[CPD Seminar 181027] Encounter Common Issues in Plastering and Tiling Works with Possible Solutions and Materials Selection

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[CPD Seminar 181027] Encounter Common Issues in Plastering and Tiling Works with Possible Solutions and Materials Selection
27th October 2018 8:30 am
27th October 2018 12:30 pm
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PAM Sarawak Chapter
1st October 2018
PAM Sarawak Chapter
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Shaharudin M

Mr. Shaharudin Mohamed (National Technical Specifier Manager)

Graduated from University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in polymer science. Started his career with Davco in 2014 and currently he is the national technical specifier manager.  His key role as head of technical specification department are as follows;

To assist and to share the technical information & knowledge providing by  comprehensive technical proposal  to clients namely architects, quantity surveyors (from consultant firms), property  developers and contractors  on tiles and stone installation material selections which conforms to international standards  in line with industry best practice from  technical  and commercial perspective.

Responsible to plan yearly basis on the  structural  and  strategies  product talk & presentation to support and to  inform client in  their sustainable development initiatives, innovate in proposing products &  services  more respectful to environment  in line with sustainable development, with a hope  to bring strategic vision and value to the business and  together  with our company slogan;  building expertise , together.

Prior joining Davco, he has over 20 years’ experience dealing in building & construction material industry. Through those years with regards with his experience in this line, he has been trained in United States of America and Singapore on professional courses in technical training in materials and methods for ceramic tile and stone installation technology which has equipped him with technical, product knowledge and commercial awareness.  In years of his journey he has developed communications skills when working in managerial positions at established company, nurtured successful working relationships and resultantly possess a relatively good professional business network.


Nick Yong

Mr. Nick Yong Tin Tat (Regional Marketing Manager) 

Nick Yong, born in an adventurous and beautiful place in Borneo – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Since young, he inspires to be a successful person that could contribute a lot to the society. He holds a Bachelor of Entrepreneur degree, majoring in Market Development and Business Management. After completing his education, he decided to develop his passion in the construction field.

At a young age, Nick has an extensive knowledge in building materials particularly tile adhesive and plastering. Currently, Nick holds the position of Regional Marketing Manager for a French company named ParexGroup which specialized in ceramic tiles adhesive. Upon joining this company, he has inscribed a building solution to assist consultant to solve issues on construction especially on tile installation system. On the other hand, Nick is also a frequent speaker at several dry-mix industry events.

Besides developing and executing multiple marketing strategies to increase agency awareness, he is a frequent speaker where he shares his technical knowledge by providing comprehensive technical proposal different groups of client on tiles and stone installation, plastering application and material selections.

Nick aspires to encourage awareness in accepting tile setting solution system and also drive towards “PERFECT TILING CULTURE” in near future.

Topic 1: Skim Coat Solutions for Internal and External Wall

Smooth wall and ceiling finishing lifts up the quality of a shelter, regardless of residential or commercial building. New product, new knowledge, new skill. Problems occur because of the limitations of different types of skim coat such as applying non-weather resistant skim coat on external wall that exposed to direct sunlight and acidic rain. With more than 10 years experiences and 9 types of skim coat highly demanding in the market, ParexGroup has all the solutions you need.

The application process includes surface preparation, mixture preparation, skimming methods and protection methods which are equally crucial in minimizing the error at construction site. Davco technical speaker will share the case studies on the common error happened in skim coat application and the solutions.



Ms. Christina Thian Lee Fung (Technical Specifier Executive) 

A proud citizen of the world first city of unity – Kuching. Christina Thian born and raised in Kuching, Sarawak then earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing with Honours in University Malaysia Sarawak. Started to gain experience in different industries and roles since secondary school. After receiving her tertiary education, she decided to develop her career in construction industry.

Joining ParexGroup as a junior technical specifier executive, Christina learned from experienced and passionate seniors in construction line through frequent site visiting and do product testing at warehouse lab. She also conducts technical presentation and prepares comprehensive proposal to consultants and property developers. At the same time, as a marketing graduate, she keeps the interest in exploring marketing related activities and involved in marketing strategy planning.

Topic 2: Tile Adhesive Solutions for All Tiling Works

Tile buckling and de-bonding issue increases recent years. Tile adhesive market is demanding due to changes in technology of tile industry. Different types of tile such as ceramic, homogenous porcelain, and marble or granite stone on different substrates requires different specifications of tile adhesive.

Davco technical speaker aims to share the precise specification of tile adhesive needed in order to avoid over spec that increase the cost or under spec that leads to failure in tiling works. This presentation includes implementations of grout and movement joints, and the proper methods of application to avoid costly failures and unnecessary inspection that interrupts the construction schedule.


  • PAM Member: FREE

  • Non-Member: RM 50.00

  • Anyone who Walk in Without Prior Registration: RM 50.00


1. Kindly bank-in your payment to:


    Public Bank Berhad

    Account No. 3112897501

2. Please forward your bank transaction to fax no. 082-451180 or email with details of participant. 

3. Receipts will be issued direct to participant hence ensure your particulars are duly filled-in. 

4. Registrations without Payment will not be entertained.

5. Those who registered and paid but did not show up on the day and did not inform before closing date is consider forfeited/no refund.

6. Those who did not register but show up on the day can sign in but pay registration fee based on walk in rate.

The Registration is closed. 

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