In the recently concluded International Concrete Pontoon Competition (ICPC) 2017 held at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia from 17-18 September 2017, the team from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya (UM) was crowned Champion for The Best Pontoon. The team, comprising of students Loh Zhi Pin and Leong Geok Wen, was also awarded the UTHM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R&I) Cup for Best Innovation as well as Special Jury Award for the Most Practical and Consistent Pontoon.
ICPC is organized bi-annually by the Jamilus Research Center, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. The competition involves pontoon floatation test, concrete strength test, video presentation and oral presentation held over 2 days, whereby the team with highest overall score is determined as champion for The Best Pontoon. More than 20 teams participated in the competition, including international participants from Indonesia. Additionally, UM was also represented by a second team from the Department of Civil Engineering, comprising of 2nd year students.