Salimar #5: Initiating EPC Project Management

On Friday, April 26 2024, the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FT UB) together with the Alumni Association (IKA) again held an Alumni Teaching Session (SALIMAR). Entering its 5th Series, this event is being held in a hybrid manner. Around 300 students filled the Prof. Auditorium. Ir. Suryono FTUB was active this morning until noon.

Salimar #5 focuses on the theme of Orchestrating Engineering & Project Management in the EPC Sector, EPC Engineering-Procurement-Construction, the stages in a construction project that involves many engineering disciplines.

The event opened with remarks from Ir. Iwan Suprijanto, ST., MT., FIDSK, Director General of Housing, Ministry of PUPR. The chair of the FT UB Alumni Association (IKA), who is also a UB Architecture Alumni ’90, opened the opportunity for all participants to discuss with the presenters.

“We are trying to present direct practitioners with technology that is currently in use to be introduced further to students, use this opportunity as well as possible,” he said.

The Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Student Entrepreneurship at FTUB also expressed similar things. Dr. Eng. Ir. Herry Santosa, ST, MT, IPM., encouraged participants to ask as many questions as possible to the presenters.

“This is still Salimar #5, in the future there are still several more sessions of course with the latest technology to be introduced, don’t waste this opportunity!” he said.

As the first speaker, Satrio Agung Wijonarko, ST., IPM., 2005 Mechanical Engineering alumni and Project Engineering Manager in the EPC Division of PT. PP, shares tips on becoming a superior engineer. The material presented provides practical insight for participants who want to achieve success in the engineering field.

Meanwhile, Ir. Eddy Herman Harun, IPU, Operations Director for EPC at PT. PP, was the second speaker. He discusses EPC project management in detail, providing a deep understanding of the dynamics and challenges of being a Project Manager.

“A project manager must master all parts, both technical and non-technical! Here the role of an engineer is very necessary because he must be able to calculate the details in it!” concluded Eddy.

Salimar is not just a place to share knowledge, but also strengthens networks and collaboration between alumni and students. With a high enthusiasm for learning, it is hoped that participants can apply the insights gained to contribute to the dynamic and rapidly developing engineering industry.