30 March 2024
Half Day Talk on Post-Installed Technologies and Design to Malaysia Standard MS EN 1992-4:2023, MS EN 1992-1-1:2010 and TR069

In-collaboration with

Hilti (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.


Date                    :         Saturday, 30 March 2024

Time                    :         9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Venue                 :         TROVE Johor Bahru

Speaker             :         (1) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniel Looi Ting Wee (2) Ir. Mun Yew Fai



Designing steel-to-concrete and concrete-to-concrete connection in accordance with the latest local and international codes can be a very challenging task, given that these topics are not widely discussed in technical forums and not within the scope of any undergraduate civil engineering degree syllabus.

The first session of the seminar will be presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniel Looi from Sunway University, also the Chair for the MS EN 1992-4 (2023), to share how the latest Malaysian Standard can help structural engineers to achieve code-compliant post-installed fastenings design. In 2021, Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) has formed a Working Group (NSC 04/TC 21/WG 07) with members representing government agencies, regulators, manufacturers, research agencies, certifying bodies, academia, builders and consultants to work on the adoption of EN 1992-4 Design of concrete structures - Part 4: Design of fastenings for use in concrete for Malaysia, and to produce its National Annex. The MS EN 1992-4 was successfully launched during the 11th International Conference on Advances Steel Structures (ICASS’2023) held at Kuching in Dec 2023, in the presence of the Director General of DSM. This new standard is an opportunity for structural and civil engineers to design and install anchors in such a way that our buildings and infrastructure are safer and more reliable. Historical information on the transition of ETAG to EN 1992-4 will be shared, along with technical insights of the clauses, and the use of design software will be demonstrated.

The second session of the seminar will be presented by Ir. Mun Yew Fai from Hilti Malaysia, to share on the post-installed reinforcement (PIR) design according to MS EN 1992-1-1 (2010) and EOTA Technical Reports (TR069). Concrete-to-concrete connection is very common in Malaysia construction industry. PIR is one of the technologies used to connect new reinforced concrete elements with existing members. PIR is drilled and installed into cured concrete, bonded by a qualified adhesive system in the existing concrete, and usually served as starter-bars and/or to create lap splicing with the reinforcements in new concrete structures on the other side of the interface. Mastering PIR behaviour and specifying their exact performance has been crucial for ensuring building safety. In this session we will discuss the qualification, assessment, and design of PIR for Malaysia construction industry. Also, the use of design software will be demonstrated.




Tentative Programme

8.30 am – 9.00 am


9.00 am – 9.05 am

Welcome Speech by IEM (SB) Organizing Committee

9.05 am – 10.45 am

Session 1: Post-installed anchors / steel-to-concrete connection

10.45 am – 11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Session 2: Post-installed rebars / concrete-to-concrete connection

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm

Question & Answer Session

1.00 pm

Closing & End of Talk




IEM Members

RM 90.00

Non-IEM Members

RM 170.00

Closing Date:  25 March 2024 (Monday)


*The guidebook authored by Looi, Su and Gad, was published by Sunway University Press 2022, worth RM 168.

For more info, click here https://sunwayuniversity.edu.my/press/books/state-of-art-guide-post-installed-reinforcement


Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kindly return the reply slip to the IEM (SB) office before 25 March 2024 together with a non-refundable cheque for the participant fees made payable to The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Southern Branch). Alternatively, you could bank-in the participant fees into the Institution’s Maybank Current Account (No. 5-013920-15708), and to email both the Bank-in and Reply Slips to the Institution. The Institution requests all members co-operation in ensuring fees are paid in advance to the seminar. Please also be reminded that fees will not be refunded to absent participants who have paid, and to also note that all reservations must be paid despite participant cancellations. Thank you for your continuous support of the Institution.

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