Dura Technology was invited by Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Sarawak to give a presentation on Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) bridges here in Kuching at Bangunan JKR Sarawak on 25th January 2018. There were 16 participants, from top management to design engineers attended the presentation organised by JKR Sarawak.
Dura Technology Sdn Bhd represented by Adj. Prof. Ir. Dr. YL Voo presented the talk on Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete to educate about UHFPC and to create an understanding on it’s applications as to how it can be more sustainable compared to current technology. The presentation ended with a Q & A session with the participants followed by an afternoon tea session. It was a well received presentation by the audiences.
After the presentation session, Dura team visited three sites located in Betong, Sarawak. The three sites were Bridge 1 (Sg. Layar), Bridge 2 (Penyelanih Kanan) and Bridge 3 (Buluh Antu). A single span 80m bridge as proposed to be builts as Bridge 1 which is located in Sg Layar. In addition to that, the width is further expended to 11m. The existing Bridge 2; Penyelanih Kanan which connects a school and longhouses, has debris and timber blockage which are stuck in between the piers. Therefore, the team proposed a single span 52m bridge with the width of 4m to effectively resolve the blockage in between piers issue. Lastly for Bridge 3 in Buluh Antu, a single span of 23m and 4m wide long was proposed.