Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping
HALF- DAY TECHNICAL VISIT TO SMART TUNNEL
IEM G&S organised a half day Technical Visit on 8 Dec 2007 to SMART Motorway Control Center Jalan Davis, Off Bulatan Kg Pandan. Total of 20 participants with 13 IEM members, UCSI (University College Sedaya International) students, 1 IET member and 2 private individuals participated in the visit. The visit started at 9.30 and ends at 20 noon.
This visit was an excellent opportunity to understand the concept of smart tunnel which has been verbiage to most of us. The philosophy behind flood mitigation via smart tunnel a premier project in KL was explored. The visit was handled by Smart JV whom involved in project planning till the execution. They are given the concession for 10 yrs in managing the smart tunnel. Their warm welcome and excellent briefing has indulged all the members. Everyone given the opportunity to watch video presentation and followed by sharing session – Tea Break.
The presentation and Q&A session covered the project planning, construction, smart tunnel concept, Engineering innovation and latest technologies in tunnel building. The talk was concluded with soft part of the operation (i.e. challenges and limitation) and public and government related issues.
Indeed all of us concluded that the Smart Tunnel is definitely an Engineering wonders made in Malaysia by Malaysian. The Engineering acumen complemented by Hunger for Innovation has astonished all of us. The Malaysian Capability in development far surpluses by what is always commented by public.
As a nutshell, the visit was very fulfilling and eye-opener to many of us in the field of tunnel construction.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping
AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED !!!... The Engineering Interactive Gathering (EIG),... proudly brought to you by Engineering Society of University of Malaya (ESUM) officially known as "Persatuan Kejuruteraan Universiti Malaya (PKUM)"... as part of our efforts to foster closer ties, relationships and networking among young engineers, engineering professionals and students.
(Organised by Engineering Society of University of Malaya )
DATE : 19 - 20 January 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)
VENUE : Port Dickson Golf & Country Club, Port Dickson
EIG is a 2 days - 1 night gathering which involves young engineers, engineering professionals and students from local universities. The main objective of EIG is to enhance the relationship between the local undergraduates, engineers from , (IEM) and company representatives from different engineering industries besides to widen the social circle / networking and knowledge concerning engineering field.
This exclusive gathering aims:
* To generate awareness of undergraduates about the importance of aids given, and the close bond between IEM and the future engineers via the membership drive of IEM
* To maintain the close bond between IEM, engineering companies and undergraduates in Faculty of Engineering
* To provide a good opportunity for undergraduates to meet up with high calibre experienced engineers
* To expose the job offered by companies to undergraduates or fresh graduates
* To promote intervarsity activities that can tighten the relationship among local undergraduates
Wanna find out more about us The Young Engineers Section of social and professional networking but no formal occasions? Then this is it, come and join us... this will prove to be a great opportunity for all of us, seniors (graduates) and juniors (students) to learn and share knowledge & experience among us within the engineering fraternity. After all, we are all present and future engineers of today and tomorrow! As such all of you, engineering students as well as young engineers and graduates are welcomed to participate in this exquisite event... TRULY AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED !!! (IEM G&S-YES) or want to widen your
Interested and wish to know more ???… Well, for further enquiries and details, please do not hesitate to contact the following:
ð Ng Siew Kian (012-4964577 / ngsiewkian@yahoo. com.my)
ð Chew Kheng Yuen (012-6630252 / chew_cky@hotmail. com)
With that, look forward to your participation. Till then, have a nice day!…
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Sunday, December 09, 2007
Blogged by: Lee Mei Ping
Article for IEM G&S Summit report 2007 (Cont'd)
Date : 31st
Venue : IEM
Participants : 3 rep from HQ, 2 rep from Penang Branch, 4 rep from Miri Branch, 8 rep from Sabah, 1 rep from Southern
Day 1 :
All the representatives were introduced to each other and each branch representative was given 20 minutes to present branch report for the last 1 year calendar as shown in photo below :
After the branch report section, all representatives were invited to have tea break that had been prepared by the host. Later, the scheduled was followed by G&S conference where all participants were seriously discussed all the agendas that are going to benefit all IEM graduate engineers and students. Some of the discussed agendas were change of name G&S to YES, membership issue, Hong Kong delegation 2008 and coming YEAFEO 2007 at Philippine. Apart from that,
At night, we were all invited to have dinner at Kampung Nelayan, it was a famous place in
Day 2 :
We all woke up early and our pounding hearts would bring us to Pulau Manukan, one of the favourite spot for diving in
Day 3 :
We bid our farewell to all the representatives and we have promised to see each other at Penang Branch for our G&S Summit 2008.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping
IEM-IET Talk on Principle of Motor.
Synopsis of Talk:
DC motors have been known for their simplicity and ease of control especially in applications that are related to precision motion control. However, with the advent of digital signal processing technologies and power electronic converters, the use of dc motor drives has been replaced by ac-motor vector drives in many applications. Vector drives attempts to control an ac motor like a dc motor.
This talk will introduce the scalar drives and explain the basic principles/benefits of vector drives. Its aim is to provide some fundamental information for mechanical and electrical engineers who are involved in the operation and maintenance of vector drives.
Biodata of speaker:
Dr. Hew Wooi Ping obtained his BEng. (Electrical) and Master of Electrical Engineering from UTM. In 2000, he graduated with a PhD from University of Malaya. He has been working on vector
drives since 1994. He has been teaching electrical machines and drives in the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Malaya since 1998. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping
An exclusive night I shall say, where the Young Professionals Alliance (YPA) was launched. It was held on 17th November 2007, Saturday at 5.15pm. The venue of the event was at Si Khiong Star Car Showroom, 15 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
The wonderful event was launched by YB Dato Liow Tiong Lai, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.
Video shown below. Enjoy...
Monday, November 12, 2007
Venue : IEM Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Petaling Jaya
Speaker :. Mr. Satha A. Maniam
Total Participants : 81 pax
Mr. Satha a well known individual in the field of lightning and surge protection as well as grounding and bonding, had everyone pinned to their seats with his enthusiastic talk. The evening was full with clouds of information and excitement as everyone cooperatively participated in the talk.
The talk was a practical approach to the recommendation of the standards, which referenced to BS6651: 1999 with additional references to IEC62305. The talk also discussed on the difference of direct strike protection and secondary surge protection as well as the measures necessary to ensure equipment functionality.
In addition, the talk was rejuvenated with many practical cases from actual scenarios with animation to enhance the understanding of the standards.
Blogged by Lee Mei Ping
IEM G&S -YES retreat!!!
Here is our IEM YES retreat at
Yes, it is 8 &
Firstly, have to introduce our two new IEM YES volunteer from UM and Alstorm – Chi Hoe and Jin Kiat.
After short self-introduction and IEM YES presentation, we prepare ourself for dinner. The food stall has quite nice food (But it might just because we all have waited too long for the food). The bad is some flies keep flying above our dishes when we are eating. Yucks *-*
After dinner, guys go out to enjoy their Saturday night and girls stay in apartment watching television and zzzZZZ….
The next morning, nasi lemak and then… 1, 2, 3, 4 one more time 1, 2, 3, 4. Let’s warm up.
We first play volley ball in two teams. And then we play futsal. That is the first time I realize that how hard it can be playing futsal on sand. The final game is guy team VS (girl + 1 guy helper) team. Guess which team is the winner? Anyway, we all have our prize. One ice-cream. Yeah.
Come to Port Dickson, how can we forget to swim? And we are not only swimming, but also jumping, throwing, yelling… There is a lot of fun this morning.
Overall, I’m really having a good time. Hopefully more will join us next time. See ya.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
On behalf of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Young Engineers Section ( YES ), we would like to congratulate one of our volunteer, Anwarudin Saidu Mohamed (Imperial College, London) who is one of our volunteer in the PD - Technical Skills.
For you have met the challenge with determination, strength and total confidence!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
10 November 2007 (Saturday)
9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. (Refreshment will be served at 8.30 a.m.)
IEM Conferencef Hall and Penthouse, Bangunan Ingeniur, Petaling Jaya.
Ir. Fong Tian Yong, Ministry of Housing & Local Government
Ir. Hooi Yoke Meng, Pengarah Jabatan Saliran & Pengurusan Sungei, DBKL
Good toilet design has been recognised as the most important factors affecting the cleanliness as compare to maintenance & management, public awareness and enforcement. The recent technological advances worldwide have created more innovative technologies such as water saving toilet, dry toilet, biological treatment, Disabled Person friendly toilet and environmentally friendly toilet. The recent publication of Malaysian Standard on toilet design, toilet rating, maintenance & management will require higher level of professional input from architects and engineers. This colloquium will feature some of the overseas and local experiences on ensuring good toilet design.
Moment of Glory...
The goal is not to emerge as champion but to be an eye opener to everyone.
It is definitely to build our own image as Young Engineers Section (YES!)
"...The big question is whether you're going going to give a big hearty YES! to your adventure..."
Though we did not emerge as the champion, but somehow or rather we are proud to finish at the third placing.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
"The Red Book – The Police & You"
in collaboration with National Young Lawyers Committee (NYLC))
Date : 11th October 2007 (Thursday)
Time : 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Venue : IEM Conference Hall, 2nd Floor,
Speaker : Mr Richard Wee from the KL Bar Committee assisted by Mr Edmund, Mr Devan & Mr Sunil from NYLC
The talk covered the following areas (please refer to the attached Red Book pamphlet for more details):
Extent of police powers to stop a person for questioning
Powers to arrest and search
Issues of remand orders
The layperson's rights throughout the exercise of these powers
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
First Joint IEM YES - IET YMS Activity - Power Quality Talk
Venue : IEM, Petaling Jaya
Speaker :. Dr. R. Vigna Kumaran
Total Participants : 46 pax
It is pleased to announce that Professional Development Technical Skill Portfolio of IEM YES has currently come to agreement with
The talk was divided into two parts, namely Part 1 – Basic of Power Quality Issue, causes and effect, Part 2 – mitigating techniques, voltage harmonic and sagging issue.
In summary, Dr Vigna presented lots of practical case studies that related to Power Industries so that Practical Engineers could understand how’s the motors or generators in factories or power stations to be applied to Power Quality issue, some possible techniques to avoid voltage sagging issue and harmonic effect on the overall system.
Lastly, all the participants are invited to attend coming jointly organized activities in November 2007.