Wednesday, May 3, 2017

me and Malaysia's MRT

May Peace be Upon You !! It has been 6 years since my last entry in this blog. A lot of happenings were not registered in my blog. A call from ex-office mate this morning triggered me to start blogging about my work experience again. I would try to record what were missed in the last 6 years and at the same time up-date the latest information. I am now with HSSI - SNC Lavalin JV as Independent Checking Consultants appointed by the Operator/Owner as Independent Checking Engineers (ICE) for the Sungai Buloh - Kajang MRT Project.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Project Handover

548 apartments and amenities were finally handed over to Asset Development Department, the Prime Minister Office in May 2011 after gruelling and uphill tasks of completing it. The team members have learned a lot of experience from this project. The next project, 6,000 apartments in Kg. Keriam, Brunei Darussalam will definitely benefit from the experience learned.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Positive Work Ethics in SHIMIZU, Japan

Here are another photos on positive work ethics in construction projects in Japan. The safety gears were neatly arranged. The discussion room or time-out room were also neat and quiet. The organisation chart was very visible and clear.

Safety Work Practices in SHIMIZU, Japan

Here are some photos on safe work practices in construction works. The photos were taken during my work visit in one of Shimizu Corporation building projects in Tokyo , Japan.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Proposed Plant Setup and Moulds

Perancangan, pembangunan produk, perniagaan, pemasaran berada dalam supply chain cycle. Kesemua faktor ini akan mewujudkan satu ekonomi perniagaan dan mempunyai hubung kait dengan prinsip 10/90 yang telah saya perjelaskan lebih awal.

Disini saya ingin menekankan tentang penciptaan produk pembinaan yang bakal mewujudkan sistem kewangan ataupun how to turn crisis into income opportunity. Penjelasan yang lebih mudah, bagaimana saya mengunakan modal sebanyak RM500,000 bagi mencipta pasaran bernilai RM5,000,000. Inilah prinsip 10/90.

Saya mulakan dengan andaian bahawa saya mempunyai RM500,000 bagi menyediakan perkara-perkara yang berikut dan seterusnya akan saya huraikan tentang kos pembangunan produk, pembuatan dan pengeluaran, perbandingan dengan produk-produk yang lain di pasaran dan potensi perniagaan di dalam dan di luar Malaysia.

Kos Pembangunan
  • 1 set UEM LiteTechs UEM1200 mixer dan conveyor belt = RM120,000
  • 10 set acuan UEM LiteTechs 1cum = RM 50,000
  • Lain lain peralatan = RM 50,000
  • Jumlah = RM220,000

Kos Operasi dan Pembuatan

Bagi menghasilkan 1cum produk UEM LiteTechs blocks dengan kepadatan 1,000kg/cum, perincian harga bahan yang diperlukan adalah seperti berikut :

  • beg simen 7 beg (350kg) @ RM14/beg = RM 98.00
  • pasir halus 340kg @ RM0.06/kg = RM 22.40
  • air 180kg = RM 0.40
  • UEM108 Foaming Agent 1.2 litres = RM 13.20
  • campuran kimia dan additif = RM 12.00
  • penyelia kilang dan 5 buruh kasar @ cum = RM 16.00
  • bil letrik = RM 1.00
  • lain-lain kos, selenggaraan = RM 2.00
  • jumlah = RM 164.64/cum
  • dimensi 1 block, 600 x 200 x 100mm = 0.012cum.
  • kos 1 block, RM164.64/cum x 0.012cum = RM1.98/block
  • RM164.64/RM1.98 akan menghasilkan 83 blocks
  • 1m2 memerlukan 8.3 blocks, 8.3 blocks/m2 x RM1.98/block= RM16.43/m2

Perbandingan Harga Dengan Produk Jenama Lain (sqm)

  • Acotec Panel RM 35.00
  • Cavity Dry Wall Panel RM 95.00
  • FastWall Panel RM 30.00
  • UEM LiteTechs Block RM 16.43
  • CSR Lightweight Blocks RM 27.06
  • Clay Bricks RM xxxx (non-lightweight)
  • Cement Sand Bricks RM xxxx (non-lightweight))

Potensi Perniagaan Dalam Negara

  • Cadangan Kem Batallion Askar Setiap Parlimen, RM 80mil
  • Pembangunan Ibupejabat Bank Rakyat, RM 10mil
  • Cadangan 1,500 Unit "Iskandar Housing" Secara IBS, RM 15mil
  • Cadangan 734 Unit Kuarters Kerajaan di Precinct 17, Putrajaya, RM 8mil
  • Stesyen LRT Subang - Puchong - Cheras, RM 20mil
  • Cadangan Pembangunan MEDINI, RM 70mil
  • Stesyen EDT Ipoh - Padang Besar, RM 50mil
  • Kebuk Kabel Komunikasi EDT Ipoh - Padang Besar, RM100mil
  • Projek Terbengkalai SPNB Seluruh Malaysia, RM 100mil
  • Pembangunan dan Kemudahan Sekolah Satu Sesi, RM 60mil

Potensi Perniagaan Luar Negara

  • Penempatan Jemaah Haji & Umrah di Mecca, USD 100mil
  • Saudi Arabia National Guard Complex, USD 150mil
  • MRT Stations in Mecca, USD 80mil
  • Highspeed Railway Madinah - Jeddah - Mecca, USD 200mil
  • Women University, USD 1oomil
  • Government Staff Quarters in Brunei Darussalam, USD 200mil

Saya pasti anda telah memahami economy creation melalui prinsip 10/90 yang telah saya huraikan di atas. Anda boleh mengambil sebarang model atau produk dan aplikasikan konsep 10/90 dan lihatlah hasilnya. Untuk maklumat tambahan, anda boleh menjelajahi laman blog saya dan untuk memahami sejarah penciptaan sistem kewangan. Anda perlu sentiasa ingat bahawa produk hanyalah direka sebagai landasan perkembangan ekonomi.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lightweight Foamed Concrete

Turning Crisis Into Opportunities
If one knows 10/90 Rule, then it is much easier understanding how to turn crisis into opportunities. Let me elaborate, 90% of people in the world do the same things everyday and earn only the 10% of the income while the rest 10% of the population does a different things but yet earn the 90% of the income. With this explanation, let me take your further to my paperwork which is related to the Industrialised Building System articles and how to make create income from the idea.
My proposal is about lightweight concrete products (LWC). LWC products are not hightech but hightech or lowtech are not relevant here as the most important subject matter here is the 10/90 Rule as I said earlier. The history of concrete invention started say 100 years ago after the discovery of poultry making using clay. It was discovered that a right mix of sand, cement and will make a concrete mix. Upon hardening period, the mix will become a hardened concrete. However, the hardened concrete itself is brittle in nature until an American scientist found that a reinforced concrete (I mean a conrete reinforced with steel) will make the concrete flexible. But than, the combination of them, concrete and steel, will make the concrete itself heavier. As time passes and technology improves, the engineers, architects, scientist started looking for strong yet flexible and lighter products. This is how lightweight foamed concrete products was discovered. Nobody really know who was the inventor of lighweight foamed concrete products but as I said earlier if you apply 10/90 Rule, it does not matter and it is not relevant.
UEM LiteTechs
This proposal is to examine the viability and feasibility of using UEM LiteTechs as alternative to the already existing and manipulative non-structural infill walls in the Malaysia market. The focus is to leverage on the benefits of new technologies for the best interest of UEM, reduce the project costs, improve the profit margin without compromising the quality and end-product to the Client. If successful, it is foreseen that UEM will become the own producer and supplier of the lightweight products.
UEM LiteTechs products come with the following advantages and benefits :
  • fire resistant. Products are inorganic and fire-retardant
  • energy savings. Superior insulation ensures a pleasant environment
  • lightweight. Products are 25% lighter thus reducing substructure and superstructure cost
  • good acoustics. Excellent sound barrier delivers effective acoustic performance
  • accuracy of manufactured products. Precisely manufactured thus eliminating trimmings
  • rapid on-site assembly. Ease of assembly will reduce the number of installers
  • non-toxic.
Manufacturing of UEM LiteTechs products
1. Plant system and machinery
  • mixer of 2 cum volume capacity
  • foaming agent
  • automatic controls, chemical pump & control panel
  • pressure dischange system
  • conveyor belt of silo tank
  • moulds or formworks (based on site requirements)
2. The schematic diagram is shown in the above slide
3. Electrical fixtures
  • power supply panel
  • ELCB and auto run system
  • automatic controls
  • 1 unit of drive motor and 1 unit of chemical pump
  • andolenoid control
  • control buttons
  • reverse mix system
4. Plant location is in the GAPIMA warehouse in Shah Alam. The available area is 70,000 sqft but for this proposal the initial required area is 5,000 sqft.
5. Plant capacity
  • 1.2cum/mix @ 20 minutes. For 8hr shift, total volume is 24cum.
  • 48cum for 2 shifts/day
  • capacity also depends on the number of moulds. This proposal call for 30 blocks/mould
6. Training will be provided for 1 week upon which the operators of 3 shall be competent to operate the plant system
7. The UEM LiteTech concrete products are then poured into moulds to manufacture UEM LiteTech Blocks sized at 600mm(L) X 200mm(H) X 100mm(W). 1 block unit is equivalent to 8 conventional Malaysia clay bricks. After curing process of 8 hours, the blocks can be demoulded and ready for use.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

IBS Revolution

The technology of Industrialised Building System in a large scale is poised to produce a spin off effect to the construction industry. Labour resources, as a matter of fact, can be reduced to half as the building components are fabricated in a controlled conditions.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Construction Industry in Malaysia Needs Changes

The Chairman of Construction Industry Development Board, Tan Sri Jamilus Husein, challenged all sectors in construction industry to change and adopt the industrialised building systems. The challenge goes to the regulators, authorities, designers, consultants, architects, higher learning institutions, contractors, vendors and suppliers.
In order to lead organizational change, it is imperative that the following change processess or strategies are in place
1. change readiness
2. create vision and build commitment
3. create the macro change strategy
4. design the change management plan
5. implement the change plan
6. learn and adjust

Monday, April 27, 2009

Knowledge Acquisition in Railway Engineering

8 weeks of intensive training with Shimizu Corporation in Tokyo, Japan in 1997 were not sufficient enough to acquire knowledge in railway engineering as they have already reached the advanced stage. However, the opportunity was good enough to open my mind and eyes in their technology and work culture.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A Visit to Capitol Hill

Before the convocation in summer 1991, my uncle or Busu from Muar came to Hartford to visit me. On the day of his arrival in Bradley International Airport, Hartford, I anxiously waited for him and la... la.... he turned up and survived the travel all the way from Muar. He knew nothing about a word of English but managed to reach the USA for the first time.

We went to Washington DC to meet the President but we were turned down. As you can see the sour faces in the picture, we were just outside of the Capitol Hill after being rejected by the Mr. President of the United States of America.