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ASIA FENESTRA MALAYSIA SDN BHD

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EXCELLENCE Fenestra Malaysia’s façade expertise has transcended into one of the region’s most renowned consultancy services, with technological innovation and sustainable durability driving the Company’s rapid growth Writer: Matthew Staff | Project Manager: Tom Cullum

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n a booming Asian façade sector, the need for elite, experienced, knowledgeable consultants is becoming a construction sector staple, and few have met these calls as prominently as Malaysian-based firm, Fenestra. Commencing in 2010 as a natural continuation of a successful practice established by Connell Wagner in the country less than a decade previously; the resultant business has grown over the intervening years to become the biggest of its kind in the region. Such rapid growth is testament not only to Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s expertise on the subject of façades but the levels of innovation displayed across numerous high profile projects within the domain. Focusing especially on sustainability and environmental preservation, the consequential durability of the solutions and advice offered has made

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Fenestra a natural go-to entity for construction companies, facilities managers, and owners alike. “Fenestra Malaysia is a private limited liability company owned by its three directors and our workforce consists of people with a variety of backgrounds from mechanical engineering, structural engineering, material science, architecture, specialist façade detail designers, construction supervisors and design drafters,” introduces Managing Director, Masoud Moinfar.

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KIN LONG company has been an innovative and professional company engaged in research, development, manufacture and marketing of fittings for architectual hardware. KIN LONG supplies high quality products and consulting services to the architectual industry.


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Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products Co., Ltd. Tel: +86 769 82166666 Fax: +86 769 82955269 Email: mail@kinlong.com Contact: Nicky Liu (Ms) Mob: +86 13827420353 www.kinlong.com


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“We offer the full scope of façade engineering services from concept design to developed design, tender documentation all the way to construction observation services encompassing visual mock-up inspections, prototype testing to factory and onsite site supervision. “Along and independent from this, we offer environmentally sustainable design [ESD] consultancy services for buildings with the aim of a reduction in dependency on natural resources, lowering the environmental impact of buildings and enhancing the quality of the indoor environment for the occupants.” Fenestra’s latter ESD services range from analysis of building performance through computer modelling; parametrical energy analysis to increase the choices in building features available to the architects; commissioning management; the development of green building operations guidelines; post occupancy evaluations of buildings; and course green certification management.

Knowing clients’ needs

Particularly renowned for its influence on structural and sustainable design - as well as the interface of building services and façades - Fenestra’s façade portfolio ventures further into construction management and forensics too. While the former serves as a value-add assurance to sub-contractors, technicians and construction operators, the latter contributes to inspections for a range of purposes including: compliance with construction documentation; due diligence reports; emergency assessment of risk to public safety; cause and source of water leaks; general condition of cladding materials and systems; assessment of remaining service life; and materials assessment. In offering such an array of solutions on a multi-sector basis, the business is able to meet all potential client needs;

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KinLong CONSTRUCTION HARDWARE EXPERT Kin Long has built its reputation on the thought that unique value can only be created by professionalism, as speculation has no future. The Company has been striving to achieve worldwide leadership in the architectural hardware industry since it was established in 2003. Kin Long has also invested heavily in design and innovation, now with over 10,000 products available for supply. At present Kin Long has a developing sales network both at home and abroad, with its products distributed throughout China and exported to more than 100 countries and areas. Kin Long has achieved acclaim for its elegant appearance and innovative designs, with the Company receiving numerous awards for influential branding, preferred hardware suppliers and science and technology. The Company’s vision is to ensure that where there are buildings, there will be Kin Long products, all of which are comfortable, beautiful and energy-saving. This in-turn will improve the living conditions for many and aid the Company’s hopes of making Kin Long the perfect synonym for high quality. The spirit of the Company is perfectly represented through its ability to work with a unified mind, filled with the energy and enthusiasm that makes it an industry leader. Enterprise technology centre Kin Long is the proud owner of a provincial enterprise technology centre, laboratory and research & development centre, all of which are responsible for helping to build marketdriven product development mechanisms.

Kin Long is fully certified as a high-tech enterprise, now owning more than 500 domestic and international patents. With such strong technical research and testing ability, the Company is also heavily involved in compiling national standards as well as industry and regional standards. The Company’s laboratory was established in 2003 and was recognised six years later by the National Laboratory, as well as the first to win CNAS in the construction hardware field in China. Development With thanks to the accumulation of widely developed experience over its many years of operations, Kin Long has been able to build a wide sales network. This has provided the Company with a competitive advantage in the industry, particularly when it comes to providing a fast market response.   At present Kin Long has more than 2,500 sales representatives and over 700 managerial and technical personnel, all of which play an integral role in market development, customer service and problem solving issues. Kin Long also owns a logistics centre which functions across warehousing, logistics and planning capabilities and the Company has built more than 30 warehouses in China with sufficient stock that ensures a fast response time and improved customer satisfaction.

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an attribute which Moinfar alludes to as a key differentiator. “We have an eagerness to know the needs of our clients,” he affirms. “The closer we are with them, the better we understand their wants and desires, their boundaries and limitations. We then adapt our approach to those wants and boundaries in a way that produces an outcome which sits comfortably with the building owner or developer. “The fact that most of our work is repeat business from people we have a rapport with is a testament to the success of this approach.”

Construction in Malaysia is buoyant

The aforementioned, increasingly pertinent, facet of Fenestra’s overall offering revolving around ESD consulting is an eco-focused showcase of the Company’s foremost attribute its environmental acumen. From small refurbishments to major new builds, Fenestra’s knowledgeable, accredited professionals are able to assist clients in gaining green accreditation for new and existing buildings as well as whole township developments; compounded by

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HIGH-PROFILE PROJECTS “Truth be told, we have been extremely fortunate to be working on the projects that we have. When we took over from Connell Wagner in 2010, we already had some 28 current projects in various states of design or construction. Some of these buildings such as the new KKR2, Platinum Park, Nu Sentral, Tower 3 at KLCC, the Grand Hyatt hotel, Shell Tower, Menara CIMB at KL Sentral were iconic buildings designed by renowned Malaysian and overseas architects. Our fortune continued after we formed Fenestra Malaysia as we were selected for the new international airport in Kuala Lumpur known as the KLIA2 and a whole host of other projects; be they high-rise residential towers, large retail malls, office accommodation or institutional buildings.”


Long Lasting PVdF Coatings for Facade, Metal Roof and Wall Cladding Applications

Beyond The Surface www.beckers-group.com

Becker Industrial Coatings (M) Sdn. Bhd (489501-P) No. 3 & 5, Jalan Anggerik Mokara 31/54, Seksyen 31, Kota kemuning 40460, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: +603 5122 7540 Fax: +603 5122 7542 Email: info-ma@beckers-group.com


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Masoud Moinfar, Managing Director

facilitation of Malaysian GBI (Green Building Index) as well as the US LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating systems. This GBI and LEED certification management has had a positive influence whether clients are only just beginning their design process or whether the process has already begun; Fenestra then inputting the right questions in order to facilitate the interdisciplinary coordination required for integrated sustainable design. Project wise, this has already transpired into a series of ESD projects as Moinfar adds: “We currently are engaged for façade engineering on around 40 projects and about 30 of these are green buildings. Construction in Malaysia has been buoyant since 2010 and our forward workload is currently taking us to 2022, not counting work already in the pipeline. “The location of our projects [both

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oasting more than a century of experience in the architectural coating industry, Beckers Group has established an almost unrivalled footing in the sector courtesy of 24 manufacturing sites, numerous satellite offices, and corporate headquarters’ in no less than 19 countries. Two additional long-term development (LTD) laboratories to help the Group focus on the market’s stringent demands for innovation, efficiency and environmental sustainability compound this influence even further, and pave the way for Becker Industrial Coatings to produce “lasting beauty beyond the surface” across its products. The first and foremost consideration has always been durability; the Company’s BeckryFluor brand demonstrating such an advantage consistently and reputably. “Polyvinylidene difluoride (PVdF) has a molecular structure that is stable and resistant to thermal, chemical and ultraviolet light attacks; and BeckryFluor is the leading brand of PVdF coatings,” the business explains. “Comprising Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000 brands of PVdF resin combined with selected inorganic pigments - proprietarily formulated by Beckers Group - this advanced formulation ensures and maintains colour retention of metal finishes even in extreme climatic conditions.” BeckryFluor is applied via spraying or coil coating on metal fabricators such as aluminium extrusions, solid panels, window and door frames, metal roofing, aluminium composite panels, ceilings, and louvres. And in each and every case Beckers demands the most stringent requirements in the evaluation and selection of spray applicators and coil coaters; not only to ensure that standards are maintained, but to also

guarantee that beauty is maintained too. The Company continues: “BeckryFluor is resistant to most atmospheric pollutants, industrial stains and corrosive elements. It is moisture-resistant; repels fungus, mildew and dirt stains; and is resistant to abrasion and impact, hence providing the ability to withstand mechanical wear and tear. With its excellent performance, BeckryFluor is a low maintenance coating that preserves the condition of the building at an affordable cost.” Again compounding aspects of sustainability and longevity in order to achieve ultimate value for money, buildings around the world still grace the same BeckryFlour coating that was applied years before, with very little noticeable change to the colour or quality. “BeckryFluor possesses outstanding protective properties and can withstand chemical attacks, making them highly resistant to corrosion,” Becker Industrial Coatings adds. “Its proprietary coating system incorporates a corrosion inhibitive primer layer... and BeckryFluor constantly undergoes extensive real-life field tests, where it is exposed to the environment near coastal areas, deserts, industrial and residential sites for long periods.” Such stringent testing is applied both from a variable perspective and a geographic point of view, ultimately ensuring that “BeckryFluor is able to consistently survive harsh weather and maintain its colours and gloss through the years, providing aesthetic appeal and protection to buildings in all climates and conditions around the world”.

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façade and ESD-wise] is similarly diverse, ranging from Johor to Penang and Kuching to Kota Kinabalu although most of our current work is in Kuala Lumpur. The Astaka Padu development with two towers each of 72-storeys in Johor, for which we are the façade engineers, is the tallest of all the projects we currently have in hand.”

Building for the future

ESD considerations are completed via an entire roadmap report whereby Fenestra provides the project team with an objective assessment of each component of the green building grading criteria in order to attain

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certification. And across both traditional façade management and the additional ESD services, no demographic of sector is off-limit. Catering for areas inclusive of mixed-use developments, offices, retail, residential, institutional, special facilities, hospitality and townships; Fenestra’s expertise is mirrored by the project portfolio it can now boast. The business has won numerous awards for its input towards projects including Phase 3 of Platinum Park; Menara KKR 2; Menara Hap Seng 2; The Grand Hyatt Hotel; Tower 3 KLCC; Menara CIMB - KL Sentral; and Nu Sentral office tower.

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ameline Architectural Products (M) Sdn Bhd was formed in 2010 as a subsidiary company to Fameline Group of Thailand. The Group was established in 1999 and is a leading architectural manufacturer of metal ceiling products, aluminium sun louvers and aluminium composite panels for the façade industry in Thailand. Besides manufacturing standard products, Fameline Group is capable of fulfilling architects’ visions of their work by customising special design requirements for internal or external façades. Apart from the above mentioned products, Fameline Architectural Products in Malaysia is also a representative to products from COIL Europe, a world leader in continuous anodising and ELG Specialist Singapore for Performance Louvers.

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he Halfen-Moment Group started its operations in Malaysia, supplying mechanical couplers to construction sites as a cost effective alternative for conventional splicing. One of its first iconic projects was the Petronas Twin Towers. Since then, the Group has been expanding rapidly and today the MOMENT® coupler is a wellestablished brand in the market. With headquarters in Malaysia and being supported by subsidiaries in Singapore, Philippines and India, the Company has positioned itself as a leading building solution provider for the structure with an established and extensive network throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Partnering with its sister company, HALFEN from Germany, the Company has the access to innovative products and technical expertise in: • Anchoring technology • Reinforcement technology  • Framing technology  • Facade fixing technology  • Transport anchor systems 

However, perhaps none epitomise Fenestra’s overall capabilities better than Menara OBYU. Completed in 2012, the Company provided consultancy services for façade engineering as well as the facilitation for green building certification. To achieve such widespread acclaim, the ability to keep on top of the latest and most pertinent industry trends is critical, and none more-so than that of the green building revolution. Moinfar explains: “In Malaysia, the adoption of ‘green buildings’ has been spectacular in the past few years. This comes not only from the regulatory authorities, who relentlessly strive for buildings which use less natural resources, but as of late also from the building owners who have grasped the notion of truly building for the future.

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Halfen-Moment Group Promoting and contributing towards Fenestra’s rise to the top of the industry has been a plethora of long-term, trusted relationships such as the one enjoyed with mechanical coupler supplier, Halfen-Moment Group. Halfen-Moment Group has been a regular and trusted partner of Fenestra for HALFEN Channel systems. The HALFEN Channel system supplied by HalfenMoment is a cost-effective and reliable method for connecting façade elements to a building’s superstructure.

• Tension rod systems Since being founded in 1929, HALFEN’s objective has been to offer customers individual solutions with the emphasis on quality, safety and technology. Always guaranteeing the highest quality materials, an excellent engineering service and the proven product reliability of a global brand, your confidence is our most important asset. Scan to watch our corporate video:

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B Aluminium Berhad is Malaysia’s largest supplier of aluminium extrusion, remains steadfast to its mission of being customer centric with consistent quality and delivery. Equipped with state-of-art technology and facilities, the Company meets market demand for increasingly sophisticated, versatile designs for heavy duty architectural systems with a greater depth and higher aluminium wall thickness. Among its most recognised range of products are its ‘Albesash’ Window Series, ‘Albedoor’ Door Series, and ‘Albexwall’ Curtainwall Series.

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“This doesn’t necessarily have an environmental angle but has more to do with the commercial realities. It won’t be long before the buildings in Malaysia have to publicly declare their resource consumption ratings as already has begun in some countries in Europe. The better the ratings, the higher the price of the property.”

On the lookout for talent

To be completely recognised and to maintain its market-leading position, there of course needs to be an ongoing search for expansion and diversification, and Fenestra certainly adheres to this notion as it looks to align itself more wholly to clients’ needs as they arise. Subsequently, a whole host of new or broadened offerings have been added to the Company’s remit in recent times, partially incorporating further areas of training and industry enrichment.

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As ever though, the primary focus remains on where Fenestra can make a sustainable impact, as showcased through its growing list of projects and the ongoing efforts it puts into the workforce via ongoing training, promotion, retention initiatives and up-skilling. “You have put your finger on a sensitive aspect of our business,” Moinfar states. “We are extremely fortunate to have in our employment some of the brightest designers in the country, nonetheless, we are always

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ASIA Record Automatic Doors (M) Sdn Bhd your global partner for entrance solutions

Fischer Systems Asia Pte. Ltd., 150 Kampong Ampat #04-03 KA Centre, Singapore SALES DEPARTMENT

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www.fischer.sg on the lookout for more talented people. Staff training, be it internal or external, is a fundamental premise that we abide by. We hold regular and frequent in-house seminars for all the staff to ensure they are introduced to the latest materials and technologies or simply updated on industry trends. Our staff attend external seminars and conferences for the same reason. “Meanwhile, retention of staff in a booming construction industry is always challenging and we are no exception. However, we are proud of the fact that we have a relatively low staff turnover and take it as a compliment that we are doing something right!”

Immensely effective

Moinfar goes on to pinpoint Fenestra’s staff compliment as one of the Company’s key advantages in a competitive industry environment, alluding to each individual’s

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determination and expertise. This in turn has also had a dramatic effect on breaking into new realms and capitalising on new trends as has been seen across ESD and eco-related activities. “Our staff is made up of façade designers, structural engineers, architects, mechanical engineers and sustainability professionals. This has inevitably skewed everything we do in the eco-friendly or sustainable direction,” the MD elaborates. “For example, glass selection is often seen as an aesthetic choice made by the architects. This may well be the case, but as a policy we carry out a parametric study on a number of glass types with the same visual properties as the glass chosen by the architect to determine their comparative impact on the building. “This study covers energy consumption, daylighting and comfort indices. We perform the same study on

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other façade elements such as external shading which can be immensely effective in reducing the energy consumption of buildings.” Complementing this manpower and trend adherence with an equally consistent dedication to modern technologies helps to create a more detailed, dynamic approach to solutions; culminating in a flexibility and scope that Moinfar envisions will take Fenestra to new heights in the years to come, across all evolving parameters and new innovations too. “Over the next few years I would like to see us expanding our activities to façade related fields such as wind engineering,” he concludes. “There are currently no wind tunnels in Malaysia and we send our building models to Australia for wind tunnel testing. Hopefully we, together with our associates in Melbourne, will establish Malaysia’s first wind tunnel in the next two years.”

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Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd J-5-12 Solaris Mont’ Kiara 2 Jalan Solaris 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel: +603 6205 1288 info@fenestra.com.my www.fenestra.com.my

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FENESTRA MALAYSIA SDN BHD  

Fenestra Malaysia Business Brochure - Asia Outlook Issue 31

FENESTRA MALAYSIA SDN BHD  

Fenestra Malaysia Business Brochure - Asia Outlook Issue 31