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will continue to expand. Infrastructural construction projects as well as real In this issue, we feature some interesting projects in Malaysia like: By The Sea (pg 6) which is located along the beach in Penang; Windows on the Park (pg 8) where almost half of the land is devoted to a park; and Rimbunan Hijau headquarters (pg 10) which is located along the Rajang River in East Malaysia. We also caught up with the new CEO (pg 12) of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) who shares with us his thoughts on the industry; and the management team of Pecol (pg 16) who tells us more about innovations in green energy. In our Design Feature section, we pay tribute to the late Zaha Hadid (pg 52), a renowned British architect. We also highlight some of the winners in the World Architecture News Awards 2015 (pg 54) and the Grands Prix Du Design Award (pg 56). You may also be interested to know that rooftops can be converted into park space (pg 58), a transformation recently completed at Google’s new office in Silicon Valley. If you are looking for design inspiration, read about architects who are collaborating with lighting experts to create unique interiors in Canada (pg 60); and preserving local heritage in Vietnam (pg 62). Meanwhile, if you have suggestions to offer, projects to highlight or events that you would like us to cover, please drop us a note. Happy reading! ERIC TAN, Editor

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHT 6 By The Sea, Batu Feringghi, Penang 8 Windows on the Park, Cheras, Selangor 10 Rimbunan Hijau HQ, Sibu, Sarawak


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SPECIAL FEATURE 12 Interview with Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, CEO of CIDB Malaysia 16 Interview with PECOL Management team NEWS & EVENTS 18 CIDB: Construction Industry Transformation Plan (CITP) 20 CIDB joint enforcement on construction sites 22 REHDA Property Industry Survey 2H 2015 and Property Forum 2016 24 Terreal celebrates Stockist Nite 2016 26 ASLI Greater KL & Smart City Summit 2016 28 Professional Designers Programme at EFE 30 CIDB - REHDA pen MoC to promote sustainable practices 32 Green Building Index (GBI) celebrates sustainability milestone 34 Tan Sri Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award 2016 35 MTC seminar on Global Timber Industry 36 Samsung Electronics SEA Forum 2016 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 38 Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care and Jotashield Colour Extreme from Jotun 40 Inovar continues to lead in floor coverings 42 record Automatic Doors high-performance automatic door systems 44 Monier® Horizon™ 8 Roofiing System 46 Central Geo, specialists in demolition and recycling for redevelopment 50 LAMANO Velvet Series DESIGN FEATURE 52 Tribute to Zaha Hadid 54 World Architecture News Awards 2015 56 Grands Prix Du Design Award 9th edition 58 Moffett Place High Garden, California 60 Pavilion Financial Corporation, Montréal 62 Saigon House, Ho Chi Minh City


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Project Highlight

The project’s entrance statement.

Beachfront project in Penang offers seaview with laid back village lifestyle

Developer Selangor Dredging Berhad’s project along the prime Batu Feringghi stretch in Penang, Malaysia, promises luxurious living by the sea.

View of the stairs by night. 6 Building & Investment |

LOCATED ON a quiet stretch along Penang’s famed Batu Ferringhi beach, the aptly named By The Sea project comprises 138 residential suites in three low-rise condominium blocks ranging from five to 11 storeys high; spread across 4.7 acres of freehold land. All three blocks are surrounded by a rustic landscape of manicured garden comprising betel nut, saga and coconut trees native to the island. There are also extended sand zones, a poolside function room, garden courtyards, and a walking path for strolls beside a natural river cutting across the property. In and around the shady landscape of tropical plants are ample quiet pockets of space complete with outdoor benches and hammocks. The overall conceptual landscape of By The Sea evokes the nostalgic charm of a seaside village and fosters a sense of community living.

The suites within the development offer unobstructed panoramic view of the Straits of Malacca while green hills form the backdrop. All podium suites have their own private terrace while the duplex executive suites have their own roof terraces where the simple pleasure of a barbecue under the open sky can be enjoyed. All residents have acess to the communal pool with uninterrupted view of the seafront creating the ultimate visual of a ‘by the sea residences’. The commercial plot across the river creates another unique environment where residents can enjoy the conveniences of an urban lifestyle, from dining to shopping without the usual hustle and bustle that would disrupt the idyllic setting. The 8,000 sq ft retail and F&B spaces is a new hub within this sleepy stretch of the town. The two storey lantern-like commercial building

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The development’s commercial block.

View of the landscape deck.

View from the pool deck.

forms a landmark within the long stretch of Batu Ferringhi beach. It is surrounded by extensive stretch of land- and river-scape which is conducive for all forms of activities or events. „


Balcony view.

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Project Highlight

Highrise living beside a park.

Highrise living outside Kuala Lumpur where park land takes centre stage Developer SDB allocates almost half of the land for ‘Windows on the Park’ for the development of a park.

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FOR MOST developments, the landscaping, parks or any kind of greenery are usually introduced as fillers, after all available space has been utilised for the building construction. Landscaping usually takes second place after the physical apartment blocks or rows of houses. With Windows on the Park, developer Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) reverses the approach, giving the development of the park priority over physical buildings. Before anything else, space was set aside for a park large enough to serve the needs of the entire community. Only then were the three multistorey residential blocks constructed on the remaining portion of the land. Three archways at strategic locations will serve as gateways from one zone of the park

to another, or as ‘windows’ through which you will be able to gaze at activities around the park. There will be zones for peaceful and quiet pastimes such as reading or the more vigorous activities that children engage in such as running and playing; and for those with an active lifestyle, there are tracks for jogging and cycling. For badminton enthusiasts, there will be a court inside the multi-purpose hall where they can practice their serves and smashes. A swimming pool and gym complete the facilities for a healthy lifestyle. The focus on the park is only natural, given the impact nature has on our well-being. Research has shown that children’s cognitive function improves dramatically when they move into a home surrounded by more green

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One of the unit’s living room.

Typical balcony overlooking the park.

Almost half the development land dedicated to the park.

Dry kitchen area.

Music room.

spaces or park. Time spent communing with nature has also been shown to contribute to, among others, fewer physical ailments and speedier recovery from illness. The positive health effects of Windows on the Park is only part of the reason to invest in this new development. The project is the only luxury high-rise in a residential area of terrace, semi-detached and bungalow houses. Windows on the Park is located at Bandar Tun Hussein Onn (Cheras Selatan) outside of Kuala Lumpur city. It is located on a 8.98-acre freehold land with 4.2 acres taken up by the landscaped park. The project features three blocks of high-rise condominiums with a total of 540 units. The units are mainly three- and four-bedroom with size ranging from 916 to 4,311 sq ft. Features include earthquakeresistant buildings and 24-hour security with three-tier security screening. „ More information at Building & Investment | 9

Project Highlight

Rimbunan Hijau Group takes off with headquarters sited along the river Kumpulan Design in association with Arkitek KDI Sdn Bhd proposed a swan-like design by the river for Sarawak-based company.

DESIGNED AFTER the graceful swan, the headquarters for Rimbunan Hijau Group (RH Group) is located along the mighty Rajang River in Sibu, a city in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Kumpulan Design in association with Arkitek KDI envisaged “a swan embracing the globe” to symbolise their client’s worldwide business. The design is also inspired by the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RH Group’s headquarters comprises a pair of 12-storey office towers with an area of approximately 158,000 sq ft that can accommodate around 600 staff. It features a landscape promenade and an outdoor covered amphitheatre on ground level facing the riverbank. The amphitheatre creates a 10 Building & Investment |

public realm that brings people together to appreciate the river and its surroundings. As the headquar ters of a global corporation, it is not only important that the building should project a contemporary corporate image but should also respond and adapt to the local climate. The headquarters is orientated to minimise excessive solar heat gain and to maximise natural lighting. Founded in 1975, RH Group is one of Malaysia’s largest multi-industry companies with business operations across more than a dozen countries. The group is involved in sectors ranging from forestry, aquaculture and oil palm plantations to mining, hospitality and property development. During its early days, the group’s economic activities is centred around the Rajang River,

the longest river in Malaysia, hence it is only fitting that it should locate its headquarters along the banks of the river. „


Special Feature

New CEO at the helm of CIDB

B&I met up with Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, newly appointed CEO of CIDB Malaysia, to catch up on recent industry accomplishments and issues. CO M P L E T E W I T H H A N D - OV E R ceremony, there has been a changing of the guard quite recently (on 1 March, to be exact) at the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) with Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid now at the helm as its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer. In a career path similar to that of his predecessor Dato’ Sri Ir Dr Judin Abdul Karim who retired in December 2015, Ir Ahmad ‘Asri has chalked up more than three decades in public service, half of which with Jabatan Kerja Raya (Public Works Department), as Mechanical Engineer, and the other with CIDB, latterly as Senior General Manager, Management Sector. Other portfolios in CIDB held by Ir Ahmad ‘Asri, as General Manager, include the International Division, the Corporate Division and Development Sector. In between was a three-year stint as President of the Professional Services Development Corporation (PSDC), engaged in the development of capability/capacity in facing challenges of liberalisation and exportability of its services and setting up of an information hub for professional companies. In early March, B&I called on Ir Ahmad ‘Asri for a candid chat on some issues in the construction industry: B & I :   F i r s t l y, o u r h e a r t i e s t congratulations on your recent appointment. On the threshold of both the 11th Malaysia Plan & CITP, what positive factors, do you reckon, will drive and ensure the success of these two programmes? AAAH:  One of the positive factors, for Construction Industry Transformation Plan (CITP) in particular, is the fact that the industry is coming forward and working together with us; like I mentioned earlier, the preparation of CITP was done with the industry and Government agencies and other stakeholders. To-date, we have pledges from 121 industry players in support of CITP. Everybody knows about CITP, the PM, the Ministry and the industry itself so we have to implement it. Now it is a matter of getting full and complete support from the industry, 12 Building & Investment  |

Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid, CEO of CIDB Malaysia.

so to speak. Secondly, I see that in the changes we have been promoting, the take-up has been slow but the good thing is that a lot of mega projects are being implemented. These are bringing in expertise and they are coming forward to us to basically get accredited and get recognised. A good example is the MRT project where MMC Gamuda has come to say ‘why don’t we work together in training, why don’t we adopt say OSHA 18000 for safety?’ Projects of this magnitude bring in a lot of foreign expertise and best practices are emphasised, which, eventually, will cascade down to smaller projects and transform the industry. B&I:  Conversely, given the set time frame for these two programmes, what would be some of the challenges, or negative factors, that CIDB and the industry has to face and overcome to ensure success? AAAH:  From the perspective mentioned earlier, the challengers would be the flip side of the coin, in that smaller-scale companies that are so used to conventional methods don’t want to change and to change them is not easy. The other challenge, basically, perception - for example, we are promoting

building sustainability, MyCREST and all that but the perception is that the cost will be higher. These are negative factors we need to overcome. As for IBS (Industrialised Building System), a lot of people admit that the cost is about the same so we are getting there. Even to go green, for example, the perception is that it is going to cost more money but if you look at the life cycle of the project or building, then it is definitely cheaper in the long run B&I:  In its stewardship of the Malaysian construction industry, CIDB has never failed to collaborate with and ‘learn from the best’, e.g., recently, with the Construction Industry Council, Hong Kong. Who else has CIDB signed such alliances with and for what specific purposes? AAAH:  Actually we have signed more than a hundred collaborations; one of these, signed recently, was with the British Institute of Facility Management (BIFM) because we are now introducing the idea here. The Government has asked that we start registering FM companies and make it compulsory for them to have FM-competent persons and the necessary modules and standards, For safety, we also signed with Landlease,

Special Feature

IBS is a green approach whereby the built environment is protected through systematic and well-planned constrution process. The ability to reduce the effects of construction on the environment will generate less waste materials, less noise and disturbance, minimal defects, lower accident rate and generally improves the overall health and safety conditions for construction workers.

who are doing the Ikea and TRX projects, because they have a very good system of safety control at sites and very good safety record. We are hoping that we can collaborate with them and send people to their projects to observe and learn from them. There is also a collaboration with Petronas that was signed recently, basically on training, because Petronas realise that building of their facilities is also construction. There are a lot of trades where they feel we should accredit and one of these is mechanical fitters in Terengganu. So in order for people to be recognised and work as fitters for Petronas, they have first to be trained and accredited by CIDB. Another collaborator that has come on board is Bayer; they have a very good system of panels for housing that are supposed to be sustainable, insulated, etc and we are working with them. In fact they have already built a show house for us in Cheras at the IBS Centre. When you talk about best practices and learning from the best, the way to go now is through collaboration.

With combined elements of green technology in its construction, this hybrid showhouse uses low emission glass panels to reduce heat absorbtion and room temperature. Building & Investment  | 13

Special Feature

Types of IBS based on precast concrete technology.

B&I:  In Kuching, 30 industry leaders f rom S a r aw a k s i g n e d a p l e d ge of commitment to CITP last week, witnessed by the Honourable Minister of Works. Is this mooted by CIDB, mandatory or voluntary? Also, what is the status for the rest of the country? AAAH:  Actually, there were 33 companies who signed pledges in Kuching and, to date, the overall number is 121, including the 56 that were signed the other day in Melaka. In the Klang Valley, 26 associations and 6 agencies under the Ministry of Works have given their pledges and our target next is Sabah, Penang and Johor. In their commitment to CITP, the undertaking given by these signatories is that they will use what CIDB promotes, e.g., QLASSIC. For the record, these pledges are voluntary, not compulsory, and some are detailed as to what exactly they want to do whereas some are general in scope. B&I:  Driven by CIDB, IBS is designed to resolve multiple issues of foreign labour, construction waste, clean and safe work sites, speed of construction, etc. Yet, the industry has not wholeheartedly embraced and absorbed IBS – what compelling reasons is the industry offering? AAAH:  No. 1 would be the traditional mind-set of building by conventional methods and not wanting to change. No. 2 would be that contractors feel that their ‘power’ is being shifted from them to suppliers of IBS, power meaning the profit margin is higher there, with the suppliers, than here, with them. If you are a contractor 14 Building & Investment  |

Most block types permit site casting and require low production cost.

doing conventional methods, workers and your sub-cons are actually under you, that means, in terms of profit distribution, you are in control. Now you go to IBS suppliers, you are actually at their mercy - they may not deliver or deliver on time and some may even demand advanced payment. CIDB proposal’s, that has been approved by the Government, for the separation or decoupling of procurement will ease contractors’ burden but they will still complain because they will not have control anymore and the margin is smaller. The comparison is the same as between a doctor and pharmacy – the doctor charges for medical check-up and dispensing medicine, the same medicine you can buy direct and probably cheaper from the pharmacy.

Contractors are no different, they make from materials but the minute they go to IBS manufacturers who control these materials, there goes their margin. So it’s about mindset and power, losing its control or having it reduced. In the perception of high cost, they also talk about transportation charges, that manufacturers are not widespread and that more plants should be encouraged, no economy of scale in IBS and so on. Well, according to CIDB statistics, there are 13 manufacturers in Sabah, 11 in Sarawak and 78 in Selangor and with provisions in Budget 2016 for tax holidays and zero import duty on IBS machinery/equipment, we should see higher IBS absorption in the industry during the tenure of CITP. ■

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Special Feature

PECOL - rebranded for a new vision Management team of PECOL speaks to B&I magazine on the recent rebranding as well as its plans for the future. PIONEERING IN THE manufacture and marketing of water heaters back in the early 1970s, Pacific Engineering Sdn Bhd (Pecol), under the trade name PECOL, has, in the ensuing years, carved a niche for itself not only as the regional industry leader but also a premier innovator in energy-saving water heating technology. Since then, PECOL’s scope of business has expanded, from its core activity of producing home electrical units to include a wide product portfolio for commercial and industrial applications, e.g., heat pumps, solar heaters and coffeematic machines, and design systems (standard or customised). But all that, illustrious as it may be, is the recent past – today, in the wake of ownership and management change, PECOL is on the threshold of a new beginning, rebranded for a new vision, under Enormous Achievement Sdn Bhd (EASB). Recently, B&I talked to Pecol’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr James Law, and Vice President, Mr Ramani Nair, on the change that has been charted for PECOL. B&I:  By way of introduction to our readers, could you give us a brief overview on Enormous Achievement Sdn Bhd? EASB:  Enormous Achievement is both a special-purpose vehicle and an investment in Pecol with the PECOL brand in the forefront. Since its establishment in 1968, Pecol has come a long way, through a second change of shareholding and now re-branding via our nationwide Positive Eco-Living campaign to share our expertise and service in innovative water heating technology that saves energy and is environmentally-friendly. That is the gist of what Enormous Achievement is all about. To expand further, we are embarking on a nationwide programme (P2RP) to repair and refurbish PECOL products, tanks that have been and are still in use since the 1970s in more than 4,000 buildings. That’s one of the reasons why we have monopoly of the domestic market with our track record of long-lasting and reasonably-priced products. Even so, we still need to re-strategise and stay ahead of the competition – it is not all about margins and enjoying it ourselves but sharing it with consumers by hitting the market with volume and better pricing.

Pecol’s Vice President Mr Ramani Nair (left) and Director of Corporate Affairs Mr James Law.

For our programmes, we are getting support from Government agencies, for example, grant funding in 2014 from MTDC (Malaysian Technology Development Corporation) to commercialise our hybrid hot water system which allows users to enjoy ‘free’ hot water. B&I:  On this basis, it would be ages before a replacement unit is needed, don’t you think? EASB:  Even with one-time purchases, there is volume out there as the industry is growing; there are so many building projects going on here and overseas - the market is big and we want to go global. This is why the Government is coming in to assist us and why we are getting into ‘contract manufacturing’ offshore on OEM basis, a more viable alternative than capex (for land, factory and machinery) to expand our own production capacity in Malaysia. On the domestic front, we are targeting 1.0 million households by 2018 for PECOL energy-saving products. As far as distribution is concerned, we have our network of associations, of plumbers, building materials suppliers and so on that are territorialised to handle enquiries and orders - everybody knows us, so it is just a matter of announcing what’s available or new. B&I:  Of the PECOL product portfolio of hot water systems, heaters and pumps, which is the bestseller in Malaysia and why?

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EASB:  It would be our heat pumps, because it uses 75% less electricity compared to conventional boilers of the same capacity – heat pumps are basically to heat, not boil, water to 60° or 70°, and are widely used in hotels. Heat pumps are the reverse of air conditioners – primarily for heating and the ‘waste’ is cold air which you throw into lifts, interiors, storage rooms or where drying is needed. Typically, a dual-function 30-gallon heat pump costs about RM9,000.

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“... positive eco-

living is a lifestyle that benefits all, how its impact can be quantified and, more importantly, how it can be lived day-today. This is the vision we want to share with fellow Malaysians.”

Hybrid Eco Solar Water Heater with PecoL® Hyrbid Eco Hot Water Storage.

B&I: P E C O L i s m a r k e t e d a s “Innovations in Green Energy.” What are some of the innovations that feature in your products? EASB:  Innovation is about change, from the norm to something better, say, an additional function, for example. Take our hybrid tank, which is not an electrical product but a storage tank, then, observe how an air conditioner system works – it cools the interior space and expels hot air within into the ambient air or atmosphere as ‘waste’. By installing two additional valves to the air conditioner system, we can harness this waste energy and transform it to functional energy by diverting it to our hybrid tank, where the piping acts as a heat exchanger and transfers heat (from the air conditioner’s outdoor compressor) to what’s in the tank and generate hot water. This is our PECOL® Air-con Water Heater, the world’s first waste heat reclamation heater for heating up water using heat generated by either a single or several split air conditioners. We have a few R&D projects in the pipeline, e.g., the 4-in-1 refrigerant system to be announced in four to five months, so too premature to say more at this time. Other than that, we are continually upgrading and enhancing our line of products in every aspect, i.e., the system itself, valves, switches, materials and so on and re-designing our heat pumps to achieve more than 75% savings in electricity. B&I:  To promote a greener lifestyle among Malaysians, PECOL launched a nationwide “Positive Eco-Liv ing” campaign at IGEM 2015. How is it faring? EASB:  The Campaign is aimed at drawing

Eco Mini Heat Pump.

awareness to our existing lifestyle and its adverse impact on the environment which we are, in fact, borrowing from our future generations. First, we need to stop the damage being done, which right now is going very badly, and then look at recovery. However, the whole idea of stopping is so far away, it has become an impossible dream so reducing the damage is the only reality. Small though it may be our contribution is to engage individuals, communities and corporations to join us and form an umbrella of energy conservationists and savers. Anchored by commercial institutions, such as hotels, at the forefront, we plan to organise a programme where 30-40 participating families, as teams, are invited to a home environment where the lifestyle is basic, i.e., without technology, as in the past. Without compromising their conveniences, our agenda is to show them how we can adopt an eco-lifestyle, living in community and consciously caring for the environment and use of energy. This will be the blueprint, an example that the community worldwide can follow. The question we would pose after the experience is ‘do you want to be part of positive eco-living?’ This issue have been around for a long time but have gone stagnant for a number of reasons, e.g., no continuity, no effort to qualify and quantify findings or effects, lack of facilities and so on. Anyway, to our surprise, a lot of corporations (e.g., Yayasan Hijau, MyHijau) and individuals have placed real interest in our campaign. Given a chance,

we want to take it global, the understanding that lifestyles, and adaptability to change, vary from country to country. B&I:  In your opinion, is enough being done in Malaysia about green technology by, say, the Government, the private sector and the public? EASB:  If enough has been done, we won’t be talking about this today. I would say a lot of effort is yet to be put in by everyone concerned, right from the individual to corporate and the Government. Everyone is involved in bringing this together, everyone is talking about it but not enough is being done. A platform has to be created to come together and this is what we are doing. We are too engrossed in our materialistic life so much so that we are only focused on making money to pay bills, bounded, as it were, by economic slavery. While the Government has launched initiatives and organised activities to promote environmental care, eco-living and all that, these were not scaled up or sustained over time. The thing is, in tackling these issues in the right way where everyone accepts it, we should address them ‘real life’, showing them how positive eco-living is a lifestyle that benefits all, how its impact can be quantified and, more importantly, how it can be lived day-to-day. This is the vision we want to share with fellow Malaysians. ■ More information at Building & Investment  | 17

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Transformation of Malaysian construction industry

CIDB briefs media on IBS adoption in public/private sector projects. PRODUCTIVITY, AS THE ‘primary engine of growth towards Malaysia’s high-income target’, is one of 4 strategic thrusts embodied in the Construction Industry Transformation Plan (CITP), launched at International Construction Week 2015. Under this section, a key initiative, listed as P3, is “accelerate adoption of IBS (Industrialised Building System), mechanisation and modern practices’, highlighted yet again at a recent specially-convened briefing for the media, complete with show-house tour and exhibits. IBS in Brief Pleading the case for IBS, CIDB cited a number of benefits accruable from IBS absorption, i.e., reduction in site labour, less site materials, reduced construction waste, cleaner work environment, safer and speedier building rate and, in totality, lower construction costs. Further, to boost the viability of IBS and mechanisation by IBS component manufacturers/suppliers, a number of economic mechanisms recommended by CITP include: • reduction in import duty for IBS manufacturing and installation equipment to reduce the cost burden for manufacturers/suppliers and increase the supply of IBS components; • tax holiday for suppliers building new qualifying IBS manufacturing plants; • provision of a working capital revolving fund to defray the upfront liquidity burden for contractors who have to provide up-front deposit for IBS component procurement; • decoupling, i.e., separation of IBS procurement from the main contract, thereby relieving contractors of the burden of high financial outlays for purchases from suppliers, with the option for project owners and clients instead to fund and procure directly. Current Status Notwithstanding the advantages of and incentives for IBS, its adoption rate in the construction industry is decidedly low, i.e., (a) 24% of public sector projects ≥RM10 million achieved 70 IBS Score (Source: ICU, JPM) and (b) 14% of private sector projects achieved 50 IBS Score (Source: CIDB). CIDB cited a number of reasons for this shortfall including: • cash flow issues for SME contractors in IBS procurement; • lack of economy of scale resulting in high cost of components; • chicken-and-egg situation of insufficient demand (for IBS components) and few IBS manufacturers/suppliers; • contractors not equipped/experienced and/or trained for project management.

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It is a scenario, CIDB believes, that warrants review and added measures, other than those above-mentioned, such as: • establishment of IBS Promotion Fund, as announced in Budget 2016, to finance, e.g., acquisition of new/used IBS machinery, renovation of existing plant/factory, manpower development, etc.; 18 Building & Investment  |

economic mechanisms to propel IBS absorption, e.g., zero import duty on IBS machines and extended tax holiday (until 2020) for IBS manufacturers; for public sector, pre-approved plans (vetted by JKR) to have IBS even for ≥ RM5 million projects’ higher plot ratio for developers adopting IBS.

At the end of the proverbial rainbow, CIDB’s aspirations, insofar as IBS adoption, are for (a) 100% of public projects ≥RM10 million achieving 70 IBS score and (b) 100% of private projects ≥RM10 million with IBS score of 50. ■

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CIDB joint enforcement on construction sites Led by CIDB Director of KL Federal Territory, 80 participants representing Government authorities/agencies took part in ad hoc site checks. AD HOC CHECKS on construction sites nationwide are all in a day’s work for the Enforcement and Discipline Division of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). Since early 2012 and covering more than 700 localities, these periodic visits, in tandem with other relevant authorities/ agencies and the media in tow, serve to ensure that legal and safety provisions under the Construction Act (Act 520) are complied with at work sites. Aside from CIDB notification and/or execution of duty, inspections are also occasioned by complaints from the public, initiated by local authorities or by special directives from the CIDB management. Following the enactment of Act 520 (Amendment 2011): Certification of Standards Compliance for Building Materials, which came into force 1 June 2015 with a six-month grace period for implementation, the broader aim is now “accountability, integrity and professionalism of the building construction industry in Malaysia.” On the premise that construction can be compromised by sub-standard materials/products and 20 Building & Investment  |

Tuan Haji Razuki Ibrahim, Director, CIDB Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur briefing participants before the site visit.

workforce that threatens public safety and the environment, the three areas of focus are contractors, workers (building personnel) and the public at large. Quite recently, in March 2016, leading yet another enforcement exercise, Tuan

Hj Razuki Ibrahim, CIDB Director Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, reiterated that “fault-finding is not on our agenda”, rather it is about “raising awareness” amongst stakeholders in the industry that they might, in turn, adopt “best practices” in

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Kuala Lumpur Office: No 28, Jalan Perindustrian PBP3, Taman Perindustrian Pusat Bnadar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Tel : 603-8060 8653 Fax : 603-8060 8654

Johor Bahru Office: 45-2, Jalan Titiwangsa 2, Taman Tampoi Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia. Tel 607-241 3801 (5 Lines) Fax : 607-241 3811

their operations. Divided into two groups, about 80 participants, representing the following Government authorities/agencies took part, as in past, in the present site checks (construction of an 8-block building in Jalan Cochrane and a 23-floor apartment development in the vicinity of Jalan Chan Sow Lin): • Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia • Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (Jabatan Kawalan dan Pengawasan Bangunan) • Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Perseketuan KL dan Putrajaya • Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Kuala Lumpur (Wangsa Maju station) • Jabatan Pendataran Negara.

February 2016 and, to date, the record stands at:

Enforcement Fact Sheet CIDB’s last enforcement operation, in collaboration with Jabatan Kesihatan KL Federal Territory and Putrajaya, was back in 23

On disciplinary and legal action taken for non-compliance, it is noteworthy, though, that there were 335 cases reported in 2014 whereas for 2105, the number is more than halved, to 146. ■




State ops (jointly with strategic partners)



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Accreditation of Site Supervisors



Article title: New convention centre provides a meeting place under the ‘Rainforest Trees’ Corrections: The January/February 2016 (Vol 25 No 4) issue of Building & Investment’s Magazine carried an article on the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on pages 12 and 13. In the first page of the article, paragraph 3, the text should read “Sited on a six hectare riverfront site, BCCK forms part of a new marina and tourism development on the Isthmus” not “Isthmus island” and on the second page (13) under Credit list, Roger Chu’s last name was misspelled.

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REHDA Property Industry Survey 2H 2015 and Property Forum 2016 Review of what had been and a look at what is to come.

EXCEPTING A COUPLE of tweaks, there were no major surprises in the Property Industry Survey unveiled by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA) for the 2nd half of 2015 and for 1st half 2016. First off, the Survey, a collation of views from participating Association members, noted, not unexpectedly, a reduction, compared to 1st half 2015, in the number of respondents with project launches, attributed to still prevalent ‘headwinds’, i.e., economic slowdown, slide in crude oil prices, the weakened Ringgit and uncertainties in the domestic political scene. Notwithstanding the carry-over gloom, however, sales performance (residential) was up 12% in 2H 2015 for (a) apartment and condominium, (b) 2-3 storey terrace and (c) single storey terrace, in that order. Again compare to the 1st half of 2015, the 2nd half registered a near 10% increase of first-time buyers and a like decrease in speculative buying by investors. The price range of RM200,001 to RM500,000 still leads the market nationwide excepting Selangor, Penang, Johor and, latterly, Negeri Sembilan, where most launches were for RM500,001 to RM1.0 million with Terengganu showing a ‘first-time’ in the RM250,001 to RM500,000 bracket. Unsold units, whilst still a gnawing issue, is ‘manageable’ though what is worrisome is that end-financing is now a major concern with loan rejection at an alarming rate of 68% as a consequence of credit history, ineligibility of applicants, lower financing margin and limited quota for affordable housing. Other reasons cited for unsold units are ‘the unreleased Bumiputra 22 Building & Investment  |

Quota’, ‘low demand/interest’ (i.e., level of confidence, if not, pessimism, in the economy). Business Operations As in past, developers continue to lament increased costs of doing business, with some having to resort to cost-cutting measures such as less benefits/perks to buyers, freezing recruitment or retrenchment. In production/delivery, project launches have been re-scheduled or scaled down, reverted to low-end development and delayed or cancelled due to inefficient funding and demand, respectively. In construction, the issues of labour (high wages, unskilled and supply shortage) and building materials (high process, inconsistency and shortage of supply) continue to rankle, e.g., sand and brick. Also, aside from ‘no economy of scale (28%)’ and ‘availability of skilled workers (25%)’, the Survey viewed Industrialised Building System (IBS) as costing more (34%) than conventional methods’ - a case, if ever there was one, to engage the Government and its agencies and resolve. 2016 Outlook Whilst more than half (68%) of respondents are pessimistic about the industry in 1st half of 2016 given the current economic climate and weak market sentiments, the other school of thought is that the property market is cyclical, and the demand for residential property is unwavering. Expectations, therefore, are for things to pick up in 2nd half of 2016 in tandem with an improved economy. ■

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Terreal celebrates Stockist Nite 2016 An evening with business partners and clients to celebrate an eventful 2015 and a promising 2016.

Mr Julien Chnebierk, Managing Director of Terreal Malaysia.

APPROPRIATELY ENOUGH, La Nuit Française (French Night) was the theme for the evening when Terreal, Malaysia’s leading manufacturer of clay roof tiles and roofing solutions specialist, got together with its fraternity of stockist partners and customers. With the Terreal sales and marketing team playing host, there was more to the occasion than just camaraderie and cuisine – there was also cause for celebrating what has been, for the company, an eventful 2015. From its customer-oriented manufacturing plant in Kluang to its ever-increasing clientele of building owners, Terreal’s roofing solutions are benchmarked by cost (affordability, durability and easy installation) and energy efficiency, innovation and quality that can be relied on. The Year That Was In reviewing 2015, Mr Julien Chnebierk, Managing Director, Terreal Malaysia, cited the many milestone achievements that have kept the Terreal banner flying high in the preceding year, including: • expansion into the Johor market with opening of new showroom in the state capital; • inaugurating, for the first time worldwide, Terreal’s new logo and tagline “Building Beauty”; • launch of Terreal’s new brochure; • recognition by the Malaysian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFM) of Terreal as the best performing French company in Malaysia; • new iconic projects clinched in China, Taiwan and Penang. The Year Ahead In the ensuing year, given the “slower economic momentum” and lacklustre Malaysian property market, Terreal will be bracing itself for the challenging time ahead by: • accentuating its core principles of quality and innovation for both products and services, while staying loyal to its practised 24 Building & Investment  |

value of CARING;

EFFICIENT & DURABLE I N N O VAT I V E AFFORDABLE BEAUTIFUL S A F E & E A S Y TO I N S TA L L ENERGY EFFICIENT • with the industry-wide endorsement by the Japan Clay Manufacturers Association “clay is a natural cooling material even without insulation material, is much less noisy (20 decibels) than metal and provide durable performance with no maintenance cost”, Terreal will continue to leverage on and highlight these and other benefits of cost-efficient clay roof tiles; • educating/service of business partners and clients through programmes such as ‘roofer training day’ and on-site support; • investing in fundamental research with top Malaysian universities on roof performance to always improve solutions offered to customers (HomeValue+ systems) through product testing, analysis and improvement (e.g., wind-blowing resistance and thermal insulation); • with the industry in mind, yet another exciting new development is the launch of Terreal’s Facebook page, which will enhance accessibility to the full range of the company products and services and to which all visitors are welcome; • launching of Romane Origin, a new reference in terms of aesthetics, as well as a breakthrough unique “Diabolo” flooring product; • continually innovating and offering the best in products and services, taking a holistic approach to all roofing solutions insofar as caring for people, their home and their environment.■

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ASLI Greater KL & Smart City Summit 2016 Themed “Transforming Cities of Tomorrow, Today”, the day-long summit noted that by 2050, 6.0 billion or 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities.

VARYING FROM COUNTRY to country, on factors such as available infrastructure and resources, culture, mind-set of residents and what-have-you, a ‘smart city’ is many things to many people. What’s apparent is no universal blueprint will fit all; perhaps the Caragliu and Nijkamp 2009 definition would suffice, i.e., that a city is smart ‘when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.’ That, in essence, was the premise for the day-long Greater KL and Smart City Summit 2016 convened by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) themed “Transforming Cities of Tomorrow Today.” Feature presentations by local and international speakers highlighted topics such as: • Sustainability consideration for smart cities, the importance of public/private collaboration in transforming from traditional city management towards smart city concept insofar as urban efficiency (utilities, health and education facilities), good governance, equitable growth, infrastructure, efficient mobility and IT connectivity. • Smart connectivity for smart city, challenges of traffic and transportation of an urban environment, need for efficient linkages between inner and outer city areas, focus on better access to information and services and involvement in technology in daily lives.

FROM LEFT: Dr Thomas Tang, MD of Kuala Lumpur Centre for Sustainable Innovation (KLCSI); (Moderator) Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President/CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT); YB Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government Malaysia; and Mr Fermin Fautsch, Vice President, Global Enterprise, Telekom Malaysia Group/Chairman and Board Director, EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Realising the vision of Greater Kuala Lumpur, in its transformation to world-class city status, leveraging on KL’s liveability ranking (by Economic Intelligence Unit) of 70 out of 140 cities and being placed 7th among the cities of Asia. The River of Life Project, to revitalise Klang and Gombak Rivers into a Heritage and Commercial Centre, and planting of 100,000 large-coverage tress for greening the city are samples of works in progress by City Hall. Case studies, to kick-start the needed changes towards smart city.

In the final reckoning, the take from the Summit is that integration of (a) the above-mentioned core elements and (b) the aspirations of the citizenry are keys to determining and planning current and future needs. To this end, the Summit noted that by 2050, with accelerating urbanisation, 6.0 billion or 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities whereas here in Southeast Asia, 90 million will inhabit our cities by 2030. Further, as cities differ in sizes, the problems in developing smartness will also differ in scale but the end target is the same, i.e., sustainable liveability. Success stories cited at the Summit included Barcelona, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Hong Kong – here in Malaysia, the die has been cast for the development of Greater KL and Smart City as the model for cities in other states in Malaysia, taking a path set in past and current (11th) Malaysia Plans. ■

20 – 22 MAY 2016 Legar Putra, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)

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Professional Designers Programme (PDP) showcased at EFE The Professional Designer Programme is a joint initiative by MTIB and MFPC to enhance the Malaysian talent pool in the furniture industry. AS SCHEDULED, IT could not have been a better time and place than the international EFE – the Export Furniture Exhibition - at which to showcase what the threephased PDP has achieved insofar as honing Malaysian talent in furniture design and production. Launched in June 2015 with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement, the Professional Designers Programme is a joint initiative by the Malaysian Timber Industry (MTIB) and the Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC) aimed at integrating original designs and designers into Malaysian furniture production. About PDP The PDP is envisioned to take research in furniture design to the next level, i.e., original Malaysian designs of international standards, and transform while adding value to production of Malaysian furniture into own design manufacturing (ODM), in deference to reproduction [of the design(s) of others under own equipment manufacturing (OEM)]. Fully supported 28 Building & Investment  |

by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), the grander objectives, though, are to boost Malaysia’s current annual average furniture export value of RM8 billion to RM16 billion by 2020 and for the Malaysian wood-based industry to stay strong and competitive in world markets.

Hazmi Zakaria, Stephen Ting Eng Poh, SIm Chia Yi, Nasaruddin Shah Morani and Stephanie Ng Hui Sen, and • MFPC’s Malaysia Pride** recipients, i.e., Deep Furniture Sdn Bhd, Zone Furniture Sdn Bhd Dynamic Furniture Industries Sdn Bhd and Tawei Furniture Sdn Bhd.

PDP Content Funded by MTIB, the 2015/2016 pilot project is run by a quartet of professional designers, shortlisted from a pool of renowned Europeans, namey; Filippo Mambretti, Giorgo Biscaro and Manoto Bossi from Italy and Belgian, Stefan Schöning. Programme participants came from two sources, i.e.: • MTIB’s TANGGAM* Designers: Mohd Shahrul Anuwar, Mohd Sujak Hasbolla, Addy Putra Zulkifli, Mohd

The year-long mentoring exercise, that included entrepreneurship, culminated in the showcasing, at the four-day EFE, of 20 prototypes by participating Malaysia Pride Recipients, market-ready furniture of high sales value and original design. Also, yet another significant feature of the PDP, is the approval for registration by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) of eight original designs from the Professional Designers which rights MTIB will own. ■

(N.B. *TANGGAM is a MTIB programme to nurture and promote young Malaysian designers through competitions (e.g., MOBILI) and international exposure. ** Malaysia Pride is a Quality Mark programme initiated by MFPC for high quality and design excellence in the furniture industry.)

WOOD & LIFESTYLE FAIR 2016 MTIB is proud to present its first premier event – the Wood & Lifestyle Fair 2016 which will showcase timber products ranging from home and office furniture to flooring and mouldings as well as ID services and contract manufacturing of timber products by SMEs. The fair will be held from 20 to 22 May 2016 at Legar Putra, PWTC. In line with one of MTIB’s objectives, that is to facilitate and strengthen the development of SMEs, the three-day event is an initiative, dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises, with the following three-pronged objectives: UÊ *Àœ“œÌˆ˜}Ê«Àœ`ÕVÌÃÊ>˜`ÊÃiÀۈViÃÊLÞÊ Õ“ˆ«ÕÌiÀ>Êi˜ÌÀi«Ài˜iÕÀÃʈ˜Ê̅iÊ̈“LiÀʈ˜`ÕÃÌÀÞÊ̜Ê`œ“iÃ̈VÊVœ˜ÃՓiÀÃÆÊ UÊ ˜VÀi>Ș}Ê̅iʓ>ÀŽiÌÊÅ>ÀiʜvÊ̅iÊ«Àœ`ÕVÌÃÊ>˜`ÊÃiÀۈViÃʜvÊ Õ“ˆ«ÕÌiÀ>Êi˜ÌÀi«Ài˜iÕÀÃʈ˜Ê̅iÊ̈“LiÀʈ˜`ÕÃÌÀÞÆÊ UÊ ,>ˆÃˆ˜}ÊVœ˜ÃՓiÀÊ>Ü>Ài˜iÃÃʜ˜Ê̅iÊLi˜ivˆÌÃʜvÊܜœ`]Ê>˜`ʈÌÃÊ>iÃ̅ïVÊ>˜`ʈ˜…iÀi˜ÌÊ«Àœ«iÀ̈iÃÊ>˜`ÊÛ>ÕiÃÊ compared to other materials The fair will be an avenue for SMEs to showcase their products and provide an inroad to access retail outlets and participate in premium Vœ˜ÌÀ>VÌÃÊ܈̅ÊœÛiÀ˜“i˜Ì‡ˆ˜Ži`Ê œ“«>˜ˆiÃ]Ê̅iÊVœÀ«œÀ>ÌiÊ sector and residential developments. The Honourable Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities is scheduled to officiate the Wood & Lifestyle Fair which is targeted at specifiers such as architects, building professionals, consultants, contractors and interior designers, property developers, Government agencies, GLC, the corporate sector and the general «ÕLˆV°Ê7…ˆÃÌÊ̅iÊLՏŽÊœvÊ̅iÊv>ˆÀÊ܈ÊŜÜV>ÃiÊ̈“LiÀÊ«Àœ`ÕVÌÃ]Ê̈«ÃÊ on interior design, live demonstrations of wood carving and technical services such as verification, testing and standards compliance will also be held. œÀÊvÕÀ̅iÀÊi˜µÕˆÀˆiÃ]ʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜Ê>˜`ÊLœœŽˆ˜}Ã]ʎˆ˜`ÞÊVœ˜Ì>VÌÊ̅iÊ Malaysian Timber Industry Board at +603 9282 2235.

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CIDB - REHDA pen Memorandum of Collaboration to promote sustainable practices Joint initiative to mobilise MyCREST and GreenRE rating tools to reduce carbon footprint and environmental impact of development. IT IS ANOTHER notch in scaling up for a greener Malaysia as the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) penned a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to pool resources for the unified cause of sustainability and green building. Aimed at ‘increased compliance to sustainability… and sustainable practices among industry players’, the joint initiative will mobilise special-purpose vehicles within the two organisations, namely, MyCrest and GreenRE, assessment/rating tools for carbon reduction and green building, respectively. Government’s Goal ‘Environmental sustainability is a key thrust of the five-year Construction Industry Transformation Plan (20162020)’, reiterated Guest of Honour, Deputy Minister of Works Malaysia, YB Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashin Shirlin, citing the Government’s goal that ‘100% of large infrastructural and building projects be rated’ and, better yet, ‘exceed the stringent (rating) requirements.’ In testimony to this tack, the Public Works Department (JKR) has recently warranted that all public projects (>RM100 million) be subject to MyCREST rating, cases in point, the Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi, Perak and Hulu Terengganu Polytechnic. REHDA Response Walking the talk, as it were, REHDA’s commitment to and support for MyCREST is manifest in a pledge by its members nationwide for 20 of their projects to subscribe to and participate in a pilot assessment programme. A random sample of these include projects such as, ‘Amari Johor Bahru’ (Exquisite Mode Sdn Bhd), ‘Bay 21, Kota Kinabalu’ (Remajaya Sdn Bhd) and ‘Oasis Business Centre, Seremban’ (Grand Infinite Development Sdn Bhd). In paving the way for a greener construction in Malaysia, the collaboration exercise 30 Building & Investment  |

Momentous Partnership: Witnessed by Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia Datuk Rosnah Haji Abdul Rashid Shirlin (centre), Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid (third from left) and Deputy President of REHDA Malaysia Dato’ Ir Soam Heng Choon (third from right) exchanged the signed MoC that formalised the partnership between the two organisations.

includes other promotional activities such as sharing of knowledge and expertise through seminars and workshops, research and development, as well as training and accreditation of MyCREST and GreenRE managers and/or facilitators. MyCREST and GreenRE MyCREST (Malaysian Carbon Reduction & Environmental Sustainable Tool), under the CIDB umbrella, is a rating system or tool which aims to quantify, reduce impact of the built environment insofar as carbon emissions and environmental implications while ‘integrating socio-economic considerations relating to the built environment and urban development.’ In a holistic approach, for the three main phases of design, construction and operation and maintenance, the 11 criteria to be met before a project is scored (one- to five-star) and certified, are: • pre-design (PD) • infrastructure and sequestration (IS)

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energy performance impact (EP) occupant and Health (OH) lowering embodied carbon (EC) water efficiency factors (WE) social and cultural sustainability (SC) demolition and disposal factor (DP) sustainable and carbon initiatives (IN) waste management and reduction (WM), and sustainable facility management (FM).

Developed by REHDA in collaboration with the public and private sectors, GreenRE is an in-house green rating standard tailored to encourage building professionals in the construction industry to ‘design and build green sustainable buildings in a more integrated manner.’ Amongst others, its aims are to encourage the adoption of green practices in building, to reduce the environmental impact of development and to promote the efficient use of resources, i.e., energy, water and other building materials. ■

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Green Building Index (GBI) celebrates sustainability milestone GBI breached threshold of duly-certified gross floor area (GFA) of 150 million sq ft, up 50% from the 100 million achieved in 2014.

ESTABLISHED IN 2009 by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM), the Green Building Index (GBI) is a rating tool that aims, primarily, to promote sustainability in the built environment in support of the Government’s vision for an eco-friendly and green Malaysia. Collaterally, it serves to raise awareness in the building construction fraternity, namely, developers, architects, engineers, planners, designers and contractors, and the public at large about environmental issues and our obligations to future generations. Since then, GBI has set about its task of facilitating industry stakeholders in the design and building of green sustainable buildings, underpinned by efficient use of water, energy and building materials and minimal impact on the environment. Building orientation, indoor air quality, re-cycling and innovation are other criteria under GBI’s purview for rating and subsequent classification as Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum, with point scores of 50 up to 86+. GBI Today Today, with a tally of more than 300 building projects rated nationwide, there was cause for celebration when GBI breached the threshold of duly-certified gross floor area (GFA) of 150 million sq ft (see table below),

FROM LEFT: Ir Ahmad Hadri, Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui , Ar Dr Mohd Zulhemlee An and Ar Chan Seong Aun.

up 50% from the 100 million achieved in 2014. Effectively, that makes it the first and largest area to be certified by a green certification agency in Malaysia, thereby consolidating GBI’s aspirations as the preferred standard in sustainability and the most widely-recognised in the country’s built industry.


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Total (as of 15/02/2016)








Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui (left) and Ar Dr Mohd Zulhemlee An (right).


Final Certification after CVA*

Non-Residential New Construction Residential New Construction Industrial New Construction Non=Residential Existing Building


Industrial Existing Building Township Completion and Verification Assessment

To mark the occasion, GBI hosted a gala dinner that included a Green Building Index Achievements Presentation by Ar Chan Seong Aun, Chairman of Green Building Index Accreditation Panel. Highlights of the evening, officiated by Guest of Honour, YBhg Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Chairman of Malaysian Green Technology Corporation, were the Plaque Signing, commemorating the event, and presentation of certificates to GBI-certified projects for the period 2015/2016. Looking ahead, there is more to come as GBI set its sights on yet another 50 million sq ft GFA of certified green buildings by year end. ■

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Tan Sri Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award 2016 Announcement and Award website launch by PAM.

COME SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 or thereabouts, it will be time again to convene yet another edition (the 5th) of the annual PAM - Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award (PAMTSCSLAA). Instituted in 2011 by its benefactor and architect/cofounder, after whom the prestigious prize is named, the Award serves to showcase fledgling and new Malaysian talent, introduce and/or expose same to the profession and, hopefully, to kick-start careers in the industry. Unique in its aim and concept, the competition is open to PAM-registered Malaysian students who have just completed the Masters Architecture Course or LAM Part 2 or equivalent in the preceding year institutions at home and/or abroad. Whilst past winners are not eligible, previous finalists and recipients of commendations qualify to participate. At a media luncheon hosted by PAM, with past winners in tow, to herald the event and, concurrently, to witness the launch of the Award website, PAM President 2015/2016, Ar Mohd Zulhemlee An remarked that YBhg Tan Sri has ‘agreed to continue the Award for the next five years and even to increase prize money in 2017!’

FROM LEFT: Ar Amzar Ahmad (Convenor); Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai (Founder of TSCSL Awards & Executive Chairman of Beneton Properties group)- Panel Judge of PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2016; Ar Mohd Zulhemlee An, PAM President 2015-2016 (Panel Judge for PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2016) and Dato’ Ar Dr Ken Yeang, PAM Gold Medalist/Chief Judge of PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2016.

Architecture Award 2016 Submission of entries will be in two parts, i.e.: • Stage One – each entrant may submit no more than three (3) design projects undertaken within Master Architecture Course, LAM Part 2 or equivalent, for judging, Each to be described/presented in not more than two(2) AI images. All submissions, to be made electronically to the designated e-mail address or website. Opening date for entries – 3rd May 2016 Closing date for entries - 15th July 2016 Up to eight (8) finalists and one design project per finalist will be subsequently selected and advance to: • Stage Two – each finalist to submit two(2) A1 images and any other additional material, of the chosen design project. All submissions to be made electronically to the designated e-mail address or website. A finalist may be required to present his/her design project in person or via teleconference. Opening date for entries – 25th July 2016 Closing date for entries – 12th August 2016 Award Prizes A total of RM50,000, and certificates, will go to the following categories: • Architecture Award Winner RM 25,000 • 1st Runner-Up RM 10,000 • 2ns Runner-Up RM 5,000 • Up to 5 Award finalists RM 2,000 each 34 Building & Investment  |

SITTING FROM LEFT: Ar Amzar Ahmad; Ar Mohd Zulhemlee An; Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai and Dato’ Ar Dr Ken Yeang. STANDING FROM LEFT: Chin Kah Meng (2015 Finalist of PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2015 UPM University); Choong Wei Li (2014 Commendation of PAM TSCSL Architecture 2014- LimKokWing University); Yasmin Binti Abdul Rahman (2013 Finalist of PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2013 from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam); Muhammad Qhawarizmi Bin Norhisham (2013 Commendation of PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2013 from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam); Wong Guan Xiong (Grand Winner 2015 of PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2015 from Architectural Associaiton, London UK) and Lee Sim Chuan (2015 Finalist PAM TSCSL Architecture Award 2015 from Universiti Putra Malaysia).

For more on the PAM–Tan Sri Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award 2016, visit or call the PAM-TSCSLAA Secretariat at +603-2693 4182 or e-mail ■

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MTC seminar on Global Timber Industry

MTC gathers industry experts at seminar to examine current trends and developments for the timber and timber products industry. A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR to the national economy, the Malaysian timber industry is thriving – for 2015, exports of timber and timber products, including wooden and rattan furniture, plywood and sawn timber, breached the RM22 billion mark, i.e., up 6.5% from RM20.5 billion in the preceding year. That, however, was yesterday’s news - what of today and tomorrow? For sustainable growth, particularly in a borderless international market, what has the industry to contend with insofar as changes, challenges and opportunities? With the primary aim of (a) updating the industry on worldwide trends and (b) providing a platform for networking and exchanging of ideas and best practices, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) recently convened a day-long Marketing Seminar themed “Current Market Developments and Outlook for Malaysian Timber Products and Furniture in China, India, Europe, Philippines, the Middle East & USA”. Spanning these areas of interest and four continents of the globe, MTC assembled an array of thought leaders/industry exponents who shared their expertise in presentations on: • “Current Global Economic Scenario” (Mr Donald Amstad, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd) • “China - Current Market Developments and Outlook for Malaysian Timber Products and Furniture” (Mr Zhu Guangqian , China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association, China) • “India - Current Market Developments and Outlook for Malaysian Timber Products and/or Furniture” (Ms Shital Dhiren Thacker, Spacerite Furniture, India) • “Europe - Current Market Developments and Outlook for Malaysian Timber and Timber Products” (Mr Andre de Boer, Secretary-General/MD of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)) • “Philippines - Current Market Developments and Outlook for Malaysian Timber Products and/or Furniture” (Mr Nicolaas de Lange, Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines)

Speaker from Philippines during his presentation, Mr Nicolaas de Lange ( Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines).

MTC’s CEO, Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Nik (centre) standing with fellow speakers during the seminar.

Datuk M Nagarajan, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia receiving a token of appreciation from MTC CEO after officiating the event.

• “Middle East - Current Market Trends & Developments for Timber Products and Furniture” (Mr Radhakrishnan Kandamath, Global Lumber Resources Inc., UAE), and • “USA - Current Market Developments and Outlook for Malaysian Timber Products and Furniture” (Ms Cindy Squires (International Wood Products Association, USA) The day after the Seminar, clinic sessions were organised to facilitate industry players in one-on-one consultation with six international presenters. In his welcoming remarks, MTC Chief Executive Officer Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Haji Nik reckoned that the industry’s progress is “largely dependent upon its ability to shift from the current manufacturing-based mind-set to one that is more innovationcentric, providing more value-added products for the international market,” Further, when it comes into force, he view the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), to which Malaysia is a signatory, as meaning access to a bigger market for timber exporters, with the benefits of lowered tariffs and trade barriers. ■ Building & Investment  | 35

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Samsung Electronics unveils innovations at SEA Forum 2016

At a recent three-day media event in Kuala Lumpur, Samsung Electronics introduces groundbreaking products and services to revolutionise and transform consumers’ everyday lives.

TO SAY THE least, the much-anticipated Samsung Southeast Asia Forum 2016, a conference and exhibition, was nothing short of 장관의 (Korean for ‘spectacular’), as the multi-national electronics conglomerate unveiled its newest range of products, from consumer electronics to home appliances, at the KLCC recently. As stated succinctly by Mr Jeon Yong Sung, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, Southeast Asia and Oceania, at the three-day media event, Samsung aims “to introduce ground-breaking products and services that will revolutionise and transform smarter living and bring IoT (Internet of Things) technology into consumers’ everyday lives.” Samsung’s portfolio of new product line-up unveiled at the Forum included: • SUHD TVs with the world’s only cadmium-free 10-bit Quantum dot display and the world’s bezel-less curved design, for unparalleled “true-to-life” picture quality and colours, stunning brightness and exceptional contrast, attributed to its high dynamic range (HDR) of 1,000 nit minimum. Further, Samsung’s new Ultra Black technology significantly reduces light reflection, i.e., to enhance viewing with minimum glare. Also highlighted was Samsung’s range of Smart TVs, based on its Tizen line 2015 operating system, featuring all-in-one Smart Control remote, Smart View and Smart Hub with easy access to favourite contents and services. • Family Hub Refrigerator, that not only stores groceries but communicates via 21.5” full HD touchscreen (for leaving notes, posting photos, important dates, etc., like any smartphone), improves food management via three high quality cameras inside the fridge to capture images and entertains with music, TVs shows, sports games while preparing or having a meal. • AddWash Front-Loading Washing Machine, with SuperSpeed feature for quick wash without compromising on performance and a distinctive access door for adding “left-out” items or fabric softener at any time during the wash cycle without having to open 36 Building & Investment  |

the main washer door. It also comes with Smart Control that works with both Android and IOS smartphones, allowing for easy monitoring of laundry programme and even start-up alerts on new washing cycles. New 360 Circular Cassette air conditioning, with omnidirectional airflow discharge (eradicates cold air draft and increases cooling speed) and ground-breaking bladeless design to deliver a zero angle airflow which help minimise airflow reduction. Bladeless flow control ensures fast comfortable cooling without the cold draft, ensuring 100% of air volume compared to traditional four-way Cassette units, which can lose up to 25 percent of air volume. The resulting cooling speed is increased by 34%.

Innovative “mobile productivity and wearable technology” also had a showing at the Forum, namely, the new editions of Gear S2 Classic, revolutionary timepieces with increased functionality and designer watch-straps and watch-face options, and the latest Galaxy TabPro S, combining Samsung’s world-class technology, powered by Microsoft Windows 10, and integrating the most popular features of laptops/tablets to give full notebook PC functionality in a lightweight tablet. ■

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Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care and Jotashield Colour Extreme from Jotun Rich lasting colours and flawless finishes from Jotun’s new premium paints for the interior and exterior of your home.

WHEN IT COMES to your home, making it perfect just the way you want it is all that matters. Choosing the right colours will not only make your home stunning but also create the ideal ambience and environment for you and your family. If you are seeking a look that is beautiful and is long lasting as well, you will want Jotun for your home! Due to its uncompromising quality and superior expertise, Jotun is the preferred and trusted choice for a finishing touch that is long lasting and striking. With the amount of research and development that goes into every drop of Jotun paint, it is without a doubt the best paint for iconic buildings as well as millions of homes around the world. Jotun is the chosen paint for some of the world’s most iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Eiffel Tower and the Burj Khalifa. Now, Jotun has revealed two of its best premium paints that will further elevate the aesthetics of your home – the new Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care for the interior of your home and Jotashield Colour Extreme for the exterior. With the introduction of these two premium paints, you can rest assured that your home will have rich colours that are simply sensational for beauty that truly lasts. “Perfection is all that matters to Jotun, and with the new Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care and Jotashield Colour Extreme, we 38 Building & Investment  |

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most beautiful, rich and uniform colours that last to deliver a stunning home. Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care covers cracks perfectly so that your walls will have a smooth and flawless sheen finish that is irresistible to touch. It is easy to clean, which is ideal to maintain that freshly-painted appeal, and is proven to have the lowest paint emissions and no uncomfortable paint smell so you can rest assured knowing that you have chosen the right paint not just for your home but also your family.

are able to further deliver on this promise to our customers. These are after all our best paints for interior and exterior usage,” said Chen Lee Siong, General Sales & Marketing Manager of Jotun Decorative Paints Malaysia. “Our best interior paint, Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care, not only presents a flawless finish for your home but is also safer for you and your family due

to its low-paint emissions and level of smell. Meanwhile, our best exterior paint Jotashield Colour Extreme provides the longest lasting colours that our customers desire for the exterior of their homes.”

Jotashield Colour Extreme: For long lasting colours and protection Harsh tropical weather can cause your home’s exterior to lack brilliance and sheen. Jotashield Colour Extreme is the perfect solution as it is formulated to withstand sun and rain. With its maximum UV protected colours using advanced Jotun pigment technology, Jotashield Colour Extreme is proven to have the longest lasting colour performance. It is also dirt resistant, keeping your walls clean and beautiful for longer. At the same time, its algae and fungus protection uses the optimal level of the latest biocide technology for that much-needed protection for your home. Jotashield Colour Extreme has been fully-tested and proven by third-party laboratories to perform for at least 12 years, making Jotashield Colour Extreme a superior choice. Don’t compromise on quality when it comes to your home and family. Make your home perfect with Jotun’s best, the chosen paint for iconic buildings around the world and now for your home! ■

Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care: For beautiful and healthy home The new Majestic Perfect Beauty & Care is Jotun’s best interior paint, with the

For more information, visit or contact Jotun Paints Malaysia Sdn Bhd, at +603-5123 5500. Building & Investment  | 39

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Inovar continues to lead in floor coverings Recipient of the BrandLaureate SMEs Best Brand Award for eight consecutive years, Inovar expands its horizon with new innovative products.

Inovar Ren proudly display their trophy and certificate.

IT IS NOT unusual for trail blazers, having made their mark with a revolutionary idea, product or service, to be relegated to the past, only to be remembered or recalled on occasion. This is not the case, though, for Inovar Malaysia, pioneers in laminate flooring in Asia, who are not about to fade into history but is, in fact, writing new chapters of it. Twenty years on from its inception in 1996, Inovar Malaysia continues to lead the floor coverings industry in the country with Inovar Floor introducing more than three new products, namely, outdoor decking, vinyl with interlocking system and larger floorboards. Headquartered in Petaling Jaya, with over 60 employees, a nationwide network of more than 10 distributors and backed by financially-sound investors, Inovar Floor in 2016 is focused on its mission in being the number one floor coverings provider in Malaysia. With dedication and diligence, its two-pronged approach is to (a) consolidate its market position, and (b) raise it to a higher level of innovative products that meet changing trends and customer tastes and preferences. Awards and Achievements As a leading manufacturer of super water-resistant laminate flooring, Inovar Floor now serves the market in six different countries through branches in South-east Asia, Australia, Taiwan and India. For the Japanese sector, Inovar Floor, the first to develop the Super E “O” series of laminate flooring, has been ranked No. 1 by market share. Here at home, recognition as the best floor covering has been forthcoming for years from various quarters including industry peers, consumers and regulatory bodies. Last March, Inovar Floor was, again, the proud recipient of the BrandLaureate SMEs Best Brand Award 2014/2015, acknowledging Inovar Floor’s proven leadership in the market for almost eight consecutive years.

Mr Jason Tan from Inovar Floor received the trophy from Dr KK Johan as the Brandlaureate Bestbrand in Floor Covering 2015.

Mr Jason Tan with the board of director in Vistage. 40 Building & Investment  |

Inovar’s Green Campaign As a good corporate citizen, Inovar Floor is a company that is, by choice, conscientiously ‘green’, totally committed to using sustainable resources through its raw materials in order to minimise the long-term impact on the environment. Case in point, Inovar Floor is tagged Green Label (Singapore) by virtue of use of sustainable/renewable fibres in product manufacture. In 2016, Inovar Floor is focusing on its Green Campaign where used laminated floor boards will be re-used as floor accessories. It is a move that will not only help to contribute to preserving the green environment but also to raise end-users’ awareness and knowledge that laminated floors are not harmful to the environment. ■

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High-performance automatic door systems for convenience, safety and style

Marked by quality workmanship, record Automatic Doors is one of the leaders in the supply, installation and servicing of automatic doors in Malaysia. IMAGINE EVERY SUPERMARKET, hospital, hotel, airport, shopping mall, commercial house or public institution, in any city or major town in Malaysia, opening its doors to you, hands-free, without the turn of a knob or handle. That is just what record Automatic Doors (M) Sdn Bhd had in mind when it acquired Bizzy Door Automatic Sdn Bhd (BDA) in 2014 and Paxter Security & Automation Sdn Bhd in 2015. BDA was incepted in 1996 while Paxter, one of the leader of automatic door systems, was incepted in 1992 to provide solutions for the automatic door industry in Malaysia.

quality workmanship, quick response time and the best solutions to all doorways. Other related products under the record Automatic banner include the Soft-Close semi-automatic sliding door system and interlocking functions for automatic and manual parking systems, all of the foregoing backed by fully-trained technical personnel and a network of appointed resellers throughout East and Peninsular Malaysia. For references, a random list of record Automatic’s clients include Sime Darby Medical Subang Jaya, Sunway Construction, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Institut Jantung Negara.

record Automatic Doors today Building on BDA’s and Paxter’s bounty, record Automatic Doors (M) Sdn Bhd is, today, an industry leader in supplying, installing and servicing of automatic doors in the country, benchmarked by

Product range From its portfolio of door solutions, the focus is on record Automatic’s flagship products from record (Switzerland) or, to be precise, the agta record Group; one of the world leaders in manufacturing

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automatic door systems, with a range of various types of sliding, swing, curved, folded and revolving doors. Also included are hygienic and air-tight doors as well as burglar-deterrent, fire-resistant doors and break-out systems (for use in escape and rescue routes) and Hermetic Doors System for hospital and industrial use. Maintenance and service record Automatic provides service and maintenance contracts, tailor-made to suit the needs and circumstances of the customer, ensuring that the installed product functions smoothly and retains its value for many years to come. With our network of skilled service technicians and dealers, we provide service support across the whole of Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. ■ For more information, visit

State-of-the-art Powder-Coated 4-wing Revolving Door by Blasi of record.

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Innovative technology meets contemporary style

Introducing the new Monier® Horizon™ 8 Concrete Roof Tile Solution engineered for roof pitch as low as 8˚.

MODERN HOUSES OFTEN sport low pitch roof designs, commonly known as the flat roof design. This design is regarded as being contemporary and stylish, as well as minimalistic. The new Monier® Horizon™ 8 Roof System offers the complete solution for low pitch roof design, delivering the lowest pitch level in the market at only 8˚. This means that roof designs for houses can be even more flexible and go even lower or flatter. Aesthetic outlook on modern houses asides, concrete roof tile are known for their durability, high heat reflectivity and low noise. All this attributes ensure occupants a more comfortable, enjoyable and environmental friendlier living space in Malaysia’s tropical climate. Monier® roofs are trusted by Malaysian homeowners for over 50 years. It is also the world’s leader in total roofing solution. Its low pitch, leak-proof solution prides a solid track record and is widely used in many countries around the world including Germany, United Kingdom, and France. 44 Building & Investment  |

Every Monier® product undergoes extensive and stringent tests conducted by roof physics engineers and scientists in its laboratories in Germany for extreme weather conditions. Not only that, certified roofing components are used in the roofing system including specialty underlay, dry fixings, counter profile and other accessories. Contemporary Style The Monier® Horizon™ 8 roof tile is modern, trendy and highly functional. At

a competitive price, this new roof system is poised to offers even more roof design choices for home owners. There are three colours to choose from and they are Black, Brown and Grey. Choose from the types of angular fitting series available such as Angular Ridge, Angular Ridge End, Verge, Monoridge, and Monoridge-End to compliment the different types of roof design. High quality surface material is used to maintain its colour stability and consistency even after an extended period.

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Monier® Roof Solutions 100% Leakproof Monier® roof system is durable and 100% leakproof. Even with rain falls aplenty in Malaysia, house owners do not need to worry about leaky ceilings and wet floors. Additionally, concrete actually gains in strength over time as they get harder through further carbonization by absorbing CO2. This gives concrete tiles an edge over other types of roofing in terms of durability and longer lifespan. Monier’s roof tiles are made to prevent fungus and algae growth on the surface. They are not easily damaged and allow walkability. Low Noise The natural properties of concrete tiles provide outstanding acoustic performance for quieter indoor environment. The mass of the tile body and the batten system absorb sound waves, helping home owners to save on heavy investment for huge insulation. What’s more, the sounds from rain, wind or street traffic are less noticeable with a

concrete-tiled roof, which translates to more uninterrupted sleeps in a peaceful ambience. Superior Heat Reflection Monier® Horizon™ 8 Roof System effectively reflects radiant heat and has higher residual heat dissipation which prevents large buildup of residual heat to ensure residents a cooler indoor environment and maximum comfort of living. The surface materials for roof tiles, underlay and passive heat removal design applied for this roof system remove excess heat through self-ventilation. Monier® Horizon™ 8 Roof System is the ideal and environmental friendly roof system for low pitched roof. It’s competitive price and high performance also give your wallet a run for its money. Monier’s complete roof system is available at all major cities and towns nationwide. For more information, call toll free 1800 88 0865, e-mail at or visit ■

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Specialists in demolition and recycling for redevelopment Central Geo, leading total solutions provider for redevelopment projects provides comprehensive range of pre-construction/construction services.

WITH CONCERNS FOR the environment, health and safety and expediency of work, it is uncommon to see sledgehammer-wielding gangs flaying at buildings with intent to demolish for subsequent re-construction. Whilst the aim is the same, these days, mechanical means are deployed, e.g., bulldozers, excavators, cranes, diamond saws, crushers and, indispensably, the all-important technical know-how and special skills – which is what Central Geo is all about. Incepted in August 2000, Central Geo’s entry into the construction industry began with the trading and rental of construction machinery and equipment. It was not until 2007 when the company decided to venture into demolition and heavy lifting, striking out as a full-fledged contractor, a move that has, to say the least, paid off. Today, Central Geo is recognised industry-wide as a specialist contractor in demolition and heavy lifting and a leading total solutions provider for redevelopment projects, or rather, structures and sites that are earmarked for re-building. These range from low-rise to high-rise buildings, Government buildings, to infrastructures and industrial plants & factories. Central Geo Today Registered with CIDB as a G6 contractor (under trade code B26 Demolition Works), Central Geo Sdn Bhd’s expertise is in providing 46 Building & Investment  |



Redevelopment of Pusat Bandar Damansara

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a comprehensive range of pre-construction and construction services, namely: • ultra high-reach demolition (largest demolition machine in Malaysia), • diamond cutting and lifting (largest allterrain mobile crane in Malaysia), • dismantling of steel structures, • underground/sub-structures removal (diaphragm-walls, RC and bored pile extraction), and • demolition waste re-cycling It is noteworthy, though, that in waste recycling and caring for the environment, Central Geo is painstaking in (a) carefully sorting all demolition debris at site, (b) crushing concrete debris (with on-site mobile crusher) to suitable sizes for reuse (as landfill, temporary road access, foundation bedding), (c) salvaging steel/ metal (reinforcement bars, steel beams) for disposal to scrap metal dealers/collectors, and (d) re-using other building materials, (e.g., doors, windows, M&E equipment). 48 Building & Investment  |

Debate has raged for years with regards to the safest and most efficient method of demolishing high-rise buildings in builtup urban areas. Due to lack of alternative methods and advance machineries, some contractors still use the traditional method of lifting excavators onto high-rise buildings which may develop more risks. Reputed for its versatility in coping with challenges of projects undertaken, Central Geo prefers high-reach demolition method due to its added safety and efficiency. Using the best combination of demolition methods best suited to site conditions and client requirements, Central Geo maintains the highest degree of safety and health compliant with Malaysian Standards for Demolition Code of Practice (MS 2318:2012). Central Geo Project Portfolio Probably the best testimony to Central Geo’s past, is its impressive portfolio of projects that have been successfully

completed over the years, such as: • demolition of the existing 11-storey Police Quarters to make way for the 118-storey Warisan Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur; • demolition of a 17-storey condominium in Bangsar; • the largest demolition project in Malaysia, to date, i.e., demolition of existing 9 blocks of up to 11-storey office buildings for redevelopment of the 9.5-acre Damansara Town Centre (on-going). With its continued and high standing in the industry, insofar as quality workmanship, safe and timely delivery, it is without a doubt that Central Geo will have many more impressive projects to add to its portfolio in the future. ■

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LAMANO Velvet Series

Inspired by the smooth surface of velvet, the Lamano Velvet Series comes in a palette of six Nature-inspired colours. THE WAY WE live our lives is reflected by the contemporary designs and changes we make in our homes. LAMANO is Lama’s first luxury plano “flat-planed” contemporary tile inspired by innovation and the environment to perfectly complement your modern splendor by capturing the finesse and style of contemporary living with its straight simplicity and a graceful touch of curve. LAMANO’s Velvet Series tile, inspired by the smooth surface of velvet, comes in a palette of six Nature-inspired colours, i.e., Cream Rose, Golden Prairie, Eclipse, Brown Forest, Orange Canyon, and Volcanic Ash. Developed as an eco-friendly product to last many years, every tile of the Lamano Velvet Series is dedicatedly inspected and brought to absolute perfection. A naturally long-lasting product achieved through 120 metric tonnes of compressive pressures during its stringent manufacturing process, Lama has included a touch of Nanotechnology to this strong and durable tile for low maintenance. The awareness of the impact of our energy consumption to the environment today has reached new heights. To nurture the harmony of your home and it beloved occupants, Lama’s Cool Technology (COOLTECH) has been infused into the production process of Lamano, allowing for low VOC and the ability to reflect the sun’s Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV) rays back into the atmosphere like a mirror by up to 80%. This not only creates a cooler home but simultaneously increases the energy efficiency of your home, evident in a reduction in electricity cooling costs and

a lower carbon footprint through less CO2 emissions all year round. The effect of the solar radiation is lowered so dramatically by COOLTECH’s unique properties that the tile’s heat absorption is reduced by up to 40%. A reduction of 10°C - 30°C in the tile’s superheated surface temperature in the afternoon sun (depending on the colour selection), will greatly contribute to the comfort of your family at home. The Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is a measure of the solar reflectance and emissivity of materials that can be used as an indicator of how hot they are likely to become when solar radiation is incident on their surface. Higher SRI represents higher solar reflectance capability and resulting in a much lower temperature concrete roof tiles under sunny conditions. Lamano’s photocatalytic feature starts to leave a green footprint when the sun irradiates upon it with the presence

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Brown Forest


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of humidity which is both perfectly in abundance where we are. Light is absorbed by the absorbed substance and catalyzed to transform harmful oxides of nitrogen particles from air pollution such as SMOG or haze (NOx), found commonly in burnt fossil fuels, into harmless nitrates (NO3) which eventually falls or washes off to the ground. If Lamano is used over an exposed area of 1,000m2, you will able to clean the air of NOx particles corresponding to approximately 30,000 kilometers of driving annually for many years. ■

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Tribute to Zaha Hadid

B&I pays tribute to one of the world’s most influential architects.

Phaeno Science Centre (Wolfsburg, Germany). Photo credit: Werner Huthmacher 52 Building & Investment |

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower @ Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Photo credit: Doublespace

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Photo credit: Roland Halbe

Galaxy Soho, Beijing. Photo credit: Hufton + Crow

Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku (Azerbaijan). Photo credit: Hufton+Crow

Dame Zaha Hadid. Photo credit: Mary McCartney

World-renowned British architect passes away at aged 65

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was hailed as one of the most influential architects in the world. ZAHA HADID Architects has released a statement to confirm that its founder, Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE has passed away in Miami on 31 March 2016. She had contracted bronchitis earlier in the week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital. Hadid was widely regarded as one of the greatest female architects in the world. Born in Baghdad in 1950, she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting her architectural journey in 1972 at the Architectural Association in London. By 1979 she had established her own practice in London – Zaha Hadid Architects – garnering a reputation across the world for her ground-breaking theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994). Working with office partner Patrik

Schumacher, her interest was in the interface between architecture, landscape, and geology; which her practice integrates with the use of innovative technologies often resulting in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms. Hadid’s first major built commission, one that affirmed her international recognition, was the Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein, Germany (1993); subsequent notable projects including the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome (2009), the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games (2011) and the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku (2013) illustrate her quest for complex, fluid space. Buildings such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (2003) and the Guangzhou Opera House in China (2010) have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our ideas of the future with visionary spatial concepts defined by advanced design, material

and construction processes. In 2004, Zaha Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She twice won the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize: in 2010 for the MAXXI Museum in Rome; and the EvelynGrace Academy. Hadid’s other awards included the Republic of France’s Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale. In 2012, Hadid was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In academia, she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard University and the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois; and lectured at Columbia University, Yale University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. „ More information at Building & Investment | 53

Design Feature

Bestseller Office complex by C.F. Møller Architects.

Brick-topia by Map13 Barcelona.

Bønsmoen primary school by Fortunen AS.

Water Tower Renovation by META-Project.

Porsche Pavillon at Autostadt Wolfsburg by HENN.

Winners announced for the World Architecture News Awards 2015

The World Architecture News Awards (WAN Awards) is recognised as a unique international architectural awards programme attracting 1,379 entries from 72 countries. WINNERS OF the WAN Commercial / Colour / Metal / Small Spaces Award 2015 were recently announced in Brighton, UK. A total of 22 categories are represented throughout the year and ever y two months areas as diverse as Adaptive Reuse, Transport, Performing Spaces and Waterfront Architecture are judged by a panel of top international experts. The winner of the “WAN Commercial Award 2015” is C.F. Møller Architect for its Bestseller Office Complex in Aarhus, Denmark. The office complex resembles a varied flotilla of buildings at different levels, which are connected by a series of outdoor spaces like atria, courtyards, terraces and roof gardens. The mixture of office buildings and outdoor spaces creates the impression that this is a town within a town. Fortunen AS claimed the title for this year’s WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2015 for their work on Bønsmoen Primary School, located within a small housing 54 Building & Investment |

community in Norway. The renovation involved exposing and transforming the existing structure and adding a new building. The former structure was strict and rational, but had redeeming space qualities. The aim was to create a tight integration of different functional areas with clear and flexible usability. Entrances to the different age group areas were decentralised, and clearly readable entrances were introduced to tie together the indoor and outdoor areas. HENN was awarded as the winner in the WAN Metal in Architecture Award 2015 for their work on Porsche Pavillon. The characteristic silhouette is a striking icon within the theme park lagoon landscape. The new pavilion of the sports car manufacturer is presented as an organically shaped structure with a curved, softly gleaming roof construction. Curving lines and exciting bends make the Pavilion a dynamic yet reduced sculpture with its physical appearance resulting from the Porsche brand image.

A matte finished stainless steel cladding forms the flush envelope of the vibrant construction, creating the impression of a homogeneous unity, whilst creating a continuously changing appearance depending on light and weather conditions. META-Project and Map13 Barcelona were announced joint winners of the WAN Small Spaces Award 2015. META-Project won in the permanent sub-category for their striking Water Tower Renovation project while Map13 Barcelona scored in the temporary sub-category for their impressive Brick-topia scheme. Now in its eighth year, the WAN Awards has evolved into the world’s largest international architectural awards programme. Last year, it attracted 1,379 entries from 72 countries with 317 international judges involved. „

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Design Feature Commercial Terrace Award: Cosmos LB9 Terrasse Design: Perron design - Nathalie Perron designer Photo credit: Mammouth 3

Grands Prix Du Design Award A selection of some of the winning entries.

Commercial Space, 1,600 to 5,400 sq. ft. award: Frank & Oak: Montreal, Stanley Street Design: KANVA Photo credit: Marc Cramer

Hotel Award: Hotel Epik Design: Zabb design Photo credit: Gleb Gomberg Health and Research Institution award: Shriners Hospital for Children Design: AndrĂŠ Ibghy Architectes Photo credit: David Dworkind

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Design Feature Showcasing Wood in an Interior Design award: Vitrine Étudiante, École Polytechnique De Montréal Design: MENKES SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX Architectes Photo credit: Stephane Groleau

Winners announced for Grands Prix Du Design Award 9th edition Celebrating the best talents in Quebec and their award-winning designs.

Airport, Courthouse, Correctional Facility and Place of Worship award: Montmagny Courthouse Design: CCM2 + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architects Photo credit: Stephane Groleau

Residential Award: Hong Mei 21 Design: Chien Ya Sun

Cultural Establishment award: The Monique-Corriveau Library Design: Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Photo credit: S. Groleau

Hotel award: North Shanghai Hotel Design: Ran Wei, Chenjun Yin

THE GRANDS Prix Du Design Awards is an annual contest aimed at showcasing the best works of designers and architects in Quebec (Canada). This year, winners for categories ranging from residential, commercial and institutional to office, contract projects and products design – were announced during a gala dinner on 15 February 2016 at the Casino de Montreal. The awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in design, was attended by most of the major players in the industry. The laureates and their projects will all be featured in a special edition of INTÉRIEURS magazine which is created entirely to showcase the award winning designs. Every year, the design community will anxiously await the announcement of the winning projects of the Grands Prix Du Design and use the magazine as a reference and promotional tool. The contest is open to all interior and industrial designers as well as architects. „ More information at Building & Investment | 57

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Moffett Place High Garden’s rooftop deck.

Architect brings playground-fun to the rooftop of a carpark

DES A+E completes the Moffett Place High Garden, a two-acre rooftop park in the heart of Silicon Valley (US). WHAT WOULD ordinarily be an underutilised parking roof-deck, was transformed into a green oasis by DES Architects + Engineers (DES A+E). Instead of 250 parking spots, the roof-deck now has two-acres of greenspace. The park is one of the central amenities to the Moffett Place campus, which was recently leased to Google in its entirety. The campus is the second largest office project under construction in Silicon Valley. Covering the top of a two-level parking structure, the High Garden is a departure from typical rooftop gardens in that it provides recreation opportunities for up to 650 users. It integrates active uses with basketball and volleyball courts for team sports. Passive uses include a community vegetable garden and a meditation garden complete with meandering rows of bamboo. Whether playing an afternoon pick-up game, walking with a co-worker, or meeting outside amongst the trees, the design intends for visitors to use the park. 58 Building & Investment |

Outdoor meeting place.

An elliptical running track loops around the park’s perimeter doubling as the main means of circulation and usable fitness space. With visitors raised 30 feet in the air, the path draws people towards the roof ’s edge and showcases the views of the adjacent preserved heritage trees and the Santa Cruz Mountains off in the distance. Branching off from the running track, a raised walking deck bends in towards the park’s centre and leads visitors to a sequence of experiential settings including a putting green, volleyball court, and a large greenspace.

Walking track & putting green.

The High Garden introduces a healthier, greener landscape model for corporate campuses as it provides a new place for people to connect with one another and the environment. Since the concept has proved successful and attractive to tech employees, DES A+E is currently designing four additional rooftop parks, the highest of which will be raised nine stories in the air overlooking the San Francisco Bay. „ More information at

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Pavilion Financial Corporation Photo credit: Claude-Simon Langlois

PFC’s office corridor.

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Reception area.

Monochrome tones, light and shadow for Pavilion Financial Corporation Architect Lemay and lighting specialist LumiGroup join hands to renovate the Montréal office of a global investment services company.

ERECTED IN the late 1980s by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), 1250 RenéLévesque West is a well-known commercial building in Montreal, Canada. The huge curved facade, undisputable testimony of the postmodernist architecture, faces east and offers a stunning view of the city’s urban landscape. The diversified global investment services company, Pavilion Financial Corporation, with offices throughout North America, has the privilege of having an office on the 40th floor of this iconic building, enjoying a breathtaking panoramic view. Architect Lemay won the mandate for the significant renovation of the reception area and conference rooms, and LumiGroup supported the design team in lighting the space. The mandate: a timeless universal style to cater to an international clientele who regularly visit the offices of Pavilion. Lemay designed a clever effect of contrasts between light and darkness, openness and privacy, brightness and simplicity. The minimalist lighting of this project through various applications successfully strengthened, with astonishing visual discretion, these architectural concepts. From glossy to matte, opaque to

Reception area.

Conference room.

Pantry with Can Can Pendant Light by Flos Lighting.

Conference room with city view.

transparent, light to dark, the monochrome surfaces are juxtaposed and overlapped in the space. Different shades of gray and nuances of light, asymmetrically assembled, accurately define the three main areas of the development’s layout. „ More information at Building & Investment | 61

Design Feature

Saigon House

Preserving ancient customs and instilling love for the traditional way of life. Photo credit: Quang Tran

Exterior view of Saigon House. The steel frame also serves as support for plants to grow in future. 62 Building & Investment |

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House in Saigon preserves local culture with the creative use of design Vietnam-based architect a21studĩo turns an ordinary house into a living museum that the owner can pass on to her children.

IN SAIGON, there is a well-known story about a house called Van Duong Phu built by Mr Vuong Hong Sen, a culturist, academic, and famous collector of antiques. Vuong has an intimate knowledge of southern Vietnam and wrote many books about Ho Chi Minh City (called Saigon among the locals). Upon his death, he had wished for his house, an architectural masterpiece, to be turned into a museum. And also for his next-of-kin to take care of his antiques. Unfortunately, Vuong failed to pass on his love for aesthetics to his offsprings and his house was abandoned and all his antiques were lost. Learning from the Van Duong Phu story, the owner of “Saigon House” wanted her house to be a living museum where her children will have fond memories of their childhood days. She would like her children to grow up with an appreciation for the familiarity of the surroundings—and learn to cherish the house and her collection of antique furnitures in future.

The owner of Saigon House loves everything about the city and dislike westernstyle interiors. In Vietnamese tradition, it is normal for the family and their relatives to live under the same roof, with regular gatherings during dinners and especially during special occasions. One of the design requirements is that the courtyard must be made conducive for big family gatherings. In Saigon, it is normal to see houses with sloping roofs, balconies with flowers and big courtyards inside the house. The alleys are usually full of colours and they are intended as play areas for the children. The burst of colours and materials may seem chaotic but is typical in Vietnam. Saigon House replicates the Vietnamese alleys by having colouring blocks that appears to be “floating” in the common areas and are all covered by steel frames where plants can later grow around it. While a common area for family interaction is becoming rare in modern

building interiors, the owner prefers the Vietnamese approach of having a common courtyard area where family members can interact and enjoy the passing day and seasons. The courtyard area is also designed to look like an alley where kids can play. The owner is an avid collector of antique furniture salvaged from demolished houses around the city and her collection often takes centre-stage in her home. All the antique pieces have seen better days and have their own stories to tell. The owner believes that the sad story of Van Duong Phu serves as a good lesson for future generations. Designers should not only create architectural masterpieces but their works has to reflect local cultures and traditions. The next generation should also be taught to love and appreciate what has been passed down to them. „

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Petaling Garden Bhd:

BANDAR BARU SERI PETALING (ZONE J9), KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0116-6622 CLASSIFICATION Commercial STAGE OF PROJECT Sitework LOCATION Lot PT 14745-14755, Lot PT 14756-14766, Lot PT 14767-14777, Lot PT 14778-14787, Bandar Baru Seri Petaling, Mukim Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (GPS Coordinates: 3.064290, 101.685392) APPROX. PROJECT COST  RM38 million APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  3Q 2015 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  3Q 2016 DEVELOPER Petaling Garden Bhd No 49B Jalan 6/31, Petaling Garden 4 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7782 0877  Fax: +603-7781 2726 Contact: En Khuzuhaimi ARCHITECT Kamal Ismail Associates Sdn Bhd 44/2 Jalan Setia Wangsa, 11A, Taman Setia Wangsa 54200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-4257 9810  Fax: +603-4256 0202 E-mail: Architect: Mr Ooi Ean Oong 64 Building & Investment  |

C & S ENGINEER SNS Consultant No. 4-3, Jalan Dinar U3/A Taman Subang Perdana Section U3 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7845 8883  Fax: +603-7845 9883 Engineer: Cik Hasmira binti Sumbiar M & E ENGINEER YHS Associates No.33B, Jalan Pandan 2/3 Pandan Jaya 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-9283 1886  Fax: +603-9183 6609 E-mail: Engineer: En Lutfi (E) QUANTITY SURVEYOR BEQS Consultants No 9C, Jalan SG 3/15 Taman Seri Gombak 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-6186 6616  Fax: +603-6185 8380 E-mail: Quantity Surveyor: Cik Norsuzilawati Binti Kasirin

MAIN CONTRACTOR Aik Bee Construction Sdn Bhd No 180, Jalan Temiang 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Tel: +606-762 8822  Fax: +606-762 7822 E-mail: Contact: Ms Elaine BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed construction and completion of 43 units of threestorey shop-offices (with lot sizes of 24’ × 80’ & 24’ × 85 and built up areas ranging from’ 5,459 sq ft to 12,581 sq ft) for Business Zone J9 of the Bandar Baru Seri Petaling suburban township covering an area of 620 acres. Bandar Baru Seri Petaling suburban township now contains 5,900 units of homes and shop-offices. Future development for the remaining 30 acres of land will have luxury serviced apartments, modern shop offices and commercial buildings.

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Emkay Group of Companies:

CLIQUE @ CYBERJAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0116-6606 CLASSIFICATION Commercial STAGE OF PROJECT  Planning & Design LOCATION Jalan Teknokrat 2 Cyberjaya, Selangor. Malaysia (Coordinates: 2.933155, 101.655452) APPROX. PROJECT COST  RM200 million APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  1Q 2016 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  1Q 2019

ARCHITECT AQIDEA Architect No.17, Jalan Peniaga, U1/ 34 Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-5569 4012  Fax: +603-5569 4015 E-mail: Architect: Pn Nurhasanah

DEVELOPER Emkay Group of Companies Unit 3A-3 4th Floor, Perdana The Place Jalan PJU 5/5G, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7710 7066  Fax: +603-7710 3966 Asst General Manager: En Nazri Razman

C & S ENGINEER Perunding JPT Sdn Bhd No. 2-16, IOI Boulevard Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya 47100, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-8073 2628 E-mail:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed development comprises 4 levels of above ground retail outlets and a level of basement retail outlets with builtup areas ranging from 1,374 sq ft to 4,153 sq ft together with 402 units of SoHos with built-up areas ranging from 450 sq ft to 650 sq ft. The retail units are designed with a maximum usage of glass panels in all directions for passers-by exposure together with its unique JewelTower (which is an architectural statement for CLIQUE). CLIQUE is situated in the midst of a planned mixed development comprising a university campus and other commercial properties spanning 50 acres of Cyberjaya prime land and nearby to the near-future Regal Tower, a mixed residential and commercial development.

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True Renaissance Development Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Mammoth Empire Holding):

EMPIRE REMIX 2 @ USJ 1, SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0116-6614 CLASSIFICATION  Mixed Development STAGE OF PROJECT Sitework LOCATION Lot 64627, (Lot Lama PT 288, Persiaran Subang Permai, USJ 1, Subang Jaya, Mukim Damansara, Daerah Petaling, Selangor, Malaysia. APPROX. PROJECT COST Undisclosed APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  4Q 2015 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  4Q 2018 DEVELOPER True Renaissance Development Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Mammoth Empire Holding) A 12-02 Empire Office, Empire Subang, Jalan SS 16/1 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-5638 9888  Fax: +603-5631 4788 E-mail: Project Manager: En Zamihan ARCHITECT Park & Associates Architects No 158, Cecil Street 069545 Singapore Tel: +65-6282 0604  Fax: +65-6288 0604 E-mail: Principal: Mr Lim Koon Park

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C & S ENGINEER DW Perunding No 7, Lorong Permata 5/1 Taman Permata 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Tel: +606-7641 388  Fax: +606-7641 377 E-mail: Director: Ir David Wong

MAIN CONTRACTOR Mammoth Empire Construction Sdn Bhd A 12-02 Empire Office Empire Subang Jalan SS 16/1 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-5638 9888  Fax: +603-5631 4788 Director: Mr Chen Chee Keong

M & E ENGINEER Perunding Megatro D-F-01, Block Empire SoHo 2 Empire Damansara No 2 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-4065 0032  Fax: +603-4065 0033 E-mail: Principal: Mr Chong Choon Chin

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed integrated mixed development with a combination of hotel suites, home offices, office suites, a scholar tower and a retail mall. There are three blocks of office towers comprising Scholar Tower (25 storeys, with offices of built-up ranging from 462 to 617 sq ft), Crystal Tower B (28 storeys with 300 units of offices of built-up areas ranging from 349 sq ft to 602 sq ft) and Loft Tower (30 storeys with 533 units of offices of built-up areas ranging from 602 sq ft to 710 sq ft) on top of a three-storey retail podium with car park and three-storey basement car park. Empire Remix is an integrated mixed development located off the KESAS Highway in USJ 1. It is a combination of hotel suites, home offices, office suites, a scholar tower and a retail mall. There are many units of studios and SOHOs with different size.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR Perunding PQS Sdn Bhd No 10, 2nd, 3th and 4th Floor Jalan 13/48A, Sentul Raya Boulevard 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-4041 4132 / 4234  Fax: +603-4041 4299 E-mail: Quantity Surveyor: Mr Saw Soo Sen

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Cyber Lake Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of crystalville group):

OPUS @ LAKE VICINITY (PHASE 2) CYBERJAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0116-6617 CLASSIFICATION Residential STAGE OF PROJECT  Planning & Design LOCATION Lot 23747 & Lot 23748, Cyber 7, Zon Flagship Cyberjaya, Mukim Dengkil, Daerah Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. (Coordinates:2.9209281, 101.6696797) APPROX. PROJECT COST  RM33 million APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  2Q 2016 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  2Q 2018 DEVELOPER Cyber Lake Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of crystalville group) Suite B-10-08, Plaza Mont’ Kiara No. 2, Jalan Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-6201 8680  Fax: +603-6201 8681 E-mail: Website: Project Manager: Mr Eng Boon Hoi ARCHITECT Veritas Global Sdn Bhd B-7-13, Block B, Megan Avenue II No. 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-2162 3155  Fax: +603-2162 6155 Website: Principal: En Azril Amir Jaafar 68 Building & Investment  |

C & S ENGINEER Strutech Engineering Consultants Sdn Bhd No 25B, Jalan USJ 10/1A UEP Subang Jaya 47620 Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-5621 3562 / 5621 4562  Fax: +603-5628 2401 E-mail: Engineer: Mr Yap Jiunn Jye

MAIN CONTRACTOR Maran Econ Build Sdn Bhd No 12 - 16 Jalan 17/54 46400 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7954 2403  Fax: +603-7954 4988 E-mail: Project manager: Mr Raymond Ng

M & E ENGINEER D&O Konsultant Sdn Bhd 37A, Jalan Bukit Desa 5 Taman Bukit Desa, Off Jalan Klang Lama 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-7980 4702  Fax: +603-7980 3795 E-mail: Director: Ir Ong Shang Yaw (M) Director: Ir Derek Moy (E)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed project consisting of the construction and completion of 26 units of two-storey semi-detached houses on freehold land with lot sizes of 40’ by 88’.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR Jurukur Bahan FPS Sdn Bhd Unit 11-1-2, Jalan 4/101 C Cheras Business Centre Batu 5 Jalan Cheras 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-9131 8787  Fax: +603-9131 8759 E-mail: E-mail: Quantity Surveyor: Mr K W Leong

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PJD Sejahtera Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of PJ Development Holdings Bhd):

SWISS-GARDEN RESORT RESIDENCES @ SUNGAI KARANG, KUANTAN (PHASE 2), PAHANG, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF.  0116-6613 CLASSIFICATION  Hotel & Serviced Apartment STAGE OF PROJECT Sitework LOCATION Lot 105583 (existing Lot 929 & part of Lot 28684), Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman, Mukim Sungai Karang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. (Coordinates: 3.902821, 103.364595) APPROX. PROJECT COST APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  1Q 2016 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  1Q 2017 DEVELOPER PJD Sejahtera Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of PJ Development Holdings Bhd) Sales Gallery Swiss Garden Resort Residences Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman, Mukim Sungai Karang 26100 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia Tel: +6012-962 6239 / +609-544 8833  Fax: +609-544 8899 E-mail: Project:Cik Ayu

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ARCHITECT Akipraktis Chartered Architect No 122, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-4040 0053 / 4042 5964 / 4040 0626  Fax: +603-4041 4170 Managing Director: Datuk Chan Chee Yong C & S ENGINEER Jurutera Perunding Ng Cheek What No. 6 Ground Floor, Off Jalan Beserah 25300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia Tel: +609-517 8793 / 515 8125  Fax: +609-517 8331 Director: Ir Ng Cheek What M & E ENGINEER Petareka Perunding (M) Sdn Bhd No 5, Jalan 11/62A, Bandar Sri Manjalara 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-6272 6878  Fax: +603-6272 8878 E-mail: / / Engineer: Mr Marcus (M)

QUANTITY SURVEYOR PKT Cost Management Services (M) Sdn Bhd Suite E-11-05 & E-11-06, Wisma Sunrise Plaza Mont Kiara, No 2, Jalan Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-6203 5113  Fax: +603-6203 5112 E-mail: Managing Director: Dato Peter Tan Choon Hoo MAIN CONTRACTOR PJD Construction Sdn Bhd Lot H-BG--08, Diaman Crimson Commercial Centre Jalan PJU 1A/41A, Ara Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7880 4211  Fax: +603-7806 4211 E-mail: Quantity Surveyor: Ms Sim BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed development consists of two blocks of ten-storey residential towers comprising an East Wing and a South Wing with 264 apartments consisting of 88 units of studio suites and 176 units of two-bedroom suites.

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UDA Holdings Berhad:

i-SANTORINI @ TANJUNG PINANG (PARCEL 2), PULAU PINANG, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0216-6628 CLASSIFICATION Residential STAGE OF PROJECT Siteworks LOCATION Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 1, Part of Lot 3265 (PT 274), Section 1, Bandar Tanjung Tokong, Daerah Timur Laut, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (Coordinates: 5.454442, 100.308439) APPROX. PROJECT COST  > RM50 million APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  2Q 2016 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  2Q 2018 DEVELOPER UDA Holdings Berhad No 1961, Jalan Bertam 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang Tel: +604-5744 189  Fax: +604-5754 166 E-mail: Managing Director: En Jaafar Abu Hassan ARCHITECT AHS Architects Sdn Bhd 6, Jalan Arowana 3 Kawasan Perniagaan Arowana 13700 Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Tel: +604-398 8541  Fax : +604-398 8542 E-mail: 72 Building & Investment  |

C & S ENGINEER WHN Consulting Sdn Bhd 03-01-12, Lorong Delima 20 Island Glades 11700 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Tel: +604-6567 300  Fax: +604-6567 306 E-mail: Director: Ir Jason Ooi Hock Hooi M & E ENGINEER Pen Konsult Sdn Bhd 7L-3, Asas Centre Jalan Gottlieb 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Tel: +604-2266 357 / 2282 515  Fax: +604-2262 641 E-mail: Director: Mr Lee Fook Choy MAIN CONTRACTOR To be appointed BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed development for Parcel 2 comprises a block of 49-storey residential towers (with 835 units of affordable apartments) and 16 units of shop-offices (next to the development for Parcel 1).

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Country Garden Properties:

COUNTRY RESIDENCE @ FOREST CITY (PHASE 2, PLOT 3) TANJUNG KUPANG, JOHOR, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0216-6643 CLASSIFICATION  Hotel & Serviced Apartment STAGE OF PROJECT  Planning & Design LOCATION Plot 3 (on part of Ptd 4098), Mukim Tanjung Kupang, Daerah Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Coordinates: 1.340005, 103.591218) APPROX. PROJECT COST  > RM100 milion APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  To be determined APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  To be determined DEVELOPER Country Garden Properties B-2-21, Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1 Taman Sri Hartamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-6201 1118 / 6201 1119 Fax: +603-6203 3332 E-mail: Contract Department: Ms. Li Jiang

Developer: (Joint Venture Partner) Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor Sdn Bhd 13rd Floor, Menara Public Bank, Jalan Wong Ah Fook 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Tel: +607-276 7377 / 227 0478 / 235 8377 Fax: +607-276 9377 E-mail: Contact: Puan Norliza bt Dato’ Sulaiman 74 Building & Investment  |

CONSULTANT PROJECT MANAGER EIA Consultant Dr Nik & Associates Sdn Bhd No 22 & 24, Jalan Wangsa Delima 6 KLSC Section 5 Pusat Bandar Wangsa Maju 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-4145 8888  Fax: +603-4145 8951 EIA consultant: Ir Ahmad Mustafa Hashim ARCHITECT Richard WZ Lee Arkitek 58 Jalan Wangsa 11 Wangsa Ukay 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-4106 9188  Fax: +603-4107 9188 Architect: En Zaidi bin Safie C & S ENGINEER Ling & Wong Perunding Sdn Bhd 15, Jalan Permas 12/14 Taman Permas Jaya 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Tel: +607-388 7708/ 7709/ 7710 Fax: +607-388 7706 Director: Mr Teo Chee How M & E ENGINEER Care of the developer

QUANTITY SURVEYOR Care of the developer MAIN CONTRACTOR To be appointed BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed development for Phase 2 (Plot 3) with four blocks of residential towers (three blocks of 19-storey with a total of 336 units of serviced apartments and 1 block of 29-storey with 116 units of serviced apartments) over a land size of approximately 6 acres of freehold land. Built-up areas of the serviced apartments ranges from 753 sq ft to 1,832 sq ft. All the serviced apartments have sea view and exquisite interior decorations and vertical garden greeneries. They offer access to exciting urban facilities such as conference hall, marina commercial streets, infinity pool, gymnasium, sauna, jogging tracks, badminton court, BBQ areas, etc.





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AZALEA @ NILAI IMPIAN (PHASE NU6B2), NILAI, NEGERI SEMBILAN, MALAYSIA PROJECT REF. 0216-6634 CLASSIFICATION Residential STAGE OF PROJECT Siteworks LOCATION Phase NU6B2, Lot PT 24369, Mukim Setul, Daerah Seremban, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (Coordinates: 2.835052,101.800612) APPROX. PROJECT COST  RM65 million APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE  4Q 2015 APPROX. COMPLETION DATE  4Q 2018

C & S ENGINEER Srtuctural engineer: Khairi Consult Sdn Bhd No 76, Jalan SG 4/8 Taman Seri Gombak 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-6184 1652 / 53 / 6186 9528 / 29  Fax: +603-6184 1654 E-mail: Sr Engineer: En Mazlan Bin Montah

DEVELOPER Sime Darby Property Bhd Jalan Nilam 2 off Jalan Mutiara 71800, Nilai Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Tel: +606-794 1040 / 1041  Fax: +606-794 1039 Development Executive: En Sharif bin Ahmad

Civil engineer: Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn Bhd Level 23 Suite 2302, Plaza Permata No 6 Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-2716 8888  Fax: +603-2716 8889 Project Director: Ir Lee Chan Moi

ARCHITECT Neuformation Architect C-10-05 Block C, Oasis Square No 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara, PJU 1A 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7734 3333 / 2688 / 1788  Fax: +603-7734 3663 Project Architect: En Fazli bin Azmi 76 Building & Investment  |

M & E ENGINEER Rizal Hood Jurutera Perunding Lot 83C, Lorong Memanda 1 Ampang Point 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-4251 7460  Fax: +603-4252 3804 Engineer: En Mohd Zaidin bin Atan

QUANTITY SURVEYOR CIC-QS Services Sdn Bhd Suite F-10-10, Block F Phileo Damansara 1 9, Jalan 16/11 Off Jalan Damansara 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7665 9001  Fax: +603-7945 6864 Quantity Surveyor: Puan Yusliza Binti Parlan MAIN CONTRACTOR Idaman Ikhlas Sdn Bhd Level 9 Wisma Wiramas No 1 Jalan 2/109E Taman Desa Jalan Klang Lama 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-7972 3388 / 3199  Fax: +603-7971 9725 Managing Director: Mr Chong Thin Choy BRIEF DESCRIPTION Proposed project involves the construction and completion of 178 units of double-storey link-houses (88 units are of lot sizes of 22’ by 74’ and 90 units are of lot sizes of 24’ by 74’).

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C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd …....…...............................………………. 67 (ARCHIDEX®16)

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M Metal (M) Sdn Bhd ............................................... Inside back cover

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd ................................................................. 23 (Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition)

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Inovar Contracts Sdn Bhd ................................................................. 41

Terreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd .................................................................. 25

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