|UMM KGBI Team with their miniature building, Candra Surya, in the Indonesian Building Competition (KGBI) at UK Maranatha, Bandung, 19-22 November 2015.|
ONE more achivement was presented by the students of Univerity of Muhammadiyah malang (UMM). They came as the winner of Indonesian Building Competition (KGBI) at Maranatha Christian University in Bandung, November 19-22 defeating the defending champion, Institute of Technology ‘Sepuluh Noveber’ (ITS) team and the host team.
The seizure of the Reka Cipta Griya Indonesia Cup from the Ministry of Research and Technology and Higher Education occured competitively. UMM team had to compete with the other 32 selected proposals and became one of the ten finalists presenting their works in Bandung. Relying on the miniature building named “Candra Surya’, UMM team succeeded getting rid the other nine finalists,among others are ITS, ITB, UB and Bandung Polytechnic.Bandung.
The Dean of Faculty of Engineering UMM, Ir. Sudarman, M.T. said that the winning itself is the result of well preparation after failing to be the winner in previous competition. “As the host of the competition in last year, we were defeated. We learned from mistakes and set a better preparation. Alhamdulillah,this time we are the champion,” he said.
According to the Candra Surya team’s advisor, Ir. Lukito Prasetyuo, M.T., the winning was triggered by the predominance of presentation, implementation method and aesthetics. The making of the by UMM team scored the fastest time and was stated as the most aesthetic and shock-resistant work.
As the result, UMM team won in three categories; creativity in designing building, relevancy of implementation, and implementation method of construction. “I call it a-dancing-yet-not collapsing building. Our strength lays on the jointing technique between the column and foundation,” he explained.
He also added that technicaly, all finalists had the same smount of materials and the same resistance of beam. What made us different from others was our jointing technique. This is what determines the resistance of a bulding. “It could be stronger but expensive. However, we intended to build a flexible yet not really expensive one,” he said.
The UMM KGBI team consists of mahatma Aji pangestu, Dedy Anggara putra, Ridho Surtawaldi and the other 15 members. They had three months to design the building. As the winner, they obtained IDR12.500.000 as the prize and IDR5.000.000 as development funding. “Alhamdulillah, UMM really supports us to win,” said Aji Pangestu.
Meanwhile, at the same time, UMM also delegate a team to participate in the Indonesian Bridge Competition (KJI). In the contest, UMM team, Surya Wirasena, won the category of the fastest finishing of arch bridge. This is not the first winning of UMM. Previously, UMM team won the category of steel bridge in 2009 and 20010 and also the category of arch bridge in 2011.(zul/nas/t_far)