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posted on: 09-Oct-2012

The Great Fire of Kuching started at 1am on 20th January 1884 (Sunday), from a shop-house at the corner of Carpenter and China Street. After the fire subsided (helped by torrential rain) at 6am, 196 shop-houses were completely destroyed while 6 were partially destroyed. Following this disaster, it was Rajah Charles Brooke’s order: “In future, all wooden shop-houses shall be built of bricks”, that shaped the charming streetscape of Old Kuching which we have inherited.

posted on: 02-Oct-2012

KUCHING: The Malaysian Architect Association Sarawak Chapter (PAMSC) is hoping that the process of building plan submission down to the interpretation of Sarawak Building Ordinances (SBO) can be expedited by the local councils.

posted on: 02-Oct-2012

“Sharing with Passion”

h0pe – architecture for the homeLESS

By Ar. David Wong
Architects can help to make a difference in the world of the homeLESS by giving ‘h0pe’.
h – habitat for humanity
0 – ‘zero’ construction
p – process of participation
e – educating

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Bogota: Building a Sustainable City
Affordable Green Housing

posted on: 18-Sep-2012

Speaker’s Biography (provided by the speaker) :

Derrick Ng is an Assistant Product Manager. He has work for Goodrich Global about 5 years. Derrick’s main role are
including product selection, development and provide presentation or training. They provide presentations or training
mainly to the own regional offices (mostly Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, HK, China) and customers mainly new
products.

Caulfield Khoo is a Product Manager in Flooring Division. He works for Goodrich Global more than 20 years. His
main roles are including product selection, research development, provide presentation or training. They provide
presentation mainly to own regional offices (Singapore, Malaysia, HK, China and Indonesia) and customers mainly
new products.

posted on: 18-Sep-2012

REGULAR or SUPER Views on Mies van der Rohe

In 1967, at the end of a career spanning more than six decades, which included the design of the Seagram Building in New York, the Lake Shore Drive Apartment Buildings in Chicago, and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, architect Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) designed a simple gas station near Montreal. The story of that gas station serves as the point of departure for REGULAR OR SUPER, which examines Mies’ entire body of work (more than 70 buildings) and a sparse style that reflects his motto that “less is more.”

posted on: 07-Sep-2012

This workshop has been postponed until further notice

BIM or Building Information Modeling is the future of Design Documentation for the construction industry. It allows Architects to design in 3D with “intelligent” Object Oriented Modelling. This is where the CAD programmes recognize that each object drawn by the Architects is an independent object.

posted on: 06-Sep-2012

The IBS Course is now back on

Why this IBS training course is IMPORTANT for YOU ?

To drive the construction industry towards high productivity and quality, reduction of foreign labour and creation of a sustainable, component based IBS industry – in the face of greater competition when the market is liberalized by 2012, all Ministries, Agencies, State Governments and Local Authorities are required to consider only projects with a minimum 70% of IBS components.

posted on: 24-Jul-2012

The UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) celebrate this day annually with the aim of promoting good architecture and raising awareness of architecture among the general public.

Each year, a theme is set and this year’s theme is “Architects are City Changers”. In conjunction with this, PAMSC is holding a design competition

  • to encourage young designers to demonstrate their creativity in design thinking.
  • to inform the general public about World Architecture Day
  • to set a platform for students and professionals to exchange ideas and experiences in architecture

posted on: 17-Jul-2012

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.

posted on: 10-Jul-2012

It is with great pleasure that we are inviting you to the Launching of Building Trade Show (BTS) 2013.

The Launching is schedule as follows :-

Date : 13 July 2012 (Friday)
Time : 3.30pm
Venue : Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

posted on: 02-Jul-2012

Notes from the previous CPD Seminar is now available here.

posted on: 26-Jun-2012

Please be informed that the Council had revised the procedure for application for special permission to commence building operation through the formulated checklists as per attached.

posted on: 11-Jun-2012

This paper reflects on the architects duties and functions during the contract implementation phase of a building project. The architect’s critical role during this phase is defined firstly, by his professional obligations to his client, which would be prescribed in the Client/Architect Agreement, and secondly, by the provisions in the building contract (PAM Form) between the employer and the contractor.

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: 17-Apr-2012

Homes are getting more and more expensive in Malaysia – out of reach of not only the poor but also for many first time buyers. Globally, half the world do not have good housing. This talk hopes to make the case for architecture that is more about providing functional cost effective solutions – better homes for more people, rather than about aesthetic expression. Ar. Mazlin will present the results of the work, studies, research and projects – done in his office and with his collaborators in the design of standard plans for housing and the application of IBS, in making homes thermal comfortable, in neighbourhood layout design, and more recently, the provision of infrastructure and transportation.

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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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