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While Brexit – Britain’s pull-out from EU – may
B & I Worldwide Sdn Bhd have shaken financial markets across the globe,
EDITOR initial worries in the Asian region may have
Eric Tan
been an over-reaction. Moving into the second half of 2016, fresh data indicates
ADVERTISING that several countries are picking up the pace, particularly the Philippines,
Josephine Lim
Thailand and Vietnam. Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, in that order, are also
EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS expected to be the top performers in 2016, with expansion rates of 7 percent
Chandra Perumal
Pete Wong and higher.
The building and construction sector continues to progress with Bangkok
Jennifer Lau seeing the completion and launch of its tallest building in the country – the
Mohamad Azhar Kasim MahaNakhon Tower, this year (pg 9). Over in Malaysia, Archidex 16 (pg 32),
CIRCULATION the country’s largest trade exhibition for the architecture, interior design and
Tan Wee Aik
Ronald Foo
building industry just concluded with record attendance. In conjunction
with the event, the Malaysian Institute of Architects honoured outstanding
Datuk Merlyn Kasimir architectural and interior designs with its PAM Awards 2016 (pg 6) and you
Dato’ Dr Ken Yeang can see the list of winning entries in this issue. Featured in this issue’s front
Datuk Ar Tan Pei Ing
Ar Chan Seong Aun cover is 338 UThant, one of the silver award winners (multiple residential).
In our Design Feature section, we showcase: Studios 18 (pg 54), a housing
Suite 201, Block A project in India; a re-make of the 1970s design style at Southwood, London
Mentari Business Park
Jalan PJS 8/5, Bandar Sunway
(pg 56); the transformation of Joliette art museum (pg 58) in Montréal; the
46150 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia introduction of Fairmont’s “The Owner’s Suite Collection” in Vancouver (pg
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6 PAM Awards pay tributes to Malaysia’s best
architectural and interior designs
10 MahaNakhon Tower, Thailand’s tallest building
12 Sunway Eastwood Park Villas offer green living
14 Canada’s Active Living Centre wins award
16 Laurent & Clark residential project, Canada


MTIB hosts working visit for MPIC ministers
Terreal Diabolo® launch @ ARCHIDEX 16
24 AkzoNobel celebrates Ramadhan buka puasa
with media community
25 Dulux consolidates professional paints
portfolio to offer better support
26 MTC presents Malaysian Wood Awards
30 IGEM: Developing ASEAN’s Green building
sector to new heights
32 Archidex 2016 attracts industry professionals
from around the region
34 SEW-Eurodrive expands operations in Malaysia

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with new facility
35 BMDAM 39th Annual General Meeting
36 Lama Tiles @ USM QS Club Products Talk


38 ACOTEC® world-class green wall panels
42 Bentley Systems: Advancing Infrastructure
46 Monier® Horizon™ 8 Roof System
48 IR Ecotech: Enriching the environment
50 Lama Verizon tile, beauty under the horizon


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World Festival of Interiors announces shortlist
Colourful Studios 18 apartment in Rajasthan
dazzles in the middle of the desert
Southwood townhouse recreates the spirit of
the 1970s
58 Joliette art museum in Montreal undergoes
transformation to increase space
60 Fairmont introduces The Owner’s Suite
62 Award-winning architect builds Terra Cotta
Studio in central Vietnam
64 Anyway Doors unique 360° pivot hinge

66 B & I Reports
78 Exhibitions & Conferences
80 Advertisers’ Index

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338 UThant (featured on front cover).

Duta Villa rain dance gamelan entrance. Univ 360 Place SoFo.

PAM Awards pay tribute to Malaysia’s

best architectural and interior designs
The annual awards is the country’s highest recognition for architectural excellence
honouring architects, clients/owners and builders/contractors.
EVERY YEAR the Pertubuhan Akitek
Malaysia (PAM) or Malaysian Institute of
Architects, a national body which represents
architects in the country, would convene to
give out honours for the best architectural
works in terms of design quality and creative
built environment.
In order for the PAM Awards to become
more prestigious and highly coveted, the
organiser has raised the bar and set even
Leisure Farm Sales Gallery. higher standards. Modelled after the Aga
Khan Award for Architecture, a five juror
system was implemented with members
sourced locally and abroad. The panel is
headed by the convenor while technical
reviewers will answer any questions raised
by the jurors.
Awards has been given out since the 1990s
and the new format was implemented since
2000. The higher criteria for winning the
Awards has translated into a greater variety
of iconic designs lining the Kuala Lumpur
Univ 360 Place SoFo. Leisure Farm Sales Gallery.
skyline. Examples of worldclass architecture

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includes the cool blue Telekom Tower and

the Securities Commission building created
by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and the ever
present Mesiniaga IBM Tower by TR Hamzah
& Yeang which won the accolades of the Aga
Khan Award in the late 1990s.
On the residential and commercial front,
there have been many well-known firms like
Villa Santubong in Belum Rainforest. Duta Villa. CSL Associates and GDP Architects Sdn
Bhd, which created significant architectural
identities for themselves. Undoubtedly, there
are many more individuals and firms that have
created architecturally significant works and
are just waiting in the wings to be recognised.
In the good design stake, the role of
the client cannot be disregarded as they
also play an important and prominent
role. A well-crafted building is not the
sole responsibility of the architect but also
R-House. Seri Ampang.
requires the understanding and support of the


CATEGORY 1: SINGLE RESIDENTIAL Primer Garden Villas Architect: Ken Wong Architect
Villa Santubong in Belum Rainforest Award: Commendation Client: Mulpha Land & Property Sdn Bhd
Award: SILVER Architect: CL&O Architects Sdn Bhd Builder: STB Interior Sdn Bhd
Architect: Yelill Architect Client: SJ Properties Sdn Bhd Jury citation: The project was clearly the most conducive
Client: MKN Group Sdn Bhd Builder: Awangsa Bina Sdn Bhd in its function and interior environment, level of
Builder: Juteras Vision Sdn Bhd Jury citation: Pleasant solution to housing development, attention to details is admirable by comparison with
Jury citation: The design has a freshness and sensitivity with simplistic style. Individual houses enjoy substantial the other entries which were highly variable in quality.
to its environment, clearly more commendable than natural lighting through large fenestrations.
Duta Villa The Garage KL
R-House Award: Commendation Award: Commendation
Award: Commendation Architect: Archicentre Sdn Bhd Architect: Malek Hassan Architect
Architect: TR Hamzah & Yeang Client: Bandar Setia Alam Sdn Bhd Client: Sevensquare Solution
Client: Mr Adam Reynolds and Mrs Laurie Pearson Builder: Eka Bina Construction Sdn Bhd Builder: Sevensquare Solution
Builder: Kim Guan Construction Sdn Bhd Jury citation: Environmentally successful in the context of Jury citation: This project displays innovativeness and a
Jury citation: A lavish project in a foreign modern idioms high-end development. The building facades are stylistically sense of fun and adaptibility in keeping with its purpose.
and style. Not indicative of Malaysian possibilities in derivative. Components of the development are put An eye opener to encourage more usage of containers in
architecture. Spaces within house create warm and together successfully to create a complete environment. various architectural projects.
livable areas.
338 UThant Award: Commendation Award: Commendation
Award: Silver Architect: GDP Architects Sdn Bhd Architect: Atelier Alan Teh Architect
Architect: Ken Wong Architect Client: Platinum Victory Property Sdn Bhd Client: Zip Hill Development Sdn Bhd
Client: Bandar Park Sdn Bhd Builder: HAB Construction Sdn Bhd Builder: Pembenaan Leow Tuch Chui & Sons Sdn Bhd
Builder: Low Keng Huat Bhd Jury citation: Placement of contrived facades at location Jury citation: Explorative usage of materials and green
Jury citation: Innovative planning with private access to must visible along elevated highway brings prominence elements to create spaces and volumes which are
each unit, affording privacy, rather inwardly contained, to building amenities on roof top maximize advantages of interesting and conducive for end users.
with well-finished externals. Strong design quality of down town location.
CATEGORY 4: INDUSTRIAL No awards given out.
Tanduk 5 Residences No awards given out.
Award: Commendation CATEGORY 10: COLLABORATION
Architect: SC Teh Architect CATEGORY 5: ADAPTIVE RE-USE No awards given out.
Client: Landview Tower Sdn Bhd No awards given out.
Builder: DIG Cast Construction Sdn Bhd CATEGORY 11: SPECIAL CATEGORY
Jury citation: Relative to the site constraints, the layout CATEGORY 6: INTERIOR DESIGN No awards given out.
appears conducive to residential amenity within a linked Leisure Farm Sales Gallery
context, with simple and good design features. Award: Silver

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The Face Platinum.

The Face Platinum. The Face Platinum. Leisure Farm Sales Gallery.

paymaster be it from the private or the public

sector. It is important that fully-educated and
conversant private and government bodies or
individuals help raise awareness to the general
standard of design, thinking, criteria and
philosophy which in turn raises the general
public perception of what good design and
architecture is all about.
There are 11 award categories this year,
namely: single residential; multiple residential
Primer Garden Villas. Tanduk 5 Residences. (low rise); multiple residential (high rise);
industrial; adaptive re-use; interior design;
commercial (low rise); commercial (high
rise); commercial (mixed development);
collaboration; and special category.
Sitting on the panel of judges for 2016
are: Ar Mohd Zulhemlee An; Datuk Seri Ar
Lim Cheong Keat; Andra Matin; Assoc Dr Ar
Azizah Salim; and Rizalman Ibrahim. n
Univ 360 Place SoFo. Seri Ampang.
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Thailand’s tallest building a reality thanks

to Aurecon’s engineering expertise
The 314-metre, 77-storey MahaNakhon Tower is the tallest skyscraper in Thailand today,
thanks to the work of a dedicated team working on the project including Aurecon.
BY THE end of the year, Thailand’s capital and construction. As a leading consultant covering structural and mechanical, electrical
city, Bangkok, will have a new addition to its in skyscraper design, Aurecon helped Pace and plumbing (MEP) designs as well as the
already impressive skyline, the MahaNakhon to achieve a higher level of confidence in construction method statement. The MEP
Tower. With a striking design resembling meeting the required performance and system has a long-term impact on operating
computer pixels, the skyscraper is set to statutory requirements, including safety and and maintenance costs and is critical to any
become the country’s tallest building standing construction timeline. Given the building’s building’s tenants.
at 314 metres tall and 77-storey high. unique pixel design, the building required “Aurecon is a leading global expert in
The developer, Pace Development a tougher engineering review to ensure tall buildings with a reputation that has been
Corporation, enlisted the help of global optimum structural efficiency. bolstered in Asia through our involvement
engineering firm, Aurecon, to undertake The work involved a comprehensive in some of the region’s super-tall landmarks,
peer review work on the building’s design review of MahaNakhon’s engineering details, including the 632-metre Shanghai Tower in
China and the 462-metre Vincom Landmark
81 in Vietnam. Both are the tallest buildings in
their respective countries. We are honoured to
be involved in the MahaNakhon development
and to help bring this iconic development to
completion,” said Dr Assawin Wanitkorkul,
Technical Director – Buildings of Aurecon
in Thailand.
Supertall structures are complex so their
design will always require higher levels of
engineering consultation. With its experience
from working on other tall buildings,
Aurecon worked with the developer and
main contractor Bouygues-Thai to ensure
the structural integrity of the building under
Bangkok’s soft soil conditions, wind and
seismic factors, among others. n

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Sunway Eastwood Park Villas to offer

contemporary green living
Architect CL&O’s linked villas located south of Kuala Lumpur are designed
to encourage a healthy lifestyle amid a natural environment.
SUNWAY EASTWOOD Park Villa is a The villas are designed to offer the best
gated and guarded, low-density residential in green living with eco-features installed in
development comprising of 66 units of every home. The development encourages
three-storey terrace homes in Taman Equine a healthy lifestyle with exercise stations,
(Puchong), located about 30 minutes south of meandering walkways that doubles as a
Kuala Lumpur. This is a stratified development jogging path and other facilities located at
where the overall concept and building facade the club house.
of Sunway Eastwood is preserved and its The villas have a north-south orientation
surroundings are maintained by the property to prevent direct impact of sunlight while
management or joint management body. minimising heat gain from the harsh morning
The development is accessible via several and afternoon sun. The use of natural
major highways, namely the Lebuhraya lighting through large windows also plays
Damansara-Puchong (LDP), Putrajaya a part in defining the interior space and
Highway, South Klang Valley Expressway adds as a distinctive feature of these homes.
(SKVE) and the Bukit Jalil Highway. In future, The design style is contemporary and both
Sunway Eastwood will only be a 20km drive indoor and outdoor spaces are connected for
away from the city centre with the up and a comfortable living environment.
coming MEX interchange. The villas come in three types: Type A is
The 66-unit development is the final phase two-and-a-half-storey with its lower ground
in the Sunway Eastwood master plan and is level overlooking the township; Type B is
conveniently perched atop the highest level three-storey with its living spaces oriented to
of the site giving it a vantage point over the face the linear garden; and Type C is situated
entire township. nearest to the natural green belt and slope.

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Sunway Eastwood is a leasehold project

and villas are typically 3,130 to 3,615 sq ft
in built-up space with prices starting from
RM1.1 million. n


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Canada’s Active Living Centre wins award

for ‘outstanding sports facility’
Designed by Cibinel Architects Ltd + Batteriid Architects, the centre exemplifies excellence
in architectural design and functionality, among others. Photo credit: Jerry Grajewski
DESIGNED BY Cibinel Architects Ltd + “The Active Living Centre is indeed a
Batteriid Architects, the Active Living Centre pride point for our faculty, university, and
at the University of Manitoba was recently community,” says Dr Douglas Brown, Dean,
named a 2016 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation
Facility Award recipient. Management, University of Manitoba.
The international awards recognise “We believe it serves as a catalyst of health
the innovative design of new, renovated or and well-being for our students, faculty, staff,
expanded collegiate recreational facilities. and community as a whole.”
This marks the first time since 1988 that a George Cibinel, the project’s Design
Canadian building has won the award. Director, describes the facility’s importance
The centre was noted by the National to the campus and its relationship to the
Intramural-Recreational Sports Association community, “the project is located at the
(NIRSA) as a facility that exemplifies corner of University Crescent and Dafoe
excellence in a number of critical areas, Road, across from the campus Welcome
including architectural design, functionality, Centre, which is an important pedestrian
and how well the facility meets its intended entrance to the campus for people arriving by
purpose. car or bus. The mandate of the University was
As the keystone of the university’s to take this opportunity to create a dynamic
Fort Garry Campus, the 100,000 sq ft, and vibrant facility that would introduce
facility boasts features and attractions such students, faculty and staff to recreation as a
as a 12-metre climbing wall, an elevated healthy lifestyle and to create a place where
200-metre running track and over 1,000 they would love to stay”.
pieces of free weights and accessories. A The award is the sixth received by Cibinel
research centre, strength and conditioning for projects they have completed on the
facilities, and three group workout studios University of Manitoba’s two campuses.
complete this state-of-the art facility. Cibinel Architecture is a consulting

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office located in Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Canada, offering personalised service to
institutional, recreational, corporate, cultural,
and commercial clients. n

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Exterior building facade. Entrance to building at street level.

Laurent & Clark residential project

unveiled in Canada
Montreal-based Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes’ twin-tower project
is designed to blend in with the neighbourhood that is famous as an entertainment hub.
THE BRAND new Laurent & Clark residential
project that was launched in the first quarter
of this year, stands out as a veritable visual
beacon within the Quartier des spectacles
neighbourhood, famous in Montreal as an
entertainment district. The project comprises
two towers with 335 condominium units
designed in a contemporary style to integrate
with its lively neighbourhood.
Jean-Pierre LeTourneux, architect and
partner with Menkès Shooner Dagenais
LeTourneux Architectes (MSDL), and
the project’s main designer, describes his
approach which focuses on the remarkable
visual and material integration of the towers
and high quality architectural achievement
aiming to honor the neighborhood’s vocation.
“It’s a question of realising a building in
an environment which is almost completed,
in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles,
and in front of the Adresse symphonique. It Courtyard and garden area.
is an important responsibility. We have the
obligation to do something exceptional,” says building facade, showcasing geometric west. On the courtyard side, residents can get
LeTourneux. modulations that use colourful, luminous, a view of the private garden and relaxation
Inspired by the neighbourhood’s bubbling and crystalline materials. areas; and on the other side, a city view. n
energy and cosmopolitan atmosphere, a Unique to Montreal, the building units
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MPIC Minister YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong (far left)

and his deputy YB Datuk Datu Nasron Datu Mansur (3rd
from left) during the working visit; accompanied by MTIB
Chairman YB Tuan Anyi Ngau (4th from left) and MTIB DG
Dr Jalaluddin Harun (far right).

MTIB hosts working visit for MPIC ministers

Recently-appointed MPIC Minister, YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong and
deputy visits MTIB to catch up on latest developments.
IT WAS MORE than a courtesy visit when against a grand total of RM 9.13 billion,
recently-appointed Honourable Minister an encouraging performance, no doubt,
of Plantation Industries and Commodities trending to growth and expansion.
(MPIC), YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Critical to the continued well-being
and his Deputy, YB Datuk Datu Nasron and long-term sustainability of this
Datu Mansur, graced the halls of the sector is raw material supply, an issue, the
Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) Honourable Minster reiterates, that will
on 25 July 2016. The ‘working visit’, as have his Ministry’s undivided attention.
the Honourable Minister put it, was two- Emphasis, he added, will also be given
fold, i.e., to be acquainted with the role of to research and development (R&D), to
MTIB and be up to speed on developments technological and engineering innovation
in the timber industry, both domestic and (e.g., glulam) that add value to both
global. To oblige were none other than productivity and products.
MTIB Chairman, YB Tuan Anyi Ngau, and both the domestic and global markets,
Director-General, Dr Jalaluddin Harun. MTIB Initiatives designs and products of international
To these end purposes, the Honourable standards through programmes such
Status Quo & Stats Minister lauded MTIB for its past and on- as TANGGAM.
Here at home, the timber industry is a going efforts and initiatives in addressing • Timber Legality Assurance System
significant contributor to the national challenges and issues that impinge and/or (MyTLAS) to fulfil legal requirements
economy with revenue from exports impact on the industry, e.g., so as to verify legitimacy of
valued at RM 22.4 billion for the year • Promoting automation and suppliers/producers and curb the
2015. The lion’s share of this revenue is mechanisation through the LEAN commercialisation of timber from non-
claimed by the timber furniture sector Management programme to inculcate, valid sources.
with earnings of RM 7.29 billion, or 32.9%, among others, best practices in product • Wood Industry Skills Development
primarily for exports to Japan, the United processing and delivery, improve Centre (WISDEC), established
States and India (Source: Department of productivity and competitiveness and specifically to build a pool of locally-
Statistics Malaysia). To date, for the period reduce dependence on foreign labour. trained skilled workers to meet the
January to May 2016, the sector accounted • Developing and nurturing skills of needs of the wood-based industry and,
for exports valued at RM 3.03 billion, home-grown designers to create, for in turn, rely less on labour imports. ■

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Diabolo® floor coverings.

Terreal Diabolo® launch @ ARCHIDEX 16

Building beauty and new spaces with innovative terracotta outdoor flooring.


International Architecture, Interior Design
and Building Exhibition 2016 (ARCHIDEX
16) served as the backdrop for the launch of
Diabolo®, the latest flooring innovation of
100% terracotta from TERREAL, the leading
global manufacturer of clay roof tiles and
energy efficient products for the building
industry. An ‘architectural innovation
specifically developed for tomorrow’s
urban landscape’ by TERREAL and RENZO
PIANO, Diabolo® is an ecological and self-
draining outdoor floor covering with a
terracotta and turf finish.

Diabolo® at Work
Installation of TERREAL Diabolo® involves
laying down a series of layers, namely,
(a) formation level of natural granular
materials, (b) base foundation of unbound Mr Olivier Rober, Vice-President Asia Pacific Middle-East, Terreal.

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Diabolo® floor coverings.

granular materials, (c) mortar base of fine sand and (d) on top of
these, placement of straight lines of Diabolos® floor coverings,
secured by clips. In interspersing spaces between said lines, a unified
mixture (of granular material and enriched garden soil) is poured
/ tamped down and, subsequently, seeded and watered for adapted
grass to grow.
Made of POLYAMIDE-6, abovementioned clips serve to keep the
terracotta coverings in a straight line and, with mechanical resistance
due to high module of elasticity, act as expansion joints. Further, these
clips maintain gaps between lines (at 1.75cm), allowing but reduced
mobility access and their anti-rotation and anti-lifting characteristics
facilitate simple and fast system installation at a designed rate of 11
clips per m².

Performance Parameters
Test results from the Diabolo® profile report 20120724 (Source:
CRED TERREAL) assessed the following performance levels against
established standards:

Test Standard Performance Level

Flex Resistance EN 10545-4 >15Mpa (N/mm2) Olivier Rober.

Shock resistance Diabolo® Features

(steel balls DO, 5 kg) EN 10545 >3.5 joules With typical dimensions of 125cm (L) × 5.75cm (W) × 10cm (T) and
colour tones of red, purple, orange-red , brown and ebony, TERREAL
Abrasion resistance EN 1344 V>100mm3 (class A2) Diabolo® floors of 100% terracotta inspire building design whilst
EN 1344 Class FP100 its application enhances space and accentuates the urban landscape.
Aside from being a warm and natural material that can be laid
Ageing due to EN 539-2 No deterioration after perfectly horizontal on a wide range of large surfaces, Diabolo® is
frost/thawing 300 cycles of frost/ durable and can resist heavy loads when placed on a well-preserved
thawing surface, e.g., adaptable for passage of vehicles weighing up to 3.5
tons. Main areas of use include public areas, squares, pavements,
Resistance to EN 1344 Class U2 (USRV>45) pedestrian walkways, driveways and terraces (swimming pools, steps,
slippage etc). An added feature is that with a wide selection of formats and
colour tones, a customisable result is possible with Diabolo®. ■
Water Absorption EN 10545-3 <12%
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AkzoNobel celebrates Ramadhan buka

puasa with media community
Launch of all-new Dulux Visualizer 3.0 App and introduction of new GM for AkzoNobel
Decorative Paints Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
IT IS GOOD KARMA, they say, when the “rule of three” (things that
come in threes are inherently more humorous, satisfying and effective
than any other number of things), is visited on an individual or event
– the annual AkzoNobel Paints buka puasa is no exception. At the
onset, it was an occasion for one of the world’s leading decorative
paints and decorative coatings companies to celebrate the breaking of
fast during the holy month of Ramadhan with its many friends from
the print and online media community.
Secondly, it was also an opportunity to introduce the personable
Mr Indra Laban, recently-appointed General Manager for AkzoNobel
Decorative Paints Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. A graduate of the
Rotterdam School of Management (MBA) and Delft University of
Technology (MSc., Mechanical Engineering), the Indonesian-born
Mr Indra Laban, General Manager, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints joins the AkzoNobel family after more than a decade with Cerebos
Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei presenting on the new and improved Dulux Pacific and a short stint with P.T. Trikomsel Oke, Tbk.
Visualizer 3.0 app.

Dulux Visualizer 3.0

The star of the evening, though, introduced, no less, by Mr Laban
himself, was AkzoNobel’s all-new Dulux Visualizer 3.0, a pioneering
app created for IOS and Android that uses cutting-edge technology
to help customers to ‘see, share and paint’ colours of their choice in
real time. First launched in May 2014, the award-winning app has
since been downloaded 10 million times and AkzoNobel aims to
roll out the new version in over 40 countries this year, including the
Netherlands, Turkey, France, India, Indonesia, Argentina and Russia.
Designed to give consumers the ‘freedom to experiment and make
bolder choices with their colour selections’, before walls or living
spaces are painted, the Dulux Visualizer 3.0 comes with new features,
i.e., augmented reality and enhanced video visualisation/capability,
Invited guests for the Buka Puasa Bersama Dulux event at One World that make decorating easier and more inspiring. With the ingenious
Colour Picker to mix, match and manage colours, said video(s) may
then be uploaded on social media and shared with family and friends,
if needs be, for second opinions.
As Mr Laban explained, now, more than ever before, the
“Visualizer is a tool that gives customers confidence to try new
colours quicker and see the potential end results of their purchases.”
It is a new digital dimension to selecting, experiencing and enjoying
the right colours or colour schemes. ■

NOTE: To download the Dulux Visualizer 3.0 app, visit the IOS
App Store or Google Play Store (to be available soon) and search for
Dulux Visualizer MY.

(From left) Mr Indra Laban, General Manager, AkzoNobel Decorative

Paints Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei and Shinta Iswandani, Head of
Brand & Consumer Marketing, AkzoNobel Paints Malaysia with the
recently launched Dulux Raya Trends booklet at the Buka Puasa Bersama
Dulux event at One World Hotel. For more information please visit

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Dulux consolidates professional paints

portfolio to offer better support
Architects, interior designers, wall owners and contractors can now look to Dulux for
a one-stop solution to all their coatings needs.
ONE GOOD REASON, among several others, why AkzoNobel is
a leading global paints and coatings company and major producer
of specialty chemicals is its unwavering commitment to reach
out and give more than just quality products to consumers/trade
professionals. Quite the latest offering is its Dulux Professional, a
‘one-stop contact-point-cum-centre that provides (1) a range of
innovative and sustainable products, (2) technical services and
support, encompassing customisable solutions, specifications
consultation across sectors and a more comprehensible product
categorisation of Dulux Professional paints, that was introduced
recently on 2 June 2016.

Dulux Professional Product Categorisation

• Dulux Professional Weathershield series, certified ‘sustainable’
by Green Label (Singapore) and SIRIM Eco-label paint for
its sustainability (reduced envionmental impact due to lesser
maintenance), proven protection from external elements, Mr Jeremy Rowe, Managing Director, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, South
ensuring that building exteriors look and stay good over time. East & South Asia, Middle East and Mr Indra Laban General Manager,
It is about (i) elastomeric technology (paint film that AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei during the
stretches by three times more than ordinary exterior paint), (ii) professional reveal event held at Zebra Square for Dulux Professional range
of products.
Keel CoolTM technology (use of special pigments to deflect
heat) and (iii) ColourlockTM technology (prevent colour-fading
due to ultra-violet rays).
It is also about durability and extended maintenance cycles interiors – Smartlight, and, (c) Colourguard Property (high
from which savings accrue. Product lines in this series: Dulux performance pigment that keeps colours looking fresher/longer).
Professional Weathershield E1000, Flexx, Express, Roof, Creation Products in this series: Dulux Professional Diamond A1000,
Acryltex, Sealer E1000 and Solvent-based Sealer E1000. Smartkight, Refresh, Sealer A1000 and Solvent-based Sealer
• Dulux Professional Diamond range, for smooth finishing and A1000.
outstanding functionality, specially formulated with technologies,
namely, of (a) StainResist Film (to build tough, hard-wearing Technical and Support Services
finish with water-repellent and stain-removal properties), (b) Products aside, the Dulux Professional package comes with:
LumitechTM (to reflect more and absorb less light for brighter • site surveys by AkzoNobel’s dedicated Project Sales and
Specification personnel, for inspection to assess the current
condition of surface coatings, assist in identifying difficult
substrates and advise on extending maintenance cycles;
• writing out specifications tailored to individual requirements, to
ensure correct surface preparation and specify the product most
appropriate for the location, environment and substrate type;
• consultation on (1) colour scheme recommendation and
visualisation with Colour Previews, and (2) health, safety and
environmental issues relevant to product use;
• site management, including work supervision and verification of
surface preparation;
• contract partnership with quality Contract Partners to ensure
delivery of quality finish and on-time completion projects, as well
as use of materials as specified. ■

Invited guests for the Dulux Professional event at Zebra Square. For more information please visit

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MTC presents Malaysian Wood Awards

The Malaysian Wood Awards is a first-of-its-kind competition in the country to
encourage and inspire use of Malaysian timber.
TIMBER HAS BEEN changing the design landscapes of the world
for eons. Despite losing its prominence over a period of time, timber
never fell off the radar of builders, architects, engineers or developers.
Malaysia’s rich rainforest has been a source of high quality timber
for centuries. Our sustainable forest management practices have
further boosted our timbers in the eyes of major wood users all over
the world.
In a bid to highlight the versatility and beauty of Malaysian
timbers, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is organising the
Malaysian Wood Awards, a first-of-its-kind competition for the wood
industry in the country.
The Malaysian Wood Awards 2016 was launched by YBhg Datuk
M Nagarajan, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Plantation
Industries and Commodities on behalf of YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew
Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities on 23
July 2016 at Level 1, Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre LEFT TO RIGHT: Y Bhg Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Nik, Malaysian Timber
(KLCC). Council CEO, Y Bhg Datuk M Nagarajan, Secretary-General of Ministry
“I am optimistic that this Wood Awards will further promote and of Plantation, Industries and Commodities (MPIC) & Ar Mohd
Zulhemlee An, President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects at the
encourage a wider use of Malaysian timbers in the built environment. launch of the Malaysian Wood Awards.
I hope the competition becomes a platform that will develop a
‘design-with-wood’ culture,” said Mah in a statement which was read
by Nagarajan. “While some of the world’s premium tropical resorts and plush
“There are many benefits of using timber in the built environment private hideaways are made of Malaysian timbers, only a handful
which those in the construction industry are still unaware of. The knows about timber’s versatility as a building material. It is time more
introduction of the Malaysian Wood Awards will help dispel many of Malaysians are made aware of timbers’ true abilities and they will be
the myths associated with timber while paying tribute to those who in awe when they see it,” added Abdul Rahim.
knew how to use it best,” said the minister. “Wood is known to be more resilient than steel without the
Also present at the launch ceremony was MTC Chief Executive coldness of touch associated with the latter. Engineered timber
Officer Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Nik who hoped that the competition products are even stronger and wood is more fire-safe than other
would give rise to a new generation of timber users. building materials.
“The Malaysian Wood Awards 2016 is a premier competition that “Timber beams are able to maintain their structural integrity
is set to reward designers of magnificent timber structures that stand during a fire due to wood’s slow charring quality which gives people
majestically on Malaysian soil showcasing the brilliance of timber,” ample time to evacuate a building unlike steel or concrete as they
said Abdul Rahim. buckle under high temperatures.
“The overall cost of building with timber is much the same but
there is considerable savings in terms of construction time when
timber is used.”
The Malaysian Wood Awards, organised in collaboration with
Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), is open to all who have completed
their projects in Malaysia during or after 2006. There are two
categories in the competition – the Public or Commercial category
and the Residential category. A total cash prize of RM150,000 is up
for grabs. The judging panel will be represented by a cross section
While some of the world’s of prominent foreign and local professionals from the architectural,
premium tropical resorts and engineering and timber fraternities.
plush private hideaways are
made of Malaysian timbers, Registration deadline is 30 August 2016 while the closing date for
only a handful knows about the submission of all entries is 31 December 2016. ■
timber’s versatility as a
building material.
Photo: Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives.
For details on the Malaysian Wood Awards, visit or call Amira Ismail or Rachel
Ling at 03-9281 1999. Alternatively, you can also e-mail

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IGEM: Developing ASEAN’s Green

building sector to new heights
Organised by KeTTHA and co-organised by GreenTech Malaysia, IGEM is the gateway to
ASEAN’s burgeoning green market.
BUILDINGS ARE a key contributor of climate change, accounting green economy is the 7th International Greentech & Eco Products
for around 40% of global energy use and contributing about 30% Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2016, the region’s
of city-wide emissions. To mitigate this, sustainability is now at the largest green technology business and innovation platform driving
core of city and town planning with green buildings playing a vital the growth of the green industry, to be held from 5 - 8 October at
role in effectively addressing global warming. the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Globally, the number of green buildings continues to grow with Organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and
projections that 37% of companies will have the majority of their Water Malaysia (KeTTHA) and co-organised by the Malaysian
real estate assets certified sustainable by 2018. Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia), IGEM is the
In the region, the ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change gateway to ASEAN’s burgeoning green market featuring cutting-
to COP21 set guidelines for member countries to pursue green, edge green technologies from regional and international industry
opening economic opportunities in establishing sustainable cities. leaders, investors, local and regional government authorities and
The Philippines is embarking on its first smart city, Clark Green other key decision makers from across ASEAN.
City, with projects worth USD 2.2 billion already being rolled out. The four-day event offers exhibitors and visitors a
Thailand is developing three smart city provinces encompassing comprehensive knowledge sharing platform and a plethora of
Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai. business opportunities through the exhibition, conferences
As a country committed to green transformation, Malaysia too and unique networking sessions such as the Minister Industry
is advancing as a smart-city hub, focusing on major cities, economic Dialogue and the MATRADE International Business Matching
development zones and new urban housing areas. Malaysia now has programme.
close to 700 green building projects registered and over 164 million Since 2010, IGEM has generated approximately USD 2.2
sq ft of certified green building space. Additionally, local councils billion in business leads, attracting over 300,000 visitors from over
are adopting the Low Carbon Cities Framework and Assessment 50 countries including from China, Germany, Japan, Netherlands,
Systems (LCCF), a tool to assist in sustainable city planning. UK and USA. Themed Green Business for Sustainability, IGEM
These concerted efforts from across the region are poised 2016 expects to bring together 350 exhibitors from over 30
to drive the demand and growth of green products and services countries and create business leads of USD380 million.
within ASEAN’s building and construction sector to new heights. Register for IGEM at and open your world to
Showcasing these and other exciting possibilities in ASEAN’s ASEAN’s green business opportunities. ■

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Organisers of the event with guest-of-honour, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (middle), Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia.

Archidex 2016 attracts industry

professionals from around the region
The four-day event in Kuala Lumpur drew over 500 local and international exhibitors
with 1,200 booths and 34,300 visitors from 70 countries.
MALAYSIA’S LARGEST trade exhibition
for the architecture, interior design and
building industry—ARCHIDEX 16—ended
successfully after running for four eventful
days from July 20 to 23 at the Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre.
The exhibition, in its 17th instalment,
has drawn over 500 local and international
exhibitors with 1,200 booths. Among the
visitors were 34,300 industry professionals and
trade visitors from 70 countries representing
the region’s community of architects, interior
designers, developers, urban planners,
engineers and other professionals involved
in the vibrant building industry.
ARCHIDEX 16 was unveiled by Datuk
Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Deputy Minister
of Works, Malaysia. In conjunction with the
event, the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival
2016 (KLAF) was also launched. KLAF is
a city-wide celebration of architecture and
design that involves industry players and the
public with the introduction of a series of
interactive events including public lectures
and design showcases.
Malaysian Timber Council’s booth.
Vendors from 17 countries including:

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Monier’s booth.

UAC’s booth.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Germany,

Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,
Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America
and Vietnam; participated in the event.
ARCHIDEX 16 was not only a highly
visible and targeted marketplace for
exhibitors, it was also a meeting place for
the region’s fraternity of architects, interior
designers, urban designers, academicians
and students who were attending the Kuala
Lumpur Architecture Festival.
Focus Forum @ ARCHIDEX was also
held during the event to discuss the challenges
Swissma’s booth.
and opportunities that would arise with the
upcoming implementation of the Trans-
Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in
the context of the construction and building
There were also a host of events organised
by the Malaysian Institute of Architects
(PAM) in conjunction with KLAF, such as
the Datum Conference, Design Forum, Green
Forum, Architecture Exhibition, Masterclass,
Public Lecture, Graphic Design Exhibition,
Architecture Tours, Round Table and a few
ARCHIDEX is jointly organised by the
Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan
Akitek Malaysia or PAM) and C.I.S Network
Sdn Bhd, an exhibition organiser. The next
event will be held from 19 to 22 July 2017 in
Kuala Lumpur. n

Terreal’s booth. NS Bluescope’s booth.

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SEW-Eurodrive expands operations with

new facility at Frontier Industrial Park
Ground-breaking ceremony of SEW-Eurodrive new and largest centre officiated
by Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of MIDA.
A WORLD LEADER in drive technology and a pioneer in drive-based
automation, SEW-Eurodrive, headquartered in Bruchsal, Southern
Germany, has been a solutions provider to power transmission and
motion control challenges – with their unique modular system of
components in their gearmotors introduced back in 1931. In the
ensuing eight-and-a-half decades, it has established a global presence
and reputation with annual worldwide sales of €2.6 billion in 144
countries, supported by a network of 92 production plants/drive
technology centres (DTC) in 48 countries.
Here in Malaysia and marking its 30th anniversary, SEW-
Eurodrive Sdn Bhd, the local subsidiary of the SEW-Eurodrive
Group, is expanding its operations with the commissioning of a new
DTC in the second phase of the Frontier Industrial Park, located in
Ulu Tiram Johor. SEW-Eurodrive’s new 2.4-acre facility will house,
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr Soh Lep Ming, Managing Director of SEW as a ‘one-stop’ centre, its assembly, engineering, sales, service and
Eurodrive Malaysia; Mr Andreas Appel, District Manager of South East & training functions, on the premise, and promise, of providing ‘faster
East Asia, SEW Eurodrive; Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer
delivery and after-sales support within the shortest time-frame’,
of Malaysian Investment Development Authority; Tuan Haji Abdul Ghazali
Haji Karim, Deputy Secretary of Johor Bahru City Council; Mr Woon Yet shored by a nationwide supply chain that includes branch offices in
Leng, Managing Director of WB Land and Mr Wong Yen Yap, Director Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
of WB Land at the groundbreaking ceremony of SEW Eurodrive’s Drive With four more products added to its range, SEW-Eurodrive
Technology Centre in Frontier 2.
Sdn Bhd’s ‘customised’ factory will assemble all types of gearmotors
to suit different types of conditions/requirements, e.g., the S-Type
geared unit for low-noise operations in airport conveyor systems.
The technology behind it all is centred on its modular system, where
the gears allow an infinite number of combination options in torque
and speed, a unique feature that allows for and guarantees to fit the
requirements of any applications.

About Frontier 2
Sited next to Desa Cemerlang at Ulu Tiram, Johor (within Iskandar
Malaysia), Frontier 2 is a 62-acre industrial park comprising 66
semi-detached and 11 build-to-suit (BTS) factories. For industries,
it is a secure and green complex with gated-guarded surveillance,
Artist impression: SEW Eurodrive
build-to-suit facility. a purpose-built two-acre central park for rest and recreation and
a workers’ dormitory for on-site accommodation. Aside from easy
accessibility by road, an added logistical advantage is its proximity to
the state’s key points of commerce, i.e., Johor Port (Tanjung Pelepas)
is 15 minutes away, the Woodlands Checkpoint, 25 minutes, and it
takes 30 minutes to Senai International Airport.
A part of the award-winning* 136-acre Frontier Industrial Park
development by WB Land, first launched in July 2014, Frontier
2’s value-added benefits are (a) the availability of industrial-grade
broadband service (in a tie-up with Bursa-listed REDtone International
Bhd) and (b) its passive green feature, being north-south oriented,
which helps in the design for natural lighting and ventilation. ■

*Five-star Winner as ‘Best in Malaysia for Industrial Development’ at the Asia Pacific Property
Frontier-Type A. Awards 2014.

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BMDAM 39th Annual General Meeting

Members assured of Association’s support in challenging times ahead.
WITH A CALL to order, the 39th Annual
General Meeting of the Building Materials
Dist r ibutors A ssociat ion Ma laysia
(BMDAM) convened on 30th June 2016 at
its premises with incumbent President, Mr
Yang Kian Lock (Sudut Swasta Sdn Bhd) in
the chair. Prior to commencement of the
day’s formal business, attendees were treated
to a viewing of BMDAM’s corporate video
and presentation of BMDAM’s activities/
events held in 2015, including dialogues
with Government agencies (MIDA, CIDB,
MITI, SIRIM, JKR) and private sector
organisations (ASEAN-MyMarket, OCBC,
BCIAsia, Capital Dynamics), exhibitions,
networking and training sessions, seminars
and workshops, business-matching events
and social gatherings.

Election of Office Bearers 2016-2018 Incumbent President’s Address

The following were elected into the Management Committee for the 2016 – 2018 term: BMDAM has come a long way since
1976, Yang remarked in his keynote
President Mr Yang Kian Lock Sudut Swasta Sdn Bhd address, attributing the Association’s
continued well-being to the “commitment
Vice-President Mr Bill Lee Makin Juta Sdn Bhd and dedication of past EXCOs” and its
membership. In the vision to see the
Honorary Secretary Mr Lim Chun Heng Honjen Enterprise Sdn Bhd
organisation grow, it is reckoned that, aside
Honorary Treasurer Mr Yee Khee Tong Chin Ho & Co (Malaya) Sdn Bhd from increasing numbers in membership,
there is a need to re-brand the Association
Immediate Past President Mr New Ching Liong Gainvest Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd
and ‘get more involved in the market.’ In
Past President Mr Steven Tai Hap Seng Trading (BM) Sdn Bhd closing, Yang highlighted two recent, and
significant, developments, namely, the
EXCO Members Mr Low Yee Min Nature Supply Trading Sdn Bhd launch of BMDAM’s Facebook page and
re-instatement, after a two-year dearth, of
Mr Henry Eng Great Lime Factory Sdn Bhd
the contract with CIDB for compilation/
Mr Su Ming Keat United Brem Sdn Bhd update/monthly submission of (building)
material pricing data.
Mr Michael Tan PP Chin Hin Sdn Bhd

Mr See Gim Leng CMCM Perniagaan Sdn Bhd Matters of Money

Notwithstanding BMDAM’s ‘sound’
Mr Thomas Tuan Procurement & Contracts Sdn Bhd financial status for the period ending 31st
December 2015, Honorary Treasurer Mr Yee
Mr Tony Foo Sunway Marketing Sdn Bhd
Khee Tong (Chin Ho & Co. (Malaya) Sdn
Mr Patrick Ong Emum Capital Sdn Bhd Bhd) remarked that income from the CIDB
contract will boost revenues, in addition
Ms Pauline Teng Syn Tai Hung Trading Sdn Bhd
to that being and/or to be generated in
Mr Cheah Chee Ngen Ipmuda Bhd existing and future fund-raising projects.
In support of the said contract, and to
Mr Lim Huck Seng Simen Utara Sdn Bhd facilitate timely submission, members are
reminded to contribute, promptly, the
Mr Ng Chin Kwan Posim Marketing Sdn Bhd
relevant data and/or updates. ■

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Lama Tiles @ USM Products Talk

Lama Tiles’ Marketing Manager, Mr Gary Ho, highlights the features and advantages of the
company’s range of products at recent USM QS Club Products Talk .
IT IS SAID that success is not a destination but a journey; for Lama
Tiles the trek began in 1951 with the establishment of Butterworth
Brickworks Sdn Bhd, later changed to Lama Tile (Utara) Sdn Bhd
in 1997. Whatever the marque, it has been, in no uncertain terms,
a long haul, spanning more than six decades. Making a name for
itself in the production of clay bricks and profiled roofing tiles
(“LAMA 62”) for building construction, the company has since
consolidated its position in the industry as the manufacturer of
choice, founded on quality workmanship, service and innovative
ZEPHER Solar Ventilator.
technology. To date, Lama Tiles is the oldest and largest privately-
owned enterprise in concrete roofing tiles and metal doors/window
frames in Malaysia and Singapore.

USM QS Club Products Talk

In a recent presentation by Mr Gary Ho Wai Lun, the USM Products
Talk was as good a platform as any to highlight the origins of the
Lama Group and its range of products, accessories and services:
• Duly certified and approved by SIRIM, IKRAM, SPNB and
TCVN (Vietnam) and compliant with standards European (EN
490:1994, EN 491: 1994) and ASTM C 1492 – 03 (American) and
JIS A 5402 (Japanese), the Lama ROMAN range of Extruded
Interlocking Concrete Roofing Tiles are specially designed to coloured COOLTECH Heat Reflective Tile.
provide higher structural strengths for a higher break loading • LAMANO Luxury Tiles of highly-compacted green concrete,
and resistance against cross winds, with moderately sized, yet suited to roof pitches of 25° and above and as low as 5° with
deep, water course to optimise water flow especially during ISOLINE system. Green products with low VOC, LAMANO
heavy rainstorms. Tiles are long lasting and durable, self-cleaning with
• Lama’s Ultimate Cool Roofing Solution, namely, energy- nanotechnology and, therefore, requiring little maintenance.
efficient KOOL@ROOF which incorporates COOLTECH Other features include low porosity, fire resistance, acoustical
roofing tiles, heat-reflective (22-80%, depending on colour) insulation, high solar reflectance index (SRI) and UV
radiant barriers, ZEPHER solar-powered roof ventilation/ resistance.
heat extraction system and “Breathable” Ridge & Hip Dry Fix • Full range of roofing components, including (a) Lama Ridge
to remove any remnant penetrated heat. The bottom line is Tree (for fast and convenient installation and easy levelling of
(a) reduction of 10°-30°C at the surface and 5°-15°C indoors ridge runner), (b) Lama ‘breatheable’ ridge and hip dry fix with
and up to 10% in cooling costs, translating to approximately self-adhesive butyl backing, to replace traditional wet cement
1.0 metric ton of CO2 emission per annum for a 200m² light- mortar fixing, (c) Lama Abutment Flashing Strip (nailed/
screwed over abutment dry fix to provide sealing).
• ZEPHER Solar Ventilator, powered by energy from the sun to
extract stagnant and hot air built up indoors (via radiation)
through vented ceilings/exhaust fans at rates of more than 10-
15 times that of standard Whirlybirds - ideal energy-saving
application for homes, commercial buildings, offices, factories
and warehouses, schools and leisure outlets. ■

(Note: The recent Product Talk was organised by USM QS Club for
its first and second year students from the Architecture and Quantity
Survey course; special thanks to Prof Dato’ Dr Abdul Rashid
Mohamed, Dean of the School of Educational Studies, USM, and
Lewis, USM QS Club representative.)

For enquiries, e-mail or visit

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See Kang Nursing Home at Singapore.

ACOTEC® world-class green wall panels

Structural components tailored to IBS
ACOTEC® wall panels are cost saving, labour efficient and lighter
than conventional masonry wall.
FOR ACOTEC SDN BHD, going ‘green’ is a
deep-rooted philosophy that is at the heart
of its business strategy. Since its inception
in the mid-1990s, the company has been
a leading proponent of environmental
sustainability with its world-class wall
panels, quality innovative ‘green’ products
that facilitate the process of construction
under Industrialised Building System (IBS).

Green Features
For starters, ACOTEC® wall panels are made
of eco-friendly material (as acknowledged by
Green Label Singapore) that are recyclable.
Also, a typical ACOTEC® wall panel of 3,000
mm (Length) × 600 mm (Width) and 100
mm (Thickness) is equivalent to 112 pieces
of bricks which translates to (i) a reduced
wall weight by approximately 45% (bricks)
and 3.0 m² (blocks) requiring only two
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panel surface is ready-made and suitable for plastering and skim coat
finishing (for internal walls).
To ensure best and quality product,
we have tested our wall panel under
Performance/Technical Specifications severe duty conditions.
Walking the talk, as it were, ACOTEC® Wall Panel Systems are
more than up to the mark (with standard 100 mm thick samples)
registering the following:

Installation speed (m²/man-day) 16

Weight (kg/m²) 140

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Sounding insutation (dB) 48

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Mr Kaushik Chakraborty, VP & Regional Executive, Asia South,

Bentley Systems, addressing attendees at the event.
INSET: Kaushik Chakraborty.

Bentley Systems: Advancing Infrastructure

CONNECT Edition unveiled @ Jakarta to an audience of more than 200 building
professionals from various disciplines.
BE IT AMSTERDAM, London or Kuala that recognises outstanding achievements “organisations and enterprises, including
Lumpur, it is always an event when in applying technology in infrastructure the supply chain beyond your organisational
Bentley Systems comes to town and the development and advancement. firewalls, to connect their projects to a greater
recent Jakarta jaunt on 27 April 2016 is no degree than was ever possible.” In building
exception. Bentley, a leading global provider About CONNECT Edition infrastructure, it is critical, he elaborated, to
of comprehensive software solutions The CONNECT Edition comprises a converge project delivery and operations, to
for advancing infrastructure, was in the comprehensive modelling environment, connect assets to improve their performance
Indonesian capital to tell attendees of the connected performance environment, and to connect, through reality modelling,
CONNECTION event all about CONNECT and common data environment, while the real to the virtual world.
Edition, Bentley Systems’ common embracing the Microsoft Azure cloud service,
environment that comprehensively supports and supporting a hybrid environment Keynote Presentation
on-time delivery of infrastructure projects that includes on-premise servers, desktop Highlighted as examples of best practices
and unifies work across the entire project applications, and mobile apps. In serving to in advancing infrastructure, the day’s
eco-system and over the full lifecycle of advance projects, it is a new user experience agenda featured four innovative and
the project – a “purposefully-connected that, through cloud services, connects and successful projects in Indonesia. Contenders
environment” to improve the performance shares information securely with all project drawn from Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards
of projects and assets with reduced risks and participants and stakeholders anytime and programme, were:
on budget. anywhere. • USD 5 million project for Holcim
To an audience of more than 200 Unveiled in 2013, the CONNECT Indonesia for front-end engineering
building professionals – from disciplines Edition is BIM Level 3 information design of the Lampang Cement
of design, construction and operations – modelling that facilitates “reaction,” enabling Terminal, including a loading platform,
the day-long agenda, themed “Advancing real-time decisions for best performance breasting and mooring dolphin, pipe
Infrastructure,” also included a keynote and the infrastructure asset to operate with bridge and abutment, at the port of
presentation on four innovative projects in “intelligence.” Tarahan in Lampung Province. For
Indonesia that were nominated (by Bentley As explained by Mr Kaushik Chakraborty, efficient and functional design, BAM
Systems users worldwide) to vie for Bentley’s VP & Regional Executive, Asia South, Bentley Infraconsult worked with Delta Marine
Be Inspired Awards, an annual programme Systems, the CONNECT Edition allows Consultant Singapore using Bentley’s

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STAAD.Pro to provide a fast and accurate solution for meeting
project requirements, i.e., quality design within the scheduled
timeframe and minimum budget. STAAD.Pro’s collaborative
environment for document sharing, review, comment (e.g.,
modification in pipe bridge, steel material take-off, vibration
checks, and so on) also helped to reduce project delivery time
and cost.
• As an innovation in water network analysis, the Malang project
was cited, where utility provider PDAM Malang was experiencing
water loss due to leakage in their piping system. Bentley’s
WaterGEMS was used to detect and repair leaks, stabilise water Isometric view 1.
pressure and, in consequence, reduce operating costs through
hydraulic modelling using data logger, flow meter and GPRS
data. WaterGEMS also enabled simulation of customer usage
patterns and the conditions in corroded distribution pipes, a
process much more expedient than manually.
• Within its engineering and maintenance department, technology
services provider PT. FKA Global, Jakarta reduced maintenance
costs by 12% by developing a collaborative data-sharing network.
Aside from eliminating departmental data silos, it bolstered
reliability of customer service data and provided better fibre and
coax network visibility. Software used included Bentley Coax,
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Geo Web Publisher, Bentley Inside Plant, Bentley Map, and
MicroStation, to streamline data communications network and
accommodate its many data formats. As an innovation in utilities
and communication, the system allowed for, along with reduced
maintenance costs, better-managed workflows and licence usage.
• As part of a USD 100 million undertaking by Chevron Indonesia,
the Bangka deep-water gas field located offshore of East
Kalimantan is being developed into a two-well subsea production
that is to be connected to the West Seno FPU by a flow-line
and umbilical. To create an ‘as-built’ 3D model of the unit to
simulate and facilitate design modifications, ZEE Engineering
used Bentley’s MOSES software. It is a cost-effective strategy that
allows for all future modification works, if any, to be less costly.

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Also, it was opportune, at the Jakarta event, to inform all and sundry
on enhancements to Bentley’s existing software including release
of new ConstructSim products, i.e., ConstructSim Planner, that
simplifies the advanced work packaging process using a virtual
construction model, while ConstructSim Work Package Server
combines real-time construction information with automated work
packaging to increase project visibility, improve productivity, and
reduce costs.
In advancing reality modelling capabilities, Bentley has acquired
LumenRT for “visual optioneering,” with real-time, immersive
interaction, enlivening infrastructure environments with rich libraries
of dynamic content. Last, but not least, is Bentley’s acquisition of
AssetWise Amulet, for industrial-scale predictive and prescriptive
analytics that advances Bentley’s existing AssetWise solution from
reliability-centered maintenance and risk-based inspection to asset
performance modelling. ■

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Enriching the living and work environment

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IR Ecotech offers solutions to conserve the natural environment and minimise
the negative impact of human activities.
SET IN MOTION back in 2009 with the establishment of the
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of special-purpose vehicles such as the Green Technology Financing
Scheme (GTFS), Green Building Index (GBI) and Green Technology
Corporation, the green movement in Malaysia has been, as they
say, on a roll. Very much on the bandwagon is IR Ecotech Sdn Bhd.
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In collaboration with the University of Technology Malaya (UTM)
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be the solutions provider of choice for Waste Management system
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27 - 28 September 2016
InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Opening Keynote Address
The Honorable YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau
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Lin Mao Sen Tea Store by Ahead Concept Design.

INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors

announces shortlist
A Singapore shophouse, a German rug showroom and a treasure room at the
British Museum among shortlist announced for World Interior of the Year 2016.
INSIDE WORLD Festival of Interiors, the
leading global interior design and architecture
awards programme, announced in July a
shortlist of 63 projects that will compete for
the World Interior of the Year 2016.
Projects from across the globe were
entered across nine diverse categories,
ranging from grand civic spaces and hospitals
to transportation hubs, bars, clubs and shops.
Hosted alongside the World Architecture
Festival (WAF), the Festival attracts in excess
of 2,000 attendees annually for three days of
talks, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.
The theme for INSIDE 2016 is ‘Fluid
Interiors’ and will explore how crossover
design is transforming how we live, work
and play. An in-depth talks programme
will explore this topic and debate the
implications for interior architecture and
design regarding the increasing fluidity of
uses, as the boundaries between workplace,
home and leisure spaces become blurred.
Shortlisted designers reflect the global
Niven Road Studio by WOW Architects, reach of the awards and include: Eight
Warner Wong Design. York Theatre Royal by De Matos Ryan.
Inc (USA), Draft (Japan), Kerry Phelan

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Rabbit Hole by Paradigm Shift Design Company Limited.

Meteror Cinema by One Plus Partnership Limited.

Design Office (Australia), noa* - network of

architecture (Italy), OHLab (Spain), Rosan
Bosch Studio (Denmark), Studio Lotus
Maru by Chen Interior design. (India) and studioMK27 (Brazil). Chinese
firm Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
can celebrate as the companies with the
most shortlisted projects, four in total, while
fellow Chinese firm One Plus Partnership and
Australians BVN achieve three shortlisted
projects each.
All nominees will present their projects
to international juries during the Festival
to compete for one of the nine coveted
INSIDE category awards. Open to all Festival
attendees, the presentations are followed
by a live exchange between the designers
and jurors. The overall winner of the World
Interior of the Year will be announced at an
exclusive gala dinner on November 18. n
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Design Feature

Colourful Studios 18 apartment dazzles

in the middle of the desert
Sanjay Puri Architects incorporates traditional bright colours favoured by the
local communities in his residential apartment design.
LOCATED ON an undulating site in Ras,
Rajasthan, India, Studios 18 apartment
spreads across 36 acres of desert land. With
no buildings or development in the vicinity,
this development was created for the workers
from a new cement manufacturing plant
nearby. Within a one kilometre radius of the
project are four villages. Taking cue from
the layouts of the villages, the architect built
organic streets that weave across the site. In
fact, Studios 18 follows the style of ancient
Indian cities with houses built in volumes that
interlock across three or more levels.
The apartment units are all oriented In Rajasthan, colours play an important
towards the north, north-east and north-west role in the daily lives of the people as can
to prevent minimal exposure to the direct be seen in their colourful attire. Most cities
path of the sun. In this hot arid climate, in the state are identified by a colour, for
temperatures can soar to 35°C and summers instance Jodhpur is known as the blue city,
can last up to eight months. The apartments Jaisalmer as the yellow city and so on. The
are lowrise so that all units are close to the architect borrows some of these colours to
ground, similar to living in landed houses. create a visual impact for the apartment
At the sides of the housing blocks are blocks. Lighter hues on external walls are
partitions and corridors with square “holes” used to deflect heat while darker tones are
that allow natural ventilation at the same used indoors to create a cooler ambience.
time cutting off the harsh glare of sunlight. Studios 18 is a housing project with a
The holes also allow natural light into the sustainable design that follows the existing
linear corridors creating different patterns contours of the land, an orientation which
at different times of the day. Each apartment reduces heat and features that facilitate
is also cross-ventilated with deep recessed natural lighting and air ventilation. n
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Staircase , tv and living room at the lower ground floor.

Young couple recreates the spirit of the

1970s with Southwood townhouse
Interior designer LLI Design’s work on a townhouse recognised as
“Best Interior Design Private Residence London.” Photo credit: Alex Maguire
LLI DESIGN have recently completed their
Southwood project, a total interior design and
refurbishment of a four-storey 1970’s London
townhouse in Highgate, a leafy and upscale
neighbourhood in London. The project has
been awarded “Best Interior Design Private
Residence London” in the UK Property
Awards - 2015 / 2016.
The house had tremendous potential
and the new owners, a young professional
couple, wanted to embrace the 1970’s feel
albeit in a non-cliched way. Top of their wish
list was a contemporary glass and steel open
tread staircase and a master bathroom with
a distinctive “wow” factor.
Although the room sizes were fairly big,
the spaces on all floors were cramped and
dark. The existing staircase that led from the
lower ground to the upper ground floor, was
removed and replaced with a new glass and
Living room 2 on the upper ground floor.
steel staircase, thereby maximising the lower

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Master suite 2 on the second floor. Master bathroom on the second floor.

and floor. The palette was orange, yellow and

dark woods with industrial metals.
The mood changes dramatically upon
entering the upper ground floor where the
owners wanted a relaxed and calm feel. The
colour palette for this floor was soft cream,
yellow, and pale blue with key accent pieces
in black.
A bespoke fitted banquette was designed
for the space adjacent to the kitchen. This was
lit from behind with LED strips, throwing
a gentle light up the wall. Adding a round
table, two dining chairs, a matt black accent
pendant lamp over the table and artwork
above helped to define the dining area which
can comfortably sit six people.
Master suite room on the second floor.
Furniture choices for the living area were
kept simple with a generous L-shaped sofa and
an industrial styled coffee table, which sits on
a delicately coloured yellow and grey rug.
Calming hues were repeated in the
kitchen, with pale khaki units and a cream
composite worktop. A small breakfast bar was
added and dramatic dark bronze tiles created
a backsplash between the top of the counter
and the bottom of the units.
The first floor shower room fills the full
width of the room, with diamond shaped
embossed tiles in tones of cream, cappuccino
and chocolate.
The second floor was reconfigured from a
series of separate rooms into a stylish master
Living room on the upper ground floor. suite with an open plan bathroom featuring
a freestanding bath. By rethinking the core
ground floor space. All of the internal walls and glass balustrade staircase was designed aspects of the design and layout LLI Design
on this floor were removed to create more to sit easily within the existing building and have transformed a tall vertical townhouse
space. Due to its’ lack of natural daylight the to complement the original 1970’s spiral into a spacious and luxurious home. n
ground floor worked extremely well as a living staircase. The furniture specified was bright
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Design Feature

Joliette art museum undergoes

transformation to increase space
Les architectes FABG transforms and expands the Musée d’art de Joliette in Montréal
by adding three new volumes to the building. Photo credit: Steve Montpetit
LOCATED ABOUT an hour’s drive north of necessary to offer a wide range of programmes
Montréal, Canada is the Musée d’art de Joliette structured around the promotion of its
(Joliette art museum), recognised as Quebec’s permanent collection and the presentation
most important regional art museum. While of temporary exhibitions, as well as a host
pursuing the objectives of conservation, of educational and cultural activities for
dissemination and research established visitors of all ages. The addition of new flexible
over half a century ago by its founders, the gallery space, animation rooms for youth, a
museum continues to expand its permanent multipurpose cafe, conference rooms and a
collection, which currently comprises some rooftop terrace were necessary to open up the
8,500 works held in four collections: Canadian institution to the community and to allow it compliance update of the existing spaces
art, European art, contemporary art and to play a larger role in the lives of the nearby including the renovation of the museum
archaeology. residents. archives in the basement, the replacement
The complete transformation and Particular attention was paid to the of all the mechanical and electrical systems,
expansion of the original building was original building by revealing and cleaning the complete waterproofing of the building
the existing concrete structure that had been envelope, the construction of new office
covered up with brick and plaster over time. spaces and the creation of an easily accessible
In order to facilitate visitor orientation and museum. Also included in the architect’s
create a dramatic double-height space, part of mandate were the signage design and
the second floor concrete slab was demolished the selection of all interior and exterior
at the entrance of the building where the furnishings. n
original museum atrium had once existed.
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Living room of The Owner’s Suite Collection.

Fairmont introduces The Owner’s

Suite Collection for discerning guests
Visitors to the hotel in Vancouver will be able to enjoy 10 suites that are decked out
with all modern-day luxuries with a view to match.
has recently announced “The Owner’s Suite
Collection” designed for their elite hotel
guests who demand more than just a room
for the night.
The 10 spacious suites each features a
spacious living room with Ico Parisi-inspired
sofa and large marble bathroom, connecting
to the master ensuite complete with a king-
size canopy bed, second marble bathroom
with oversized tub, and a large walk-in
closet, providing 800 sq ft of opulent living.
Taking cues from European mid-century
modernism, the stylish decor is stunning in
its simplicity.
The luxury suites combine the elements
of fashion, art and music. Inside the suite
is a custom vinyl collection and a Rega
RP1 turntable. Guests are welcomed with a
custom curated record collection to suit their
Master bedroom with four-poster bed.
musical preferences, or they can select from

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Pool area at the rooftop.

a collection that complements the DNA of

Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Guests staying overnight in one of the
Owner’s Suites will also enjoy Fairmont Gold
services and benefits providing “the luxe life”
including personalised check-in, exclusive
concierge, a signature lounge featuring daily
breakfast, evening canapes and an impressive
outdoor terrace overlooking Coal Harbour,
Stanley Park and the snow capped North
Shore Mountains.
Under the direction of owner/developer,
Westbank Projects Corp. and the Peterson
Group, the Owner’s Suite concept was
Entrance to the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim.
shaped by award-winning Vancouver-based
architect James K Cheng. A pioneer in
west coast architecture, Cheng’s green glass
towers helped coin the term Vancouverism,
and designed the Fairmont Pacific Rim as
an urban oasis. For the Owner’s Suites he
incorporated contemporary and European
modern design influences for a tranquil space
that is intentionally stunning in its simplicity
and allows panoramic views to remain the
primary focal point.
Fairmont Pacific Rim was rated the
World’s Best Business Hotel by Condé Nast
Traveler and the number one City hotel in
Canada by Travel + Leisure. n
View from the Suites.
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The artist’s turntable is located at the centre of the ground level. Interior of the building with the wood-frame structure allowing
Visitors can observe the artist at work from the higher floors. for clay works to be displayed.

Award-winning architect builds

Terra Cotta Studio in central Vietnam
Vietnam’s leading architect, Tropical Space, creates a work space in the middle of a village
for renowned artist Le Duc Ha to create his clay sculptures. Photos by: Hiroyuki Oki
THE TERRA COTTA Studio—located beside the Thu Bon river about and workshop areas.
12 km from Hoi An, a Unesco world heritage site in central Vietnam—is The outermost layer of the studio is made with solid clay bricks,
a unique architectural structure in the middle of a village. The Studio is resembling a traditional Vietnamese furnace. The studio also borrows
the work space for renowned artist Le Duc Ha to create his masterpieces some design characteristics of the ancient Champa culture as this entire
made from terra cotta. Thu Bon river is the lifeline for the local residents area was part of the Champa kingdom from the fourth to the seventh
who depend on it not just for sustenance and agriculture but also for century. Bricks are stacked in an interleaved pattern with holes in
their traditional crafts of mat weaving and silk production. between to allow for air circulation. While working, the artist Le can
The Studio is a cube-shaped building that has a space of seven- feel the wind and hear the sound of nature from the surrounding area.
metre square surrounded by a bamboo platform that is used for drying The interior of the studio houses a wood-frame system across
the terra cotta products. Across the interior are two benches for resting three-floors. This system has 60-centimetre-square modules comprising
and tea breaks. There is also a raised platform which separates the studio shelves for displaying artworks, a staircase, hallways and bench seats.
The frame is seven-metre tall and visitors can walk along the hallway
or climb up to the mezzanine to observe the people at work in the
workshop and look out to the surrounding garden and nearby river.
At the ground floor of the studio is a turntable for Le to work on his
sculptures. Natural lighting is allowed in throughout the day and
visitors can observe the artist working with light as one of his tools.
During the monsoon season, the river might overflow its banks and
flooding is one of the major concerns for the architect. Hence, shelves
are built on the higher decks for the artist to store his unfinished work
should water seep into the studio. The terra cotta studio is designed to
be an arts centre to attract lovers of clay handiworks both locally and
from abroad. n
The exterior facade of the Studio is created
mostly from bricks, bamboo and wood.
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Pictured left, right & bottom: Glass “steel-look” pivot door

with 360° central axis pivoting hinge. Photo: Koen Dries

Anyway Doors with unique 360°

pivoting hinge wins design awards
High-tech hinge makes a heavy door swing as light as a feather and can be customised.
AZ Awards named it “best architectural product” for 2016.
ANYWAY DOORS, a company based in architectural product” for 2016. The idea also in both swing directions, allowing doors to
Belgium came up with the idea for a door picked up a Red Dot award for best product revolve up to 360°. The company claims that
that can swing 360° like a carousel on a design last year, among other awards. the hinge can make doors as heavy as 150kg
central pivoting hinge. Their design can be Anyway Doors’ design revolves around an feel as light as a feather.
customised and fitted to any pivoting door ‘invisible’ pivoting hinge that is integrated into The pivot doors are designed to close
or wall. the door panel without the need for visible quietly by means of a patented locking
The idea was so innovative that the judges floor fixtures. The compact hinge features technology integrated in the door as well as
at the 6th annual AZ Awards named it “best a high-tech comfort closure which works in the minimalist frame. The male (convex)
part consists of a synthetic profile on the door
leaf; the synthetic fitting in the door frame
is the female (concave) part. Every Anyway
door can therefore be set at an opening of 90°,
or 180°/360°. Even with doors swinging at
180°/360°, this guarantees perfect closure and
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Tel: +603-7806 3701 / 7806 1166 Fax: +603-7886 5600 E-mail:
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Chong Kia Hoi Realty Group:

CLASSIFICATION Commercial Jurutera Jasa (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd Proposed development of a 6-storey boulevard shopping
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Design No 127, 1st Floor, Green Heights Commercial Centre complex.
LOCATION Matang, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Jalan Lapangan Terbang The development is a component of the Metrocity
(GPS Coordinates: 1.564811, 110.302985) 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Square comprising a twin 18-storey SOHO tower and an
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM50 milion Tel: +6082-463 888 Fax: +6082-463 222 8-storey corporate towerall in total occupying an area of 183
APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 2Q 2016 E-mail: acres.
APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 2Q 2018 Engineer: Mr Victor


Chong Kia Hoi Realty Group Perunding Teknikal
2, Lot 500-501 1st Floor Level 4 & 5 (STALLION), Sub Lot 17
Palm Court Rock Commercial Centre, 1½ Mile, Jalan Rock
Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce 93200 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
93708 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Tel: +6082-246 182 / 242 986 Fax: +6082-420 276
Tel: +6082-425 266 Fax: +6082-428 297 E-mail:
Chairman / MD: Mr Chong Kia Hoi Engineer: Mr Jee Jia Jiun


Jurubina Unireka MCC East Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Suite 19.11, Kueh Hock Hui Commercial Centre No 4 Lot 15829 3rd Floor
Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Setia Commercial Centre
93150 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Jalan Setia Raja
Tel: +6082-418 155 Fax: +6082-418 177 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
E-mail: Tel: +6082-362 655 Fax: +6082-362 655
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Wealth Plateau Sdn Bhd:

CLASSIFICATION Residential Kemasepakat Sdn Bhd Tobina Sdn Bhd
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Design 602-604, Block A 24A Jalan BK5A/2A, Bandar Kinrara
LOCATION Lot 101163, Part of PT 14931 and Glomac Business Center 47100, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
PT 14969, PT 14932-PT14968 and 10, Jalan SS6/1, Kelana Jaya Tel: +603-8070 9498 Fax: +603-8070 9598
land government, Lebuhraya Puchong 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Project: Puan Nik Nora binti Mustafa
Sungai Besi, Jalan Impian Indah, Tel: +603-7804 5282 / 6284
Mukim Petaling, Daerah Kuala Lumpur, Fax: +603-7804 6284 / 7805 1095 BRIEF DESCRIPTION
W.P. Wilayah Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia E-mail: Proposed development comprises 2 blocks of 39-storey
(GPS Coordinates: 3.047521, 101.671787) Engineer: Puan Wahidah bt Osman residential towers (giving a total of 508 units of serviced
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM50 milion apartments with built-up areas of 850 sq ft) over a 7-storey
APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 4Q 2016 M & E ENGINEER podium with car parks and facilities.
APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 4Q 2019 Ryad Hassan & Associates Sdn Bhd
M-Avenue C-2-1 Block C
DEVELOPER No 1 Jalan 1/38A
Wealth Plateau Sdn Bhd Segambut Bahagia
No 24A, Jalan BK5A/2A, Bandar Kinrara 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-6242 2364 Fax: +603-6250 2365
Tel: +603-8070 9498 Fax: +603-8070 9598 E-mail:
Project: Puan Nik Nora binti Mustafa Managing Director: Ir Nik Ahmad Ryad bin Nik Mohamed


Linea Architect Sdn Bhd HMR & Associates
No. 36-3, Medan Setia 2 2-2, Jalan Wangsa Setia 4
Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara Wangsa Melawati
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 53300, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2094 3177 Fax: +603-2093 7306 Tel: +603-4149 8049 Fax: +603-4148 1049
E-mail: E-mail:
Architect: En Zaharuddin Bin Kamsan Director: En Rosli bin Hashim

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Curah Bahagia Sdn Bhd (wholly-owned subsidiary of Andaman Group):



CLASSIFICATION Hotel & Serviced Apartment Veritas Architects Sdn Bhd OS Engineering & Associates Sdn Bhd
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Design 2nd Floor, Bangunan Getah Asli No 15A & B, Jalan BPU 2, Bandar Puchong Utama
LOCATION Lot 15296 (PT 14250), Mukim Ulu Kelang, No 148, Jalan Ampang 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Daerah Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603-8090 8888 Fax: +603-8090 8899
(GPS Coordinates: 3.165857, 101.751525) Tel: +603-2162 2300 Fax: +603-2162 2310 Engineer: Mr Kenny Fang (E)
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM100 milion E-mail:
C & S ENGINEER C817, 8th Floor, Block C, 17 Jalan SS7/26
DEVELOPER Civil & Structural: 47301 Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Ecofirst Consolidated Bhd Perunding JPC Sdn Bhd Tel: +603-7629 5725 Fax: +603-7629 5726
A-19, Menara Allianz Sentral 152-2-16, Kompleks Maluri Quantity Surveyor: Mr James Loh
203 Jalan Tun Sambanthan Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri
50470 K L Sentral, Kuala Lunmpur, Malaysia 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Tel: +603-2725 1888 Fax: +603-2725 1777 Tel: +603-9285 6622 Fax: +603-9285 2611 Part of the 87 acres Arc Central Ampang mixed
E-mail: E-mail: development, Liberty @ Arc Central is the first phase
CEO: Datuk Tiong Kwing Hee Engineer: Ms Emily component that comprises 3 blocks of residential towers to
be built over an area of 8.8 acres of freehold commercial
Owner: Geotechnical Engineers: land.
Curah Bahagia Sdn Bhd G & P Geotechnics Sdn Bhd Tower A is 36-storey consisting of 569 units of SOHO
(wholly-owned subsidiary of Andaman Group) No. 39-5, Jalan Tasik Selatan 3 apartments with built up areas of 450 sq ft; Tower B is
No 19 Jalan USJ Sentral 3 Bandar Tasik Selatan 35-storey with 576 units of SOHO apartments, built-up
USJ Sentral, Persiaran Subang 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia areas of 450 sq ft; and Tower C is 35-storey with 486 units
47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-9059 5396 Fax: +603-9059 5869 of SOHO apartments and built-up areas of 450 sq ft. The
Tel: +603-8023 3366 Fax: +603-8023 7128 E-mail: three residential towers sit atop a 6- storey podium with car
Group Managing Director: Datuk Seri Dr Vincent Tiew Engineer: Dato Ir Dr Gue See Sew parks, facilities, public amenities and retail spaces.

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Deluxious Capital Land Sdn Bhd (VST Group):



CLASSIFICATION Residential TYL Perunding Sdn Bhd Proposed development of 1 block of 52-storey residential
STAGE OF PROJECT Sitework No 5-3A, Jalan SS 26/4, Taman Mayang Jaya tower (with 495 units of serviced apartments with built-up
LOCATION Lot 11599, 1524, 1525 & 1526, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia areas ranging from 762 sq ft to 1,055 sq ft) on freehold land.
Jalan Ampang Kiri, Mukim Ampang, Tel: +603-7803 6339
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Fax: +603-7803 4299
(GPS Coordinates: 3.161654, 101.746646) E-mail:
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM100 milion Engineer: Ir Lim Han Neng
BSD Associate
DEVELOPER Unit 50-1 Block D, Bangunan Jaya 1
Deluxious Capital Land Sdn Bhd Lot 72A Jalan Universiti
(VST Group) 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Wisma VST, No 37, Jalan Anson Tel: +603-7932 1833 / 1033
10400 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Fax: +603-7932 0833
Tel:+604-226 4087 Fax: +604-227 8127 Engineer: Mr Low Chan Yeong (M)
Quantity Surveyor: Ms Shindy
ARCHITECT In-house contractor:
CH & I Architecture Sdn Bhd VST Cemerlang Sdn Bhd
D-3-1A, Block D, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti Wisma VST, No 37, Jalan Anson
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 10400 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7960 0898 Fax: +603-7960 6098 Tel:+604-226 4087
E-mail: Fax: +604-227 8127
Architect: Mr Chook Jun Yet Quantity Surveyor: Ms Shindy

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PPM Realty Sdn Bhd:



CLASSIFICATION Residential LKS Engineering Consultant
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Conceptual 27 Floor, Menara Pernas
LOCATION Lot 1548, Jalan Pantai Prima (Jalan 112/H), 48A, Jalan Permas
Off Jalan Kerinchi, Mukim Kuala Lumpur, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Malaysia Tel: +604-2172 743 Fax: +604-2290 792
(GPS Coordinates: 3.111509, 101,661895) E-mail:
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM100 milion Director: Ir Kenny Toh
MEG Consult Sdn Bhd
DEVELOPER 23-2 Jalan PJU 5/21, Kota Damansara
PPM Realty Sdn Bhd 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
A-3-10, Merchant Square Tel: +603-6142 3228 Fax: +603-6142 6228
Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1, PJU 3 E-mail:
47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Engineer: Ir Gan Choon Hock
Tel: +603-7885 9227 Fax: +603-7885 8227
Project Manager: Mr Liew QUANTITY SURVEYOR
To be appointed
Cosmoscape Design MAIN CONTRACTOR
A-3-10 Merchant Square To be appointed
Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1, PJU 3
47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Tel: +603-7885 9227 Fax: +603-7885 8227 Proposed development of 2 blocks of 46-storey residential
E-mail: towers consisting of 328 condominium units (with 164 units
Architect: Mr Lim Jo Soon of condominiums in each block).

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WCT Land Sdn Bhd:



CLASSIFICATION Residential Jurutera TSSC Lim Sdn Bhd Proposed development comprises a 31-storey residential
Stage of Project Sitework M5-D-18, 3rd Floor tower (with 237 units of condominiums) and a 23-storey
LOCATION Lot PT15208, Jalan Awan Besar, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/1, Pandan Indah residential tower (with 182 units and condominiums) on
Mukim Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia freehold land.
(GPS Coordinates: 3.068717, 101.672362) Tel: +603-4295 7380 Fax: +603-4295 3690 The Waltz Residences is a component of the proposed
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM100 milion E-mail: Paradigm Garden City which will become a new and modern
APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 2Q 2016 Engineer: Mr Yow epicentre of Kuala Lumpur.
APPROX. COMPLETION DATE 2Q 2018 The Paradigm Garden City will be the first 4 in 1
M & E ENGINEER integrated development in OUG, occupying 63 acres of
DEVELOPER Perunding Wepco Sdn Bhd freehold land and will feature luxury condominiums, a 2
WCT Land Sdn Bhd D8-03-1 Block D8 million sq ft shopping mall, a modern and prime corporate
No 63, Lorong Batu Nilam 1A Pusat Perdagangan Dana 1 office tower, retail offices and a prestigious hotel.
Bandar Bukit Tinggi, P.O Box 94 Jalan PJU 1A/46
41710 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-3324 3255 Fax: +603-3324 9025 Tel: +603-7842 8266 / 8211 Fax: +603-7842 9266
Project Manager:Ms Jessy E-mail:
Engineer: Mr Daniel (E) Engineer: Mr Charles (M)
Architects Associates QUANTITY SURVEYOR
A-3-12 Level 3 Block A DK-QS Sdn Bhd
Centrio Pantai Hill Park 31A Jalan Kenari 22
No. 1 Jalan Pantai Murni Bandar Puchong Jaya
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 47170 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2241 9681 Fax: +603-2241 9682 Tel: +603-8075 9925 Fax: +603-8076 9134
E-mail: E-mail:
Architect:. Mr Viknesh Director: Mr Dang Bek Hin

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IDP Industrial Development Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of UOA Group):



CLASSIFICATION Mixed Development Perunding ACE Sdn Bhd To be appointed
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Design 25-2 Jalan PJU 5/3, PJU 5, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
LOCATION Lot-Lot 438 & 439, Jalan Lang Mas, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Segambut Dalam, Mukim Batu, Tel: +603-6141 7330 / 016 227 9599 United Point Residence mixed development comprises three
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Fax: +603-6141 7880 blocks of residential towers consisting of 2,509 service
(GPS Coordinates: 3.189811, 101.655144) E-mail: suites atop an 8-storey podium. The development sits on 9.3
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM100 milion Engineer: Ms Cathrine acres of freehold land.
APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE To be determined Block A and Block B has 887 units each while Block C
APPROX. COMPLETION DATE To be determined M & E ENGINEER has 735 units. Unit sizes range from 667 sq ft to 1,206 sq ft.
IDP Industrial Development Sdn Bhd
DEVELOPER (a subsidiary of UOA Group)
IDP Industrial Development Sdn Bhd Wisma UOA Bangsar South
(a subsidiary of UOA Group) Tower 1, Avenue 3, No 8 Jalan Kerinchi
Wisma UOA Bangsar South, Tower 1 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Avenue 3, No 8 Jalan Kerinchi Tel: +603-2245 9188 Fax: +603-2241 5862
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Engineer: En Firdaus
Tel: +603-2245 9188 Fax: +603-2241 5862
Project Manager: Mr S K Lim

Submission architect:
Spatial Design Sdn Bhd
2A Jalan Manisan, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Sri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-9056 2754 Fax: +603-9056 4642
Director: Ar William Joseph Chu

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Nusmetro Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd:



CLASSIFICATION Mixed Development SNA Consult Sdn Bhd TQS Konsult Sdn Bhd
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Design Unit C 313, 3rd Floor 23A, Jalan SS22/19
LOCATION Lot 80418 (Plot 3), Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Block C, Damansara Intan Damansara Jaya
Off Persiaran Dutamas, Mukim Batu, No.1, Jalan SS 20/27 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-7728 2801 Fax: +603-7728 2802
(GPS Coordinates: 3.176092, 101.664471) Tel: +603-7729 2299 Fax: +603-7729 2599 E-mail:
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM100 milion E-mail: Quantity Surveyor: Mr Teh Cheow Chin
APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 1Q 2016 Director: Mr Bobby Soon
M & E ENGINEER To be appointed
DEVELOPER Maset Engineering
Nusmetro Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd 63A-1 Jalan PJS 1/50 BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Unit 611 Block B Level 6 Petaling Utama Avenue Proposed development comprises a 41-storey residential
Phileo Damansara 1 Taman Petaling Utama tower (level 6-25 are office suites, level 26-32 are double
No 9 Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia volume office suites and level 33-41 are duplex serviced
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603 7770 9974 Fax: +603 7783 6158 apartments. Level 33 is occupied by the Clubhouse and
Tel: +603-7660 6636 Fax: +603-7660 6676 Director: Mr Set Levels 26 and 33 are occupied by Sky Gardens.
Project Manager: Ms Ting

Sparks Singapore Studio Design
8, Murray Street, #01-02 Murray Terrace,
079522 Singapore
Tel: +65-6396 0328 Fax: +65-6396 0328
Contact Persons : Director: Mr Stephen Pimbley

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Jiran Bina Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Ong Han Meng Construction):



CLASSIFICATION Residential Perunding PLA Inhouse contractor:
STAGE OF PROJECT Planning & Design No. 8-01, Wisma Pantai, Jalan Wisma Pantai Ong Han Meng Construction Sdn Bhd
LOCATION Lot 3585, Mukim 18, Bandar Tanjung Tokong, 12200 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (a member of OHM Group)
Daerah Timur Laut, Lebuhraya Halia, Tel: +604-3337 990 / 012-454 7990 / 012-498 7990 103A, Jalan Shaik Madar
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Fax: +604-331 7337 11400 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
(GPS Coordinates: 5.450089, 100.299443) E-mail: Tel: +604-828 5634 Fax: +604-828 8222
APPROX. PROJECT COST > RM50 milion Director: Ir Paul Phor Chi Wei (E) Director: Mr Onn Soo Kiang
APPROX. COMMENCEMENT DATE 1Q 2016 Director: Ir Lee Heng Ting (M)
Proposed development of three blocks of residential towers
DEVELOPER atop a 10-storey podium with car parks and recreational and
Jiran Bina Sdn Bhd community facilities comprising:
(a subsidiary of Ong Han Meng Construction) Two 40-storey blocks with 486 apartment units
103A, Jalan Shaik Madar One 35-storey block with 306 apartment units
11400 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-828 5634 Fax: +604-828 8222
Director: Mr Onn Soo Kiang

LSB Architect
(a subsidiary of Ong Han Meng Construction)
Unit 51-13-F2, Menara BHL, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
10050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-227 2488 / 229 9559 Fax: +604-229 2488
Architect: Mr Ooi Kien Wooi

Perunding Prisma Sejati Sdn Bhd
116, Level 1, Wisma Tan Ah Chye, Jalan Sungai Pinang
10150 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-282 8608 Fax: +604-282 6608
Director: Ir BC Leong

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Exhibitions & Conferences


06 - 09 March 2017 01 - 04 June 2017


14 - 16 February 2017 11 - 13 October 2016


28 - 30 September 2016 21 - 23 September 2016
For more updated information, please visit


27 - 29 September 2016 10 - 12 November 2016


03 - 05 November 2016 07 - 09 March 2017

27 - 28 September 2016 14 - 16 September 2016


16 - 17 November 2016 MALAYSIA 2017 (EPRE MALAYSIA 2017) 15 - 17 March 2017
BAUEN 2016
01 - 03 September 2016
13 - 15 October 2016
11 - 12 October 2016
07 - 09 September 2016 GBR EXPO ASIA 2016
21 - 23 September 2016
10 - 12 November 2016 GREENPOWER ‘16
10 - 12 November 2016
13 - 15 October 2016 HBE.ASIA 2016
20 - 22 September 2016
BUSINESS OF IP ASIA FORUM (BIP ASIA) 2016 26 - 29 October 2016
01 - 02 December 2016
08 - 10 September 2016 27 - 30 October 2016
08 - 10 September 2016 28 - 30 September 2016

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07 - 09 September 2016 01 - 03 December 2016


05 - 08 October 2016 07 - 09 September 2016


12 - 16 October 2016 01 - 03 December 2016

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CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION (IIICE) 2016 10 - 12 November 2016
09 - 11 November 2016
28 - 30 September 2016
INTERSOLAR MIDDLE EAST 2016 01 - 03 December 2016
19 - 21 September 2016
JEC ASIA 2016 03 - 05 November 2016
15 - 17 November 2016
LED CHINA 2016 17 - 20 October 2016
19 - 22 September 2016
LED LIGHTING EXHIBITION 2016 23 - 24 November 2016
06 - 09 October 2016
LED+LIGHT ASIA 2016 20 - 22 October 2016
28 - 30 September 2016
LIGHT MIDDLE EAST 2016 23 - 24 March 2017
31 October - 02 November 2016
LIGHTING JAPAN 2016 02 - 04 November 2016
14 - 16 December 2016
LONDON BUILD 2016 09 - 11 November 2016
26 - 27 October 2016
MEGABUILD INDONESIA 2016 28 - 30 September 2016
03 - 06 November 2016
MINING AND ENGINEERING (M&E) 25 - 27 September 2016
01 -03 November 2016
13 - 15 October 2016 WORLDBEX 2017
15 - 19 March 2017

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