New testing materials centre launched
THE Materials Testing Centre (MTC) was launched as an official business arm of Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) yesterday, following its recent upgrade from laboratory status.
ITB’s Acting Vice-chancellor, Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah Hj Sulaiman, said the centre aimed to generate income and boost the university’s endowment fund.
Equipped with modern testing machines and equipment, the MTC provides a wide range of quality control testing services of construction materials such as steel re-bars, and welded steel fabric.
The centre is also capable of characterising metals, plastics, ceramics and timbers. Tests can be carried out for compliance of construction materials to local and international standards.
Present to open the MTC as an official business arm of ITB yesterday was Education Minister Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong.
The testing services and facilities are open to private and public organisations as well as members of the community at nominal charges.
The Brunei Times