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Application of Technology in Building Infrastructure in Indonesia

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 09:03

JAKARTA - Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that the research and innovation technology has been implemented in various infrastructure projects built by the PUPR Ministry and resulted in a better quality infrastructure, faster and cheaper.

As reported from (5/9), Basuki Hadimuljono explained that in the field of water resources has been applied precast concrete technology for weirs, river basin controls, irrigation channels and water gates to optimize the use of water and saving irrigation systems water.

The PUPR Ministry has also used the Modular Wahana Apung system for developing Floating Shelter of Rumah Baca and the Tambak Lorok Floating Residents Meeting Hall, Semarang and the Floating Bridge in Cilacap.

To build the Flyover Klonengan project, the PUPR Ministry uses Corrugated Mortar Busa Pusjatan (CMP) Technology which saves up to 70% and up to 50% processing time. Not only that, PUPR also uses Vacuum Preloading technology to raise the soil effective stress and accelerate the soft soil consolidation process.

Vacuum Preloading is useful for building roads on soft soils, this has been applied to the construction of the Palembang-Indralaya Toll Road and will be applied at Toll Road Pemalang-Batang. Another option of soft soil reinforcement technology with mini piles and plate load transform is geogrid with stone sand with a certain thickness applied on the Pekanbaru-Dumai Toll Road.

Another technology that has been successfully applied to build a highway structure in the middle of heavy traffic conditions is Sosrobahu Technology, which has been used on Wiyoto Wiyono Toll Road structure, Metro-Manila Toll and will be applied to Elevated Jakarta-Cikampek II Toll Road.

All this is presented when opening the 4th International Conference on Earth Science and Engineering organized by Andalas University, in Padang, West Sumatra (28/8). Basuki Hadimuljono explained, "With this conference, hopefully, there will be many inputs to support infrastructure development work in Indonesia, especially in West Sumatra."

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