MRB Innovation Award presented to TARRC Engineers

TARRC presented with MRB Innovation AwardOn Thursday 21st February 2013 the Malaysian Rubber Board Innovation Award Presentation Ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur. The Innovation Day celebration is in line with the Malaysian Government’s aim to promote a culture of creativity and innovation amongst civil servants. These Innovation Awards are intended to recognise the work done by the scientists and staff who have been successful in producing innovations during 2012.

A total of 13 awards were presented and TARRC’s engineers were one of the winners. TARRC won the Best Innovation Award for the Shrinkage-Controlled Devices (SCD) for the Second Penang Bridge Seismic Bearings. Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek, TARRC's CEO, received the award from YB Dato' Hamzah Zainudin, Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) at the Kuala Lumpur ceremony.

Due to this honour, TARRC held its own ceremony in the Jacobean Hall at Brickendonbury on Tuesday 19th March. Presentations of certificates were made to the individual engineers in recognition of their work and contribution in the design of the bearing plate locking system design used on Malaysia's second Penang bridge (shown below).

The certificates were presented by Prof. Alan Thomas, one of TARRC’s eminent engineers who retired over 25 years ago.

The recipients of the certificates were: Hamid Ahmadi, Dr Alan Muhr, Ian Stephens, Dr Julia Gough and Judith Picken.

TARRC engineers being presented MRB Innovation Award certificates

For more information on the second Penang bridge and TARRC’s involvement please take a look at two archive articles.

TARRC Engineers design seismic bearings for Second Penang Bridge, Malaysia

TARRC sees progress at second Penang bridge construction


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