JOHOR BAHRU, 18th Dec. 2013 – Teams from Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM-FKA), bagged three prizes in 2nd National Concrete Pontoon Competition (CPC) 2013, organized by Faculty of Civil and Environmental, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and co-organized by Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM), last week.
The P-MiC Team, consists of Lee Hoong Pin, Nur Hafizah binti Abd Khalid, Mohd Jazmeer Fikri bin Abd Aziz and Yeoh Kian Khon, under supervision of Dr. Abdullah Zawawi bin Awang won the third place of the Main Prize Category for the sustainable materials used, innovative, creative and stability design of pontoon concrete, parallel with the main objective of the CPC 2013, i.e. to develop creative work in designing and building of concrete structures and to promote a culture of sustainability by using waste materials. The P-MiC Team also won the first prize for the Best Poster and Presentation with their 3D poster, successfully get the most intention during the competition.
The pontoon concrete designed by P-MiC Team with its compressive strength of 8.8 MPa and lightness of 13.41 kg, successfully sustained 11.04 kg of external load to remain the pontoon concrete floated.
Second pontoon team, consists of Ooi Theam Yiew, Fatimah Hafifah binti Mohd Hanafi, Ng Chiah Ching and Ahmad Shazren bin Ahmad Rashdi, also under supervision of Dr. Abdullah Zawawi bin Awang won the second prize for the Best Poster and Presentation.
UTM-FKA sent a total of 8 teams to participate in this competition under supervision of Dr Mohd Yunus bin Ishak, Dr Zaiton binti Haron, Dr Ramadhansyah bin Putra Jaya and Dr Abdullah Zawawi Awang. There were 60 teams comprising industry player, researchers and students at the event which was held at the Jamilus Research Center (JRC), UTHM.