On 25 January 2014, about 40 Quantity Surveying and Construction Management degree students together with 3 lecturers visited the almost completed BMS Main Jetty Works in Lumut. The project (when completed) will be the largest iron ore ship terminal in Malaysia and was awarded by the Brazilian firm of Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore exporter. The purpose of the visit is to expose the students to an actual construction of a marine structure by an international group of Contractors, namely Royal BAM Group (Netherlands), McConnell Dowell (Australia) and See Yong & Son Construction (Malaysia).
The students and staff were given an informative project briefing where various contractual and construction issues such as piling in the sea, site safety and logistics, teamwork amongst the multi-national construction crew, quality and cost control were discussed. They were then escorted to the project site by the BMS JV team.
The trip was made possible by Ms See Hooi Lan (a TARC alumni herself) of M/s See Yong & Son Construction. The visit ended with an exchange of souvenirs and taking of photographs.