Curtin Sarawak students do university proud in Highest Early Strength Self-Consolidating Concrete Cube Competition

Curtin Sarawak team shines at HESSCCC 2015.

Curtin Sarawak team shines at HESSCCC 2015.

Miri – 5 October 2015 – A team from Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) comprising of civil and construction engineering students Lau Hui Jin, Chee Thien Fu, Naqib Safar and Yap June Yong, led by their lecturer Brabha Hari, did their university proud by coming in second in the recent Highest Early Strength Self-Consolidating Concrete Cube Competition (HESSCCC) 2015.

28 teams took part in the annual competition held at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam. It was organised by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) – Kuala Lumpur Chapter in collaboration with Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM), UiTM, and Institute for Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Management (IIESM).

“I am very proud of our team members as they demonstrated considerable creativity and the ability to apply theories learnt in concrete design to the competition. They worked hard and showed great teamwork in preparing for it,” said Brabha.

The competition, formerly known as the ‘Performance Controlled Concrete Cube Competition’ (PCCCC) has been organised annually for nearly a decade now. Its objective is to give participants the opportunity to put their concrete-mixing skills to the test – to produce the optimum concrete mix.

Participants are required to construct cubes out of the mix and are judged on their designs as well as their early strength. The cubes with the highest compressive strength after 24 hours of casting are adjudged the winners.

Apart from securing second place, the Curtin Sarawak team received the competition’s Most Consistent Cubes Award.

For team members Naqib and Lau, the competition gave them the opportunity to learn more about the self-compacting properties of concrete and techniques to attain the best mix.

Yap and Chee, meanwhile, thought the competition was a great opportunity for university students to meet and exchange knowledge.

Civil and Construction Engineering is one of several Curtin engineering courses offered at Curtin Sarawak. Curtin University ranks in the top 200 in the world for civil engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (QSWURS). Curtin Sarawak is rated ‘Tier 5: Excellent’ in the Malaysian discipline-based D-SETARA rating system for its engineering programmes.

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