On 9th May 2011, a bus of JKR officers from Cawangan Kejuruteraan Senggara came from Kuala Lumpur to Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. for a workshop. Earlier on in June 2010, the head of this Cawangan had attended the workshop conducted also in Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. during the Annual Meeting of the Senior Officer Jabatan Kerja Raya in Ipoh. She showed great interest in this concrete technology and arranged that her subordinates to come for a workshop to be introduced and enhanced their knowledge in this UHPdC.
They reach Ipoh in time for lunch and moved to Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. in Chemor, Perak. A one-hour presentation was given to these engineers and many questions were raised concerning the durability of this material and the many more applications that this material can do. Their main concern is the durability of this material as conventional concrete may have problems with maintenances and having long term cost to keep maintaining structures and infrastructures. However, to their surprise UHPdC promises an almost no or very minimal maintenance with the performance steel like and concrete like at a competitive price as per applications. Interest was stirred and they were startle when they were showed DURA® Retaining Wall System. It is a lightweight and smart retaining wall produced by Dura Technology Sdn. Bhd. Dr. Voo explained how the system worked and the benefits to this system to JKR, contractor, public and environment. The production of this retaining wall was also showed to the participant and these engineers have definitely appreciated the art of this technology.