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posted on: 27-Aug-2013

Please find attached the seminar notes for the Residential Green Design Seminar that was held on the 24th August 2013. Residential_Green_Design_cpd_Material

posted on: 27-Aug-2013

In our last issue, we interviewed several women architects and discussed the steps they are taking in their careers leading up to the setting up of their own practice. Spousal support and personal commitment appear to be the key elements for this career path to succeed. In this issue, we look at the challenges facing […]

posted on: 27-Aug-2013

In this series of articles, INTERSECTION will interview women architects in Sarawak – from the graduate to the salaried architect, the free-lancer to the director – to unearth the role women architects play in the local architectural scene. Worldwide, there is a disparity in the number of women who graduate from architecture school and the […]

posted on: 13-Aug-2013

Kuching: Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC) will mark World Architecture Day (WAD) with line-up of activities to promote good architecture and create a platform for the discourse of architects and students of architecture.

posted on: 12-Aug-2013

ASSA ABLOY which is the parent company for the Yale brand will be breaking down the seminar into three sections in regards to door opening solutions:

Presentation Topics

1. Current market relevance for commercial and residential locking solutions

2. Current New products/technologies ( More on access control)

3. The future in locking ( Virtual credentials, delivered over the air)

Learning Objectives

* Understanding of what locking solution are available now, being developed and how doors for both residential and commercial space will be opened in the future.

How would architects benefit from attendance?

*Gain a better understanding of access control and security locking in the digital age.

posted on: 12-Aug-2013

Kuching: Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC) is kicking off its World Architecture Day (WAD) this month with the theme “Culture – Architecture “.  

posted on: 07-Aug-2013

Every year the UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) celebrate World Architecture Day in hopes promoting good architecture and raising awareness of architecture among the general public.

posted on: 07-Aug-2013

The Wooden Fort
On the 17th of July 2013, I was one of 18 participants which comprised facilitating teachers and local school children attending a site visit to Fort Alice, Sri Aman. The visit was conducted by Mike Boon and coordinated by Mr. Goh Kaw Sze. The aim of the visit was to give the school children a chance to see the structural core of the Fort before it was to be taken down completely.

Malay “Tomb”
The day’s events started with the mandatory safety briefing. We were each handed a hard hat and instructed to always keep in the designated zone clearly marked by security tapes. Then, we were brought to a freshly dug-up site at the front of the Fort and introduced to En. Mohd. Sherman, Curator from Jabatan Muzium Sarawak (JMS).

Dismantling Process
We were then given a brief induction into the Fort’s dismantling process by Conservators-on-site Mr. Eng Chee Kuan and Mr. Ooi Zhen Ning (both young graduates from Penang). They explained that during dismantling, every detail has to be recorded through sketches, drawings, photographs and videos so the Fort can be reassembled in the same manner.

Timber
Having learnt how the Fort is held up, we moved on to the shed at the rear of the building to discover what she was made of, which was primarily timber. Over the years, normal hardwood (now suffering from wet rot and termites) had been added on during maintenance works and the tour turned interactive as Local Carpenter Mr. Ting Nik Sing and Ar. Mike Boon tasked us with a series of tests utilizing our five senses to differentiate between belian and other hardwoods.

posted on: 07-Aug-2013

The program started with a public workshop on 23rd May 2013 where the participants witnessed a traditional miring ceremony and attended public lectures and site visits before the demolition works on the Fort were started. A follow-up site visit was organised for the participants to see the building components being dismantled and witness an archaeological investigation by the Sarawak Museum Department. Now that the building has been fully taken down, it would be a good opportunity for participants to view the site and learn about the next step of work that would commence soon.

posted on: 05-Aug-2013

SYNOPSIS OF PRESENTATION
Green has been in vogue since the earliest Architectural works. With increasing focus on form and iconic design, many modern buildings have increasingly depended on available technology to create their desired indoor environment. With the recent increasing awareness of the roles buildings play in contributing to green-house gases, there has been a refocus on “environmentally friendly” architecture. There are many differing views of what constitute green design. The key components of what constitutes green design and “environmental friendly” design is first reviewed. Some key principles of passive green architecture are explored.

posted on: 30-Jul-2013

Interested candidates are required to write in or email comprehensive resume, stating
work experience, contact numbers, present & expected salary and enclose a recent
passport sized photograph on or before 30th August 2013.
6th Floor, Menara Zecon,
No.92, Lot 393, Section 5,
KTLD, Jalan Satok,
93400 Kuching Sarawak.
Tel: 082-275510
Email: sjloongarchitect@gmail.com

posted on: 30-Jul-2013

Please refer to the attach letter dd 7th February 2011 from Bintulu Development Authority for the above mentioned. BDA

posted on: 30-Jul-2013

DBKU will be implementing the use of Notice of Approval for building works that have been approved from the 1st of February 2013. The Notice of Approval is attached with the approved plan and is needed to be displayed at the building site when building works are carried out. Please refer to the letter for […]

posted on: 30-Jul-2013

Effective from 1st August 2010, the revised  Building Plan Submission Process and approval procedures will be implemented by this Council. In this new procedure and process, the Submitting person who intends to submit building plan to council for approval shall to submit the building plans to the relevant Authorities / Departments and obtain approval from […]

posted on: 30-Jul-2013

It has come to the Council’s notice that a number of submitting persons submitted the required forms and documents with the omission of dates either done willfully or otherwise. The Council was legally advised that the omisslon of dates in the Forms prescribed under the Schedule B (“the statutory forms”) of Buildings Ordinance 1994 (“the Ordinance”) or any other docurnents required […]

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