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A talk on “Green Construction and Sustainable Site Management” was organized by the Chapter on 8 September 2012 at PAM Mini Auditorium. The talk started at 9.15 am and was attended by 73 participants comprising of architects,engineers, QS and architectural graduates.

PAM Sabah ChapterCPD Chairman, Ar. Mok Juang Yu welcomed all participants and introduced the speakers, Ir. Thirukumaran Jallendran, a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is a founding member as well as the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC). He is currently one of the trainers for the GBI Facilitator Training program. He heads the R & D committee and is the Chairman of the GreenPagesMalaysia sub-committee as well as the Editor of the GreenPagesMalaysia green products and services directory.

Mr. Andrew Ong Teng Eng is a Technical cum Marketing Manager with Lean Giap Building Materials Sdn Bhd. Mr. Ong holds a Bachelor Degree in Estate Management from the University of Malaysia and a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM)

Ir. Thiru talked about how to manage green projects. He said sustainability in the construction and building sector is best achieved by actively pursuing a holistic approach that strives to strike a balance between the environment and the economy whilst maintaining a healthy consideration for the social need of humanity.

Mr. Ong introduced “ONDULINE® – Green & Energy Efficient Roofing”. ONDULINE® is the world’s largest manufacturer of corrugated composite sheets made of recycled cellulose fibers, high-grade bitumen and thermo-plastic resins which is a leading supplier of lightweight roofing and under-roofing systems.ONDULINE® has achieved a low carbon footprint and recycles some 200,000 tons of material each year. Natural pigments are used for colorations and its products contain no traces of asbestos.

Vote of thanks is accorded to everyone present for making their valuable time to attend this informative and technical talk. The talk ended at 12.30pm with lunch.

 

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Ar. MOK JY

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