CPD Seminar Notes

posted on: 23-Apr-2014

posted on: 02-Jul-2012

Notes from the previous CPD Seminar is now available here.

posted on: 29-May-2012

The very term “Low-Cost Housing” assumes that the challenge is to find innovative ways to reduce the cost of building houses and in doing so, making it affordable for every family to own, regardless of their income level. The problem is seen primarily with an engineering solution – of how to mass produce houses as low-cost as possible. In this paper, the problem is seen through another perspective, a social standpoint. From this point of view, it becomes obvious that placement and concentrating families of the poor – financially and socially stressed – in one location, does not make sense. The higher the concentration of people in these low-cost housing areas, the more unmanageable the social problems become. The Affordable Mosaic Housing concept is an alternative to the present Low-Cost Housing paradigm. This model of cluster houses and clustered neighbourhoods aims to produce better social, environmental and aesthetic environments, by using land more efficiently with fewer roads.

posted on: 21-Dec-2011

by Ar Abu Zarim Abu Bakar (AZ Rekatelier) This seminar was presented on the 17th of December 2011. PRINCIPLES OF IBS SCORE The IBS Score puts emphasis on the following attributes: – 1. the use of prefabricated and precast concrete components, 2. off-site production of components 3. the use of standardised components 4. repeatability 5. […]

posted on: 22-Nov-2011

Means of Egress, Compartmentation, Active System & Fire Fighting Access

by Ar. Chong Lee Siong
This seminar was presented on the 29 October 2011.

Part 1 Means of Egress
Part 2 Compartmentation
Part 3 Active System
Part 4 Fire Fighting Access

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This CPD will examine the roles and responsibilities of the Architect under the Housing Development Act (Act 118 Peninsular Malaysia 2007) and the Sarawak Housing Ordinance (1993) and related regulations. It will cover an overview of the two sets of laws in force in West Malaysia and Sarawak and point out the major differences. A brief outline of the certification process under the housing acts and ordinances and the management of quality in relation to this certification is reviewed. Managing common defects and complaint is also considered.

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