1. High Damping Natural Rubber Bearing (HDNRB):

    • A Malaysian innovation, developed at the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre in the UK, a research lab belongs to Malaysian Rubber Board.

    • HDNRB provides better seismic isolation systems that enable the bridge to withstand a far field earthquake up to 7.5 of the Richter scale.

    • 2,704 units of HDNRB are installed for Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

  2. Green Building Index (GBI).

    • Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Toll Plaza Complex is the first building in Penang awarded with Platinum rating for the Green Building Index (GBI).

    • The Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Integrated Toll Plaza / Bandar Cassia PLUS Toll Plaza is also awarded with a Gold rating for the GBI.

    • The Toll Plaza Complex is designed by using 80% Industrial Building System (IBS) that have minimum impact to the environment, better quality control and faster.

  3. First embankment designed for an upgraded secondary consolidation criterion.

    • The 7km land expressway linking the bridge with the PLUS Expressway on the mainland is designed and constructed for 50mm settlement in 20 years, the first expressway designed with this requirement in Malaysia.