Professional Engineers Ir. Chong Pang Chong, & Ir Kong Soo Yit established Perunding Rekacekap Sdn Bhd as a full service Civil & Structural Consulting firm in 1996 based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We spoke to Ir. Kwong Kar Kitt, Project Director who provides insight into their successful practice
“We focus on a range of low and high rise development including residential, offices, hospitals, and institutional buildings. It’s an interesting mix of challenges, Some of our more notable projects are include Women and Children Hospital Kuala Lumpur, The Cruise Puchong, & Serdang Cardiology Hospital, a US$75 Million specialist 260 bed facility which is currently under construction in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur.”
“A few years ago, I noticed that my engineers needed to learn a range of different software in order to model and design a single project, especially when considering Reinforced Concrete and Foundation Design. This wasn’t particularly productive and meant that I had to support a range of different software applications.
My drafting team also needed to spend plenty of time to arrange detailing into drawing sheets. They had to manually cut the excessive detailing to fit the title block and rationalize our designs and detailing with manual grouping for columns and beams.
BIM was also becoming an increasingly important service we had to offer our clients. They were demanding that we employ BIM compatible solutions to enable us to coordinate projects with architects and other project team members.
This was wasting considerable time. I was looking for a complete solution, where these processes were integrated and in one software.”
“I was fascinated with what Prota was doing, and after careful consideration of all solutions in the market we acquired ProtaStructure in 2017. Its been a great choice, not only did it solve the problem I’d been facing with drawing production and BIM interfacing with my clients, but it is also user friendly and has significantly enhanced our Project delivery capabilities.
ProtaDetails has really helped with organised drawings into sheet with its auto-truncation, grouping and intelligent arrangement capabilities. We’ve also taken advantage of the very useful library of component design and detailing macros it has including retaining wall, stair, pile cap and pile design.
ProtaBIM has allowed us to move models bi-directionally between ProtaStructure and Revit which has not only helped us meet demanding client requirements who want to see whats going on, its also saved time with project coordination as we’re not having to resolve so many RFI’s during construction, its been great.”
ProtaStructure is a very versatile software which has enhanced the quality of our building design and reduced project delivery times. It also meets all of the local authority requirements for structural submissions for both British and Eurocodes providing all the design documentation to aid compliance.
The software is easy to learn and backed by a very responsive support team that have provided useful advice and guidance when I’ve need it. They’ve also been open to suggestions and ideas, a number of which I’ve seen introduced into the software. We’ve been very happy with our investment in ProtaStructure.”