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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES

LIST OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES FOR 2018/2019:

President: Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman (UKM)
Secretary: Prof. Dr. Hamidah Mohd. Saman (UiTM)
Treasurer: Mr. Mike W. P. Lim (Omya Malaysia)
Board of Director I: Mr. Zack Lim (ZackLim Flat Floor Specialist)
Board of Director II: Ir. Ng Kok Seng (JPS)
Immediate Past President: Ms. Serina Ho (Hume Cement Sdn. Bhd)

Executive Committee Members: 


Mr. Sivakumar Balachandran (Flowcrete Asia Sdn. Bhd.)
Mr. Alex W.K. Yap (BASF (M) Sdn. Bhd)

Mr. Oscar R.H. Teng (LUXBEE ENTERPRISE Sdn. Bhd.)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teo Wee (Heriot-Watt University Malaysia)
Dr. Payam Shafigh (UM)
Mr. Yeo Shih Horng (UM)
Mr. Eric L. S. Soong (Master Materials)

Mr. Sivaraj ANnamalai (GE Power Services Sdn. Bhd.)

Dr. A.B.M. Amrul Kaish (IUKL)

Mr. Chris Yong (Real Point Sdn. Bhd.)

State Representative: 


Johor - Prof. Dr. Hamidah Mohd. Saman (UiTM)
Kedah - Mr. Sivaraj Annamalai (GE Power Services Sdn. Bhd)
Melaka - Mr. Chong-Meng Low (CMCS Engineering Specialist Sdn. Bhd.)
Perak - Mr. Kathiravan Subramaniam 
Pulau Pinang - Mr. Martin David (Adept Technical Services)
Sarawak - Mr. Yeo Shih Horng (YSH Advanced Engineering & Sturctures)

Selangor - Mr. Zack E. H. Lim ( Zacklim Flat Floor Specialist Sdn. Bhd.)

W.P. Kuala Lumpur - Mr. Eric L.S. Soong (Master Materials Sdn. Bhd.)

Biography of Executive Committee Members

Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman

President

Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman, MASCE, MACI; is a civil engineer by training, specializing in structural and materials engineering. At present, he is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment of The National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM). He is also serving as a Committee Member of the Civil & Structural Engineering Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), and as a Committee Member of the Kuala Lumpur Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI). Dr. Raman completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2011, specializing in structural engineering/protective technologies. He has been involved with several consultancy work in the area of infrastructure protective technologies, within the public and private sectors both locally and internationally. He has published extensively and has been invited as a reviewer by major journals in the field of structural and materials engineering. Dr. Raman has taught structures and construction related courses at UKM, University of Malaya, and Open University Malaysia for the past 13 years. Prior to joining the academia in 2002, he was in employment with an engineering design consultant, and a specialist prestressed concrete contractor.

Prof. Dr. Hamidah Mohd. Saman

Secretary

She obtained her Bachelor in Civil Engineering Degree in 1988 from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, United States of America (USA).   She worked as a Researcher in SIRIM Berhad from 1992 before furthered her study in University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and obtained her Ph.D in Civil Engineering in 1999.   She joined Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)  in 2000 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007.  Her active involvement in professional bodies is portrayed by her designation as a Secretary of Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM) for seven(7) sessions, Treasurer of American Concrete Institute Kuala Lumpur Chapter and Council Member of Confederation of  Scientific and Technological Associations in Malaysia (COSTAM).     Based on her expertise, she has been appointed as a Chief Editor for Scientific Research Journal (UiTM), a member of editorial board for Malaysian Construction Research Journal (CREAM-CIDB), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Journal,  Journal of Engineering Science & Technology (JESTEC) and  International Sustainable Construction Journal co-published by UTHM-Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM).  During her service as academic member in UiTM,  she has published more than 300 papers in journals and conference proceedings at international and national  levels in area  of durability in concrete,  lightweight concrete, high performance concrete and bio-concrete, international construction,  strengthening and repair materials for concrete structures using non-corrodible materials. Nano, bio-concrete and high resistance cement materials to fire are the new area of her interest.  She actively involved in research and consultation works and was granted totaling more than RM 1 million for the last five years of research grant from government agencies and industries.   At present, she is supervising eighteen Ph.D  students  and eight of them have graduated.  She was promoted to full Professor in 2015.

Mr. Mike W. P. Lim

Treasurer

Mike Lim has long experiences in raw materials supply to many industry such as Ceramic, Glass, Animal Feed, Road Marking, Asphaltic Premix and Oil & Gas, as well as many parts of Construction Industry – Plaster/Render, Tile Adhesives, Coatings and Concrete Industry. Has vast technical know-how to introduce Innovative use of latest raw materials.

Have Tertiary Education in Computer Science, UK. Started in Granite Quarry Industry for 5 years. Then went in and currently still in the Calcium Carbonate/Limestone Industry for 22 years, Specialize in Construction Segment for Omya Malaysia Sdn Bhd as Sales Manager.

Ms. Serina Ho

Immediate Past President

Ms Serina Ho has a long experience in the cement and concrete industry.  Serina holds a Chemistry degree from University of Malaya and MBA Degree from University of Hull, UK.  She is a member of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and the President of American Concrete Institute, Malaysia Chapter. Serina has a vast experience in both cement and concrete industry. She has held position as Chemist in cement plant, in charge of quality and R&D of cement products.  She has also held position as  Product Manager in ready-mixed company, responsible for developing and marketing of concrete products.  Currently she is the Manager, Technical and Product Development in Hume Cement. Not one to shy from public speaking, she is an excellent communicator and has more than 20 years of experience in public speaking and training.

Mr. Zack Lim

Board of Director I

Lim Eng Hock (Zack) earned his bachelor degree as a production engineer from The City University (London) in year 1981. He worked for 6 years in the construction industry before setting up his own company specialized in building factories and warehouses. Having conducted over 50 seminars and workshops, he was certified as a Trainer by Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) in July 2016.
Zack introduced Superflat Floor in Malaysia in year 1998 by importing technology from Australia when he was awarded to build the Nestle Distribution Centre as a main contractor. In year 2000, Zacklim Flat Floor Specialist was incorporated to venture into specializing in the construction of super flat floors which Asia lacks and later having achieved building floors of world class standards. Over 33 years in construction, he has amassed great experience and gained international recognition having constructed industrial flooring jobs in Asia. He has been actively involved in working with and advising young engineers, contractors & ready-mixed suppliers and extolling the virtues of best practices of concrete flooring construction.
He was Immediate Past President of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Kuala Lumpur Chapter and had organized seminars, networking sessions to develop the standard of concrete construction and related trades not only in Malaysia but also in Asia.
He is the founding member of Concrete Floors Asia (CFA) consisting 11 international professional members with the objective of delivering best practices in floor construction and to promote world class standard floors in Asia.
He is the Vice President of Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM) and also a council member of Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI) with objective to foster regional integration for the concrete and construction fraternity and to promote excellence in the industry through pooling of information, seminars, talks and technical visits and also to provide a communication channel for government of the region to solicit advice on construction related matters.

Ir. Ng Kok Seng

Board of Director II

A professional engineer who had served in various capacities for almost 38 years in the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), Malaysia, before retiring in June 2018. Prior to his retirement, he was the Director of the River Basin Management Division and Design and Dam Division. Ir Ng has vast experience in planning, design, and management of project implementation and construction works related to flood mitigation, urban drainage, river works and agriculture irrigation/drainage projects including several years of involvement in the repair/rehabilitation of hydraulic structures. During his tenure in DID, he was posted to various offices including the Kuala Lumpur Flood Mitigation Project, North-west Selangor Integrated Agriculture Development Project, Malaysia Agriculture Parks (Shah Alam), DID Terengganu, Specialist Services Division, Bakun Dam, (Sarawak Hydro Sdn Bhd), River Basin Management Division and The Design and Dam Division. Ir Ng was the former President of ACI KL Chapter for the term 2010/2012. 

Mr. Low Chong Meng

Committee Member ( Melaka State Rep)

Mr. Low is the Managing Director of CMCS ENGINEERING SPECIALIST SDN.BHD since 1990. He has 32 years practical experiences in construction industry. His expertise is in waterproofing work, concrete repair work, soil investigation, counter proposal for building design. Currently Mr. Low is a member of Technological Association Malaysia, ASEAN technician, committee member of Malacca Building Contractors Association, and Board of Director II of American Concrete Institute Malaysia Chapter. 

Dr. Payam Shafigh

Executive Committee Member

Payam Shafigh has received his doctoral degree (with distinction) in Structural Engineering & Materials from University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2013. He obtained his MSc (Civil Engineering-Structure) and BSc (Civil Engineering) from University of Mazandaran, Iran. After his doctoral degree he appointed as Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya for two years and currently he is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. He received a number of national and international awards such as 2nd place award the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in concrete cube strength competition in 2000; ACI-Iran chapter award for the best MSc thesis in civil engineering in 2003 and 1stplace award the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya for the highest number of ISI publications in 2012. He has supervised 9 MSc students and, currently, he has 3 MSc and 9 PhD students under his supervision. He has taught courses of Concrete Technology, Theory of Structure, Structural Design, and Strength of Material at the undergraduate level. His research interests include Concrete Technology, Lightweight Concrete, Concrete Pavement, Concrete Composites and Strengthening of Concrete Structures. 

SIVARAJ ANNAMALAI

Comittee Member

SIVARAJ ANNAMALAI has experience in the field of Civil, Structural & Geotechnical Engineering both design and construction as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR. Currently as Senior Engineer in General Electric Inc specialised in Power Plant Construction & Commissioning. He has delivered the first Ultra SuperCritical (USC) Power Plant in Southeast Asia & first Waste-to-Energy plant in Malaysia. He is actively involved in Power Plant work across South East Asia, mainly Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia & Philippine.

He graduated with Civil Engineering from Universiti Malaya. He also hold a AIAC Certificate of Adjudication and qualified CIPAA Adjudicator under CIPAA 2012.

Dr. Amrul Kaish

Committee Member

Obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2008 from Chittagong University of University & Technology, Bangladesh. He started his career in a construction company and later he moved to Housing & Building Research Institute (HBRI), Bangladesh as a Research Fellow for 2 years. He received his Ph.D. in Civil & Structural Engineering from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2015. This was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the same institute for 1 year. Dr. Kaish Joined Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) in 2016 as a Lecturer of Structural Engineering. He has authored and co-authored over 50 publications in prestigious scholarly journals and conferences in the area of high performance cementitious composites, repair and strengthening of concrete structures and alternative materials for concrete. His current research focuses on the advanced cement based composites for structural strengthening. He is also a reviewer of several prestigious international journals published by Elsevier, Techno press, MDPI, Springer, etc. He has advised 1 Ph.D. and 3 Masters Students so far. Currently, he is serving IUKL as Head of Postgraduate Programme (HOPP) in the department of Civil Engineering.

Chris Yong

Comittee Member

Started my career as a sales executive in concrete admixture in 1997. With more than 20 years of experience in technical sales and operation for concrete admixture. Over the 20 years of experience manage to start 2 admixture factories in Malaysia. I have been involved in numerous projects such as Terengganu Water Barrage, Pantai STP, Hulu Terengganu Hydro Power, MRT Package 5 and many more. Currently in charge of local and international sales of concrete admixture.

Assoc. Prof. Teo Wee

Committee Member

TEO WEE is currently an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at the Heriot Watt University Malaysia. He received his BEng degree and PhD in Civil Engineering from the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. Before joined academic, he practiced as structural engineer for several years in civil and structural consultancies in the UK. He involved with many building structural design as well as bridge assessment projects.

Teo’s began his research on shear failure of structural concrete. Presently his primary research focus mainly on the strengthening and retrofitting of concrete structures, especially on using advanced FRP composite strengthening techniques. Besides that, his other research interests include high performance cementitious materials such as UHPC and ECC, and also performance-based seismic design and assessment of concrete structures.

He is currently the corporate member of the Institute of Concrete Technology UK (MICT), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology UK (MIMarEST) and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM). He is a registered Professional Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council UK.

Mr. Yeo Shih Horng

Sarawak Representative

Mr. Yeo Shih Horng has obtained his Master in Engineering Science from University of Malaya in 2013. His expertise includes concrete forensic, high early strength concrete, marine concrete, ultrahigh performance concrete, low heat concrete, precast accelerated curing, and fibre reinforced concrete.
He had involved in various projects i.e. study on structural Integrity of Wisma Karamunsing, Besut large pour reinforced concrete barrage, MARA building Inspection, port construction of Vale Malaysia Minerals, Petronas T9 Building, B-Braun Penang façade wall, Absolute Deal Warehouse Building, and Singapore Thomson Line tunnel lining accelerated curing.
Now he is pursuing his PhD in very high early strength concrete. He also works as a concrete material consultant in YSH Advanced Engineering & Structures and technical expert for TÜV SÜD PSB (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Currently he is a committee member in American Concrete Institute Kuala Lumpur Chapter and Co-op Member of the Civil & Structural Engineering Technical Division of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM).

Mr. Eric Soong

Committee Member

Eric obtained his Bachelor and Masters in Engineering in Australia in the year 2006 and 2012. He spent some 6 years in environmental engineering consulting in Australia where he gained significant experience in playing leading technical roles in many major complex engineering and environmental projects. On returning to Malaysia in 2013, Eric took on a leading role in managing and leading the technical advisory support to the Sales and Marketing Team in the decorative concrete industry. Over the last 5 years, Eric has worked proactively with the manufacturing arm to explore environmentally friendly decorative concrete paving products.

Oscar R.H Teng

Media Comittee

Mr. Oscar is a specialist in concrete/cementatious decorative and facade mixture. To be specific, Mr. Oscar focuses on Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) and other light weight concrete facade. Graduated from Monash University in Bach. Civil and Environmental Engineering, his goal is always to create concrete that can beautify the current dull concrete jungle of city life. With 5 years of experiences in Concrete Facade industry, he has managed to assist in designing concrete facade at not only on private buildings that include but not limited to bungalows and condominiums, but also commercial buildings like arches on KL-Selangor Boundary and also decorative item of commercial factories.  

On the other hand, Mr Oscar is also a consultant on construction contract dispute which assist contractors on claiming issues. 

Mr. Sivakumar Balachandran

Executive Committee Member

CEMEX 

Mr. Kathiravan Subramaniam

Executive Committee Member ( Perak rep)

JKS Repairs Sdn Bhd

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