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University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition (UMBBC) 2017 was successfully organized by Civil and Environmental Engineering Club (CEEC) and Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom-Student Chapter, UM (UMICESC) on the 4th of March 2017 at the Faculty of Engineering. UMBBC 2017 was one of the latest events organized by CEEC & UMICESC under the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya.

The main objective of this event was to promote Faculty of Engineering and University of Malaya’s leadership capability; in addition it as aimed to foster social integration and bonding among the students from different universities, to develop creativity amongst civil engineering students in structures, to apply knowledge and theory from the study course into practice, to introduce the benefit of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK in the field of civil engineering, and to give students an opportunity to network before entering the work force. The competition advisers include Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ubagaram Johnson Alengaram (Lead), Dr. Mo Kim Hung, Dr. Tan Chee Ghuan and Dr. Yap Soon Poh. The CEEC advisers were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Sai Hin and Dr. Yuen Choon Wah.

A total of 120 participants attended along with 11 of their advisers from 13 public and private universities in Peninsular Malaysia (as listed in Table). Their staff advisers were taken to most of the advanced laboratory facilities in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya.

The Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Bin Hashim represented both the Department of Civil Engineering and the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman. Furthermore, four prominent industrial experts graced the occasion and acted as judges and they include: Dr. Ir. Tan Yean Guan, Director of Dr YG Tan Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd and Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom (ICE)-Malaysia’s country representative; Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Malaysian Chapter; Mr. Somnath Mukherjee, General Manager, HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd; and Ir. Chong Yew Khee, Director of C&O Technic Lead Sdn Bhd.

A total of five cash prizes were given out: Champion, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up, 3rd Runner Up, and two consolation prizes amounting to RM 2,200.

The first prize (Championship) was won by a team from Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. Congratulations to the team!

This event would not have been possible without the support from the Department of Civil Engineering as well as the Faculty of Engineering and we wish to thank Dean, Prof. Ir. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim, Deputy Dean, Dr. Noor Azizi Mardi, (Deputy Dean-Development), all Departmental and Faculty Administrative officers and Department laboratory officers for providing support through strategic venues, guidance, and logistic to successfully organize UMBBC 2017. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Lumbini Consultancy and Modular Platinum Sdn. Bhd. We also acknowledge the support provided by University of Malaya student Affairs and Alumni Division.

  NAME OF UNIVERSITY NO. OF TEAMS TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS
1 University of Malaya (UM) 6 30
2 University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) 2 10
3 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) 1 5
4 Heriot-Watt University 2 10
5 University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus 1 5
6 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 1 5
7 Monash University Malaysia 2 10
8 INTI International University 2 10
9 Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) 1 5
10 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 4 20
11 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 1 5
12 UCSI University 1 5
13 KDU University College Malaysia 1* 1*
TOTAL   24 120

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Opening ceremony by Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim, Head, Department of Civil Engineering and Mr. Somnath Mukherjee, General Manager, HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Participants from University of Malaya designing and constructing bridge truss members using sustainable material-Newspapers

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Group discussion by participants from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Participant carefully placing loads on the bridge model as his teammates look on

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Mr. Somnath Mukherjee, General Manager, HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd giving comments on bridge models

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim, Head, Department of Civil Engineering presents souvenir to one of the event judges, Ir. Chong Yew Khee with event advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram and event director, Ms. Tania Goh looking on

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim, Head, Department of Civil Engineering presents souvenir to one of the event judges, Mr. Somnath Mukherjee, General Manager, HSS Engineering Sdn Bhd with event advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram and event director, Ms. Tania Goh looking on

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
“The Champions” from Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya receiving mock cheque from Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim, Head, Department of Civil Engineering with Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram and Ms. Tania Goh

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
First runner-up for the competition from Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya with Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan bin Hashim, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram and Ms. Tania Goh

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Second runner up for the competition from INTI International University with Dr. Tan Yean Guan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram and Ms. Tania Goh

University of Malaya Bridge Building Competition 2017
Group photo with Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram, honourable judges, staff advisers and competitors from 13 participating universities

(Front Row-University of Malaya Staff and students: Event Staff advisors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. U. Johnson Alengaram, Dr. Mo Kim Hung, Dr. Tan Chee Ghuan, Dr. Yap soon Poh and CEEC Staff adviser, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Sai Hin, Judges, Ms. Tani Goh-Event Director and CEEC/UMICESC President Mr. Chia Yu Huat and Muhammad Nadzmi Bin Hussin (Event Deputy Director) along with Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Roslan Hashim)