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Technical Talk on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Bridges for JKR and IEM Kelantan (20th Dec 2015)

Adj. Prof. Dr. Ir. Voo Yen Lei was invited by The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Kelantan in partnership with Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Kelantan to give a technical talk on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Bridges. This is one of the first technical talks held at Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR), Kota Bahru, Kelantan Darul Naim on 20th December 2015. There were 45 participants ranging from top management officers to design engineers including Public Works Director, Ir. Hj. Razani bin Ab Lazid and Honorary Secretary of IEM Kelantan, Ir Meor Shamshir bin Meor Zulkefli Auni.

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Batu 6 Bridge Listed into Malaysia Book of Record

2 July 2015 adds another feather to the hat of Dura Technology Sdn Bhd as Malaysia's Work Minister, Dato' Seri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof officiate the Batu 6 Bridge in Gerik, Perak. At the same time delivering the Malaysian Book of Record to Pengarah Kerja Raya Perak; Toh Paduka Setia Dato' Ir. Dr. Safry Kamal bin Hj. Ahmad. Also present are the Ketua Pengarah Kerja Raya; Datuk Ir. Adanan Mohamed Hussain, Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Kerja Raya (Infra); Dato' Ir. Dr. Roslan Md. Taha and other VIP.  This 100m UHPC bridge across the Sungai Perak has been listed by the Malaysia Book of Record (MBOR) as the "Longest Single Span Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)" beating the previous record of 50m in year 2011 at for Kampung Siliau Bridge in Negeri Sembilan. Many attended the event were amazed of how concrete can be used in this way and has revolutionised the perception about concrete and more specifically UHPC.

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Seminar on Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Nuclear Installation

7th January, Malaysian Nuclear Agency (MNA) held a seminar on Ultra High Performance 'ductile' Concrete (UHPdC) for Nuclear Installation at the Bangi Complex. Among those who were present was Dr. Muhd Noor bin Muhd Yunus (Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Program Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan Teknologi cum Chief Knowledge Officer for Agensi Nuklear Malaysia.), Dr. Muhamad bin Daud (Pengurus MTEG) and Dr Muhamad Pauzi bin Ismail (Pengurus Non Destructive Testing). Also present were Prof. Dr. Azlan Adnan (Research Head of Structural Earthquake Engineering Research), Dr Mohd Abd Wahab bin Yusuf, En Anwar Abd Rahman and Dr Muhamad Pauzi bin Ismail as guest speakers.

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