Thursday, 14 February 2019, Kuching: A 40-strong delegation from Road Engineers Association of Malaysia (REAM) paid a visit to Lebuhraya Borneo Utara (LBU) on Tuesday to learn more about the construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.
Led by Chairman of Young Engineers Professional (YEP) Ir. Hamzah Hashim, the delegation was welcomed by LBU chief executive officer Ir. Safuani Abdul Hamid who briefed them on the project and it started.
A latest progress video was then shown to the delegation before the briefing moved on to Integrated Project Management System (IPMS) where LBU Head of Digital Information Technology Muhammad Faris Shaukhi enlightened them on how the project leverages on this technology to monitor implementation.
The first highway project in the country to use technology that seamlessly integrates project management systems - comprising of 74 key business processes, Highway Information Modelling and web-based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - with the future highway management systems, LBU’s IPMS has received both the national and international recognition. This includes winning Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Award 2018 under the Roads and Highways category.
After the briefing, the delegation visited the Highway Information Modellers who converted the 2D engineering drawings into 3D models.
Yesterday, the delegation visited Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak’s first completed stretch of Telok Melano-Sematan. After that, the visitors made a pit stop at the site office of Sematan-Sungai Moyan (Works Package 02) where they were briefed on the progress of the stretch by project manager Dahlim Mungkil.