Four teams from the Department of Civil Engineering of the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science made UTAR proud by winning several awards in the 2016 International Highest Early Strength Self-Consolidating Concrete Cube Competition held at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam on 14 and 15 April 2016.
The competition was organised by UiTM Institute for Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Management (IIESM) in collaboration with UiTM Faculty of Civil Engineering, the American Concrete Institute Kuala Lumpur Chapter (ACI-KL Chapter), and the Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM).
The purpose of the competition was to encourage innovative ideas and technical skillsfrom the participants, who were researchers, students, and representatives of the building industry, in producing optimal high strength self-consolidating concrete within 24 hours.
UTAR Department of Laboratory Management and Safety Administration Head Dr Lim Jee Hock and lecturer Ling Lloyd were the advisors for the teams, while Department of Civil Engineering Dr Yew Ming Kun assisted the teams as the technical advisor.
The teams competed against 38 teams and won two out of eight categories. The team which won the Most Efficient Team Award comprised Wong Shi Wei, Choo Wen Yi, and Thung Mun Heng, while the team which won the Most Flowable Concrete Award was made up of Hor Yon Hu, Chia Khee Yang, Lee Chee Kiat, and Tan Thean Long.
The winning teams took home a USD 100 cash award, a trophy, and certificates.