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JKRS impressed with IPMS technology

Friday, 1 March 2019, Kuching: Management members of the Sarawak State Public Works Department (JKRS) led by director Datu Ir. Zuraimi Sabkhi paid a visit to LBU head office yesterday to have a first- hand look at implementation of the Integrated Project Management System (IPMS) used for the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project.

Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak is the first road project in the country to utilise this technology which seamlessly integrates project management systems - comprising 74 key business processes, Highway Information Modelling and web-based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - with the future highway management system.

LBU’s IPMS has received both national and international recognition. This includes winning Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Award under the Roads and Highways category in which Pan Borneo Highway beat implementation of the system in two highways in the United States of America and China respectively.

JKRS team’s visit to LBU included understanding how Highway Information Modelling (HIM) for the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak is being carried out. The team met with 55 Highway Information Modellers, comprising Sarawak engineering graduates who have successfully converted conventional 2D engineering paper drawings into 3D models on desktop.

HIM director Rizal Rosly briefed the team on the mechanism of this technology. The guests were impressed on the capabilities of the technology to change the future of engineering works in the field.

The 3D Highway Information Modelling is an important tool used to assist Project Managers on site with an X-ray vision of any particular highway construction stretch, including quantity take-off and possible underground clashes of utilities such as telco cables, power cables and water pipes.

Integrated with the Primavera P6 planning software, the overall Project Information Management System provides a better look-ahead with regard to time delivery with animated 3D models.

The visit to LBU ended with the JKRS Director participating in a virtual inspection demonstration of the recently completed Telok Melano - Sematan (Works Package 01) stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.