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.
IPOH, 20 APRIL 2018: The Director of Bridge Research and Development Center of Shanghai Urban Construction Design and Research Institute (Group) Co. Ltd, Mr. Yang Xinfei has brought 5 people in a team from SUCDRI visited some of the highlighted bridge projects in Perak using Dura UHPFRCFRC precast girders and also introduction of Dura Technology company. This group of distinguished guests consists of (1) Zhou Liang, Chief Engineer (2) Deng Weilin, Departmental Vice Chief Engineer, (3) Li Xuefeng, Vice Director of Bridge Research and Development Center (4) Hu Fangjian, Vice Director of Bridge Research and Development Center and (5) Zhang Kailong, Engineer.
Before preceding the first site visit, the group having a meeting about introduction of the UHPFRC in Dura Company and have a tour in the factory to understand on its applications as to how it can be more sustainable compared to current technology. After that, the demonstration of the sand type used in production has been showed by Dr. Voo and also steel fibre type used during mixing of UHPFRC to give the participants an opportunity to experience the material itself.Development Center of Shanghai Urban Construction Design and Research Institute (Group) Co. Ltd, Mr. Yang Xinfei has brought 5 people in a team from SUCDRI visited some of the highlighted bridge projects in Perak using Dura UHPFRCFRC precast girders and also introduction of Dura Technology company. This group of distinguished guests consists of (1) Zhou Liang, Chief Engineer (2) Deng Weilin, Departmental Vice Chief Engineer, (3) Li Xuefeng, Vice Director of Bridge Research and Development Center (4) Hu Fangjian, Vice Director of Bridge Research and Development Center and (5) Zhang Kailong, Engineer.
After the meeting, they’ve been taking to visit the three bridges which located in Ipoh, the Kg. Paloh bridge show the lightness of the superstructure and the advantages of what high strength concrete can do. After that, they went to pedestrian bridge of Sekolah Taayah and lastly, pedestrian bridge at UTC Ipoh. The technological advancement inherent in UHPFRC both will afford direct solutions to today’s infrastructure challenges and will be integrated into the normal concretes of tomorrow.
They have been showed the design of the UBG 3000 for Manong Bridge girders for them to see our production applications and the bridge are still on-going project. There are few benefits from this projects, such as to reduce time of the villagers to reach Manong police station if they need to report a crime or hospital in Kuala Kangsar if emergency. Furthermore, in agricultural sector also will have advantages, such as rubber tappers and local fruit sellers, who currently have to take the boat which operates from 6am to 6pm daily and charges RM1 per person and RM2 for motorcycles.
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.
IPOH, 14 DECEMBER 2018: The department from Design Management and also Specialist Services & Technical Cooperation from Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia (LLM) were attend thetechnical visit in our factory and also site visit at Manong Bridge, Perak. The purpose of this visit is to show them the products in our factory and also doing inspection . They were given a short presentation on Dura products by Prof Ir. Dr. Voo Yen Lei about Ultra-High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete to educate about UHFPRC and to create an understanding on it’s applications as to how it can be more sustainable compared to current technology and also introduction of Dura company. Following that, the guests and other participants were impressed by the possibility and the capability of the product during demonstration of casting and also testing of cube compressive strength test.