Ir. Voo Yen Lei attended the 4th International Symposium dealing with the topic of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and High Performance Construction Materials, HiperMat 4. This is the 4th international symposium on UHPC and it was held at University of Kassel, Germany from 9 to 11 March 2016. The symposium is held once in every four years. More than 200 scientists, engineers, researcher/academics, users and commercial exhibitors from all over the world met to exchange ideas in regards to UHPC in construction engineering and to present the latest research results.

During the 3 day symposium more than 100 papers/presentations were given. Dr. Ir. Voo shared his experience on application and research findings on the following topics:

-   Design and Construction of the 100 metre Span UHPC Batu 6 Segmental Box Girder Bridge

-   Experimental Study on Radiation Attenuation Coefficient (µ) of Steel Fibre Reinforced Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) produced with Silica Sand and Amang

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DURA Invited to Present at 2016 PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference in United State of America

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DURA CEO Adj. A/Prof. Ir. Dr. Voo Yen Lei presented at the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference which was held on March 1 – 5, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The event, which is the largest tradeshow in North America dedicated to precast concrete, was hosted by both PCI together with The Precast Show.

DURA Technology was invited to be part of The Precast Show and Dr Voo was given 1.5 hours to deliver a lecture for the National Bridge Conference (NBC) Education Sessions, where more than 200 attendees including industry experts, stakeholders especially the FHWA, and professionals in the precast construction industry attended. It included over 35 education sessions on topics such as research, marketing, business, productivity, and technical transportation. During the talk, Dr Voo has demonstrated some of the successful stories on the application of UHPC bridges in Malaysia and he has also shown how UHPC technology can be a cost saving and sustainable technology solution for bridge construction. The lecture summarised the following results:

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Pilot Projects for Construction of UHPC Bridges in Vietnam Sealed in MoU

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Dura Technology Sdn Bhd (DURA) and the National University of Civil Engineering Technology Development and Investment Joint Stock Company (NUCETECH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU signifies a collaboration between DURA and NUCETECH to apply UHPC material in the construction of trafficable bridges in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and other cities.

The MoU was signed by DURA Executive Director, A/Prof. Ir. Dr. Voo Yen Lei and NUCETECH CEO, Nguyen Van Khanh, at the Cần Thơ University (CTU), which is the second most leading university in Vietnam. The MoU was signed in the presence of Cần Thơ University Rector, Ha Thanh Toan. NUCETECH was set up on May 17, 2010 and is home to a group of engineers from Vietnam’s National University of Civil Engineering in the field of building materials and building structures. 

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