CHEMOR: On 8th November 2022, a team of 35 people from Malaysia’s largesthighway concessionaries – PLUS Expressway Berhad, visited Dura Technology in our HQ in Chemor, Perak. Their team which was led by Pn. Hajah Suhaina Binti Baharudin, Head of Maintenance and Project Delivery, Pn. Ir. Norhadziana Binti Jamal, Head of Highway Asset Maintenance Management, Pn. Farah Diba Binti Hashim; Head of Contract Management and Sourcing, Dr. Md Yunus Bin Ab Wahab; Technical Advisor, COO Office and En. Mustakim B Rashid; Head of Technical & Project, Edgenta Infrastructure Services (EIS/Propel) was given a presentation by R&D Manager Dr Milad on Dura® Overlay. Dura® Overlay was developed as a maintenance solution to existing pavements or roads. It is developed to reduce road closure time due to maintenance to avoid major traffic disruption and to have minimal future maintenance after Dura® Overlay among other advantages.
The team were also shown a few tests (compression, flexural, chloride attack etc.) in our lab and were brought to visit our pilot project which was done in 2021 after numerous refined development of Dura® Overlay. Many issues and ideas were shared during this four hours presentation. We are appreciative that the team from PLUS made time to get to know UHPC and has demonstrated true to their value of doing things better through continual improvements.
KUALA LUMPUR: We had the privilege to present Dura® Joint product to Cawangan Kerja Pendidikan (CKP) recently at Ibu Pejabat JKR. Dura® Joint is one of our latest product developed to address the need for a high strength, high ductility, extremely durable, light and zero maintenance connectors for the IBS -Industrialized Building System. UHPC itself has embodied all of the criteria and most importantly Dura® Joint works seamlessly between precast concrete and cast in-situ UHPC.
This presentation which was held on 3 November 2022 by R&D Manager Dr. Milad, sees Dura® Joint as a stitching connections for IBS used for schools building. The adoption of IBS in schools construction as part of JKR effort has greatly reduce construction time of a project which then benefits the community. Dura® Joint has been developed and tested with time and detailing in our mind, therefore, during the presentation, all the participants were able to discuss more applications of Dura® Joint and how it can be a connection that allows the overall system to emulate a comparable cast-in-place structural system. We look forward to be able to fully utilize Dura® Joint as a solution to the IBS.
UHPC Beam Technical Exchange and Full Scale Failure Test Observation Meeting of Zhongshan to Kaiping Expressway Project Successfully Held in Jiangmen, Guangdong.
Ultra High Performance Concrete (referred to as “UHPC”) in the application of bridge engineering field, and promote technical exchanges in the industry, On May 15, UHPC Composite Beam Technology Exchange and Full Length Bending Bearing Capacity Test Viewing Meeting of Zhongshan to Kaiping Expressway Project jointly organized by Guangdong Highway Society, CLP Construction Road and Bridge Group Co., Ltd., and Zhonglu Dura International Engineering Co., Ltd. was successfully held in Jiangmen, Guangdong.